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18 Dec 2017

Can renewed calls for universal proxies change voting?

Agenda Week
Close and controversial high-profile proxy contests at Procter & Gamble and ADP have again raised questions about the proxy voting process in the U.S. Shareholders are continuing calls ...

12 Dec 2017

AGM Season Review - Australia

Morrow Sodali
2017 AGM SEASON VOTING HIGHLIGHTS Between the months of September and November 2017 there were nine strikes recorded at companies within the S&P/ASX 300 index. Only two spill ...

07 Dec 2017

Activist Insight 2017 Intermediary Awards: Morrow Sodali moved up three places to third

Activist Insight
The 2016 merger of Morrow & Co with Italian shareholder services firm Sodali created a global proxy solicitation powerhouse that went on to acquire Australia’s Global Proxy ...

28 Nov 2017

AGM Season Heats Up

Australian Institute of Corporate Directors
According to the Australian Institute of Corporate Directors, four key themes emerged during last AGM season: director accountability, diversity, hybrid remuneration and activist ...

20 Sep 2017

2017 Australian AGM Season Preview

Morrow Sodali
In this year’s 2017 Australian AGM Season Preview, Morrow Sodali provides governance insights and trends as it relates to the following topics: • Remuneration Report Voting ...

15 Sep 2017

Michael Chandler comments trends and outcomes of the Australian AGM season on Sky News

Sky News - Australia
"The upcoming shareholders' season is expected to be yet another exciting one and we are observing two general trends: the first one is the role of environmental activist groups as it ...

22 Aug 2017

Clearwater case has far reaching consequences

Terbium Financial Services
The Clearwater ruling at the Appeal Court earlier this year, removed any time restrictions for advance proxy votes being received by a company for an AGM or any special resolutions ...

17 Jun 2017

Italy, minority shareholders’ weight on the rise

Ubi minor, maior cessat - Milano Finanza, Italy
The weight of minority shareholders’ on Italian listed companies is constantly increasing and this is mostly due to foreign institutional investors. “From 2016 to 2017 there has...

12 Apr 2017

Former Banche Popolari: investors vote for governance continuity

Ex-popolari, i fondi votano per la continuità di governance - Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy
Andrea Di Segni from Morrow Sodali comments on Il Sole 24 Ore on the former Banche popolari's latest general meetings where institutional investors have backed - almost unanimously - ...

08 Apr 2017

Boards' renewals: minority shareholders ask for increased transparency in the list composition's mechanism

Nomine di primavera - Milano Finanza, Italy
"Minority shareholders expect an increased transparency in lists composition mechanism and in communication between shareholders and outgoing board members, even though this does not ...