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    2. Shareholder Voting Trends (2018-2022)

      Shareholder Voting Trends (2018-2022)
      This post provides an overview of shareholder resolutions filed at Russell 3000 and SP 500 companies through mid-July 2022, including trends regarding the volume and topics of shareholder proposals, the level of support received by those proposals when put to a vote, and the types of proposal sponsors. The report is accompanied by a Live Dashboard, which contains the most current figures and enables data cuts by market index, business ...
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    3. The Impact of ESG on Proxy Season and Proxy Voting

      The Impact of ESG on Proxy Season and Proxy Voting
      Companies in all industries facegrowing pressureto implement credible strategies for addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. ESG-focused investors have become an increasingly influential force for change that most companies can no longer ignore. In fact, a 2022MSCI reportstates that, ESG investing has become a prevailing part of investing, and predicts that the trend will only grow stronger...
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    4. Proxy Voting: What Fund Investors Should Know About It—and How It Is Changing

      Proxy Voting: What Fund Investors Should Know About It—and How It Is Changing
      For Americas public companies, election day comes every year when common shareholders get to vote on directors, executive compensation and other company issues. But if you are an investor whose primary exposure to stocks is through mutual funds and retirement accounts, your role in this shareholder democracy is likely to be limited. Thats because votes arent typically awarded to small investors in mutual funds or exchange-traded funds...
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    5. BlackRock’s Move to Expand Proxy Voting Choice Creates Unknowns

      BlackRock’s Move to Expand Proxy Voting Choice Creates Unknowns
      BlackRock, the worlds largest asset manager, announced on October 7, 2021 that it will start giving certain of its institutional index equity clients the ability to instruct BlackRock how those clients would like their votes to be cast at shareholder meetings of companies in BlackRocks index funds. This move is savvy...
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    1. Index funds run by smaller managers…may try to minimize the time and effort involved in diligent voting and instead robotically follow the recommendations of a proxy voting service.
      In Active Funds Vital For Passive Funds' Success, SEC Told
    2. Considering the helpful things Larry Fink has been saying about excessive share buybacks, we had hoped to see BlackRock underscore that message through its proxy voting.
      In BlackRock's Voting Record Clashes with CEO's Tough Talk on Buybacks
    3. We have…continued to hear from many investors that certain conditions in the 2020 rule might restrain independent proxy voting advice.
      In SEC Set to Repeal Trump-Era Restrictions on Proxy Advice Companies