Category: Proxy

Outrageous Proxy Meeting Fees and How They Could Impact You
  • Admin
  • Oct 05, 2021
It is often said that there is a cost to doing business.  Proxy meeting fees have emerged as such a cost in the context of the business of investing your hard-earned dollars.  These unique fees are ....
SEC Adopts Amendments on Proxy Voting Advice and Solicitation to Investors
  • Admin
  • Aug 28, 2020
On July 22, 2020, the SEC adopted amendments to its rules that exempt solicitors from furnishing proxy voting advice from the information and filing requirements of the federal proxy rules and issued ....
A Guide to Corporate Officers and Their Roles
  • Joshua Scofield
  • Sep 12, 2019
In the US, it is typically required for publicly traded companies to have at least a few corporate officers. Some companies have dozens. It is also not uncommon for private or non-profit companies to ....
What is a Proxy Shareholder Meeting?
  • Michael Segura
  • Jul 17, 2019
Meetings are an importation part of running an organization or a large project. At meetings, issues are addressed, important decisions made, and plans created for the future. In public companies, annu....
Routine Vs Non-routine Proxy Proposals
  • Michael Segura
  • Jul 16, 2019
Running a company involving many aspects of corporate decision-making requires keeping accurate records and imposing a certain degree of regularity in the process. Proxies are one such way to ensure t....
Proxy Voting Gives Shareholders A Voice
  • Admin
  • Apr 05, 2016
Before the general meeting of an organization or a mutual fund, shareholders receive a package in the mail that contains a number of documents: financial reports, investment data as well as documents ....
SEC Adopts CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure
  • Dan Carter
  • Oct 13, 2015
On August 5, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted the pay ratio disclosure rule that requires public companies to disclose the ratio of CEO compensation to the median compensation of e....
What You Need to Know about a Shareholder Proxy
  • Admin
  • Aug 12, 2015
What Is a Proxy? A proxy refers to an agent who has the legal permission to act and carry out decisions on your behalf. A proxy agent also makes it possible for you to vote at the annual shareholder ....
STA Rebutes NYSE Proposal on Proxy Fee Increases
  • Admin
  • Mar 01, 2013
The Securities Transfer Association (STA) has commented on the broker fee increase proposal submitted by the NYSE PFAC committee and has disagreed on several points. With an 18-month effort by NYSE PF....
NYSE Proposal Endorses Proxy Fee Increase
  • Admin
  • Feb 07, 2013
The NYSE proposes a beneficial holder proxy fee increase to be charged to issuers by brokers (Broadridge). These proposals result in several fee increases that affect both large and small issuers. Her....
Consult with an Expert Before Your Next Shareholder Meeting
  • Admin
  • Mar 07, 2012
Regular shareholder meetings are an important part of investing in a company. Based on the company’s performance, investors can gauge how much to invest in the future. If shareholders are unable to ....
The Lessons of Citigroup’s Say on Pay Loss
  • Admin
  • Jan 31, 2011
As large and small reporting companies get ready for their annual meetings this year, they should keep in mind the new rules involving shareholder approval on executive compensation. These rules, requ....
What is Say On Pay?
  • Admin
  • Jan 30, 2011
As large and small reporting companies get ready for their annual meetings this year they should keep in mind the new rules involving shareholder approval on executive compensation. These rules, requi....
Broker Discretionary Voting on Directors Eliminated
  • Admin
  • Jul 01, 2009
In a new rule effective January 1, 2010, the SEC has eliminated discretionary voting on directors by brokers. In the past, this rule allowed brokers to vote proxies on behalf of beneficial shareholder....
Purpose of the Proxy
  • Admin
  • Sep 13, 2007
Shareholders, by virtue of their ownership interest in a corporation, are usually entitled to one vote per share in corporate elections or certain other policy decisions. This is true for the approval....