Shareholders Monthly archive

Sep 24, 2019
Groups reject revised 14a-8 no-action approach
Groups including Ceres and the Council of Institutional Investors have called for the SEC’s division of corporation finance to drop its recently revised approach to handling shareholder proposals that companies want to exclude from AGMs. The groups argue in a letter to division director William Hinman that the altered process ‘reduces transparency and ...
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Sep 20, 2019
Kraft Heinz shareholders reject meat-alternatives proposal
Shareholders in The Kraft Heinz Company have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that would have pressed the food firm’s board to disclose its plans regarding meat-based protein alternatives as such products grow in popularity. The vote took place against a background where companies selling meatless proteins have been attracting a great deal of attention. Beyond Meat launched a high-profile IPO in May and Impossible Foods announced this week that its Impossible Bu...
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Sep 05, 2019
CFA Institute: Mifid II causing ‘tectonic shifts’ in US
Europe’s Mifid II regulation has had a profound impact on US research, according to new analysis from CFA Institute. ‘Mifid II is also causing tectonic shifts in the competitive balance between asset managers, brokers and research providers,’ the institute’s report states. ‘Sophisticated asset owners, for example, have long called for disclosure of research costs paid through client brokerage, but with little success. ‘Sensing the change in compet...
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