The level of engagement between investors and corporate issuers is at an all time high, a study released by the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRC) and Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) shows.
What do board members really think about shareholder rights and corporate governance?
The best - and worst - of the 2010 proxy season
New rules regarding disclosure of hedging and pledging could result in controversy
Dissemination of corporate information gets more complicated as issuers contemplate the new DIY options
Directors and boards are entering uncharted territory as they seek out new methods of communicating with investors. Though the impetus for these encounters is often controversy and disagreement, they can prove productive.
Activists are becoming increasingly aggressive and sophisticated as regulation and market conditions turn in their favor
When M&A activity picks up cash-rich firms search for bargains but that can leave companies feeling defenseless
Shareholder empowerment is making boards more accountable, with the SEC's new website for small-lot shareholders likely to increase the trend
US activists have inspired global shareholders to push for their rights on issues such as governance and executive pay, with specialist service providers often finding a new role in confrontations
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