Proxy Access and Investor Voting Tendencies

The Ipreo Blog isn’t the only platform via which Ipreo keeps you informed.

Our regularly published Better IR newsletter speaks directly to the investor relations industry about topics that are relevant to them.

In the past we’ve revisited corporate earnings releases, options ownership disclosures, and high-frequency trading.

Today, we’re going to share a piece from our latest issue, on Proxy Access and Investor Voting Tendencies.

From the October Better IR: Proxy Access and Investor Voting Tendencies:

In a bit of ironic hindsight not lost on a tiny segment of the corporate legal profession, in September 2013, former NY Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer lost to his opponent, Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer, in a tight contest for the Democratic party’s nomination for New York City Comptroller. The final tally was 52% to 48%, with just 22,000 votes separating the candidates. Both had spoken openly during their campaign about their responsibilities as the face of the city’s vast
pension plan assets and their goals for using this voice, and companies across the country might have been forgiven for exhaling a bit after hearing the results. With Spitzer headed back to the media world, companies might not have to worry about the former “Sherriff of Wall Street’s” next move. If
only that was the way it worked out.

Read the full piece, from the latest Better IR Newsletter.