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ISS acquires executive compensation data firm Incentive Lab
trueInstitutional Shareholder Services Inc. acquired Incentive Lab LLC, an executive compensation data and analytics firm, the two companies announced Thursday in a joint statement.
Panel offers differing views on governance with public technology companies
trueAn asset owner, money manager and academic faced off in a panel discussion at the Council of Institutional Investors conference in Los Angeles expressing widely different views on the degree of toughness investors should bring to bear to demand better corporate governance at technology companies ...
Coca-Cola reduces shareholder approved executive equity plan
trueCoca-Cola Co. announced Wednesday it is backtracking somewhat from its executive equity plan approved in a shareholder vote in April that received opposition from some major pension funds, which called it excessive.
Towers Watson: Board director compensation rises 6%
trueMedian director total compensation rose 6% to $239,918 in 2013, said a Towers Watson report released Wednesday that studied 474 publicly traded companies in the Fortune 500.
APG creates suggested compensation guidelines for portfolio companies
trueAPG Asset Management has set guidelines on how much executives at publicly traded European companies in its global portfolio should be paid, the firm said in a statement.
trueThe CFA Institute on Friday called for the Securities and Exchange Commission to revive its proxy access rule, contending it would increase U.S. market capitalization by as much as $140.3 billion.
Investors seek political contribution disclosure, end to exec tax payment at FedEx
trueFedEx Corp. shareholders face separate proxy proposals from the New York City Retirement Systems and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Fund, calling for, respectively, disclosure of the company's political contributions and an end to paying personal taxes executives own on the ...
Why the Halliburton decision matters
trueThe U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Halliburton Co. et al. vs. Erica P. John Fund Inc. is a significant victory for institutional investors in pursing securities class-action lawsuits.
CII calls for more board disclosure on self-evaluation processes
trueCouncil of Institutional Investors, Washington, is calling for more disclosure of the self-evaluation process carried out by corporate boards of directors.
Large Australia pension funds go internal, become more vocal as active shareholders
trueTwo of Australia's biggest pension funds say the industry will become more vocal in holding public companies to account as assets are increasingly managed in-house, filling a void of shareholder activism in the nation.
Shareholders deserve directors' attention to duties
trueInstitutional shareholders should demand Coca-Cola Co. ask Richard M. Daley to step down as director or explain why, in the face of a personal challenge, he should stay as a member of the company's board.
New York State Common withdraws shareholder proposal at ConAgra
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund withdrew a shareholder proposal at ConAgra Foods Inc. after the company agreed to commit to using only sustainably sourced palm oil, said a statement Thursday from the $176.2 billion Albany-based pension fund.
Investors should address aggressive corporate tax planning
trueSustainable, well-run businesses should pay a fair level of tax, and avoid the reputational, legal and financial risks posed by aggressive tax planning.
SEC eyes adopting CEO pay ratio rules
trueThe Securities and Exchange Commission is slated to adopt in October its final rules on implementing a proposed CEO pay ratio, said Laura D. Richman, counsel at Mayer Brown LLP, in a teleconference Thursday the law firm hosted discussing key proxy season issues.
Alliant shareholders reject firearms safety proposal filed by 2 pension funds
trueAlliant Technologies Inc. shareholders Wednesday rejected by a 92.3% vote a shareholder proposal on firearms safety filed jointly by the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, a company SEC filing shows.