2014 Proxy Season Review

The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation 2014-08-18


Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Bridget Neill, Director of Regulatory Policy at Ernst & Young, and is based on an Ernst & Young publication by Ruby Sharma and Allie M. Rutherford. The complete publication is available here.

Nearly 40 investor representatives shared with us their key priorities for the 2014 proxy season. We review the developments around these topics over the 2014 proxy season through shareholder proposal submissions, investor voting trends, proxy statement disclosures and behind-the-scenes company-investor engagement.

Key Developments in the 2014 Proxy Season

Activist investors are becoming more active and influential: Nearly 150 campaigns by hedge fund activists were launched in just the first half of this year. Both companies and long-term institutional investors are learning to navigate this changing landscape.

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Yaron Nili, Co-editor, HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation,

Date tagged:

08/18/2014, 16:10

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08/18/2014, 08:52