ISS

  • Les AAA à distance devront être interactives

    17 mars 2020
    Dominique Lemoine

    Généralement soupçonneux des assemblées en ligne en raison des limites aux droits de participation des actionnaires qu’elles dissimulent, les cabinets-conseils en vote par procuration ISS et Glass Lewis seront plus indulgents dans le contexte sanitaire actuel.

  • ISS ajuste sa charge contre la surcharge de mandats d’administrateurs

    15 novembre 2019
    Dominique Lemoine

    Le cabinet-conseil en vote par procuration ISS continuera en 2020 de recommander aux actionnaires de sociétés émettrices inscrites à l’indice TSX au Canada de s’abstenir de voter en faveur des administrateurs qui occupent en même temps trop de sièges d’administrateurs.

  • CPPIB backs investor group in bid to end Bombardier’s dual-class share structure

    2019-05-01
    Nicolas Van Praet,The Globe and Mail

    Canada’s top pension manager is backing the idea of dissolving Bombardier Inc.’s dual class share structure, forcing the company onto the defensive as it hosts investors for its annual meeting Thursday.

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), which oversees assets worth about $368-billion and is one of Bombardier’s 25 biggest shareholders, says on its website it will vote in favour of a proposal by investor rights groupMÉDAC to end the two-class system. It gave no reasons for its decision, but its proxy-voting guidelines state that it supports the collapse of existing dual-class share structures on terms that are in the long-term best interests of the company.

  • Commonsense Principles 2.0: A Blueprint for U.S. Corporate Governance?

    2018-10-30
    Aabha Sharma and Howard Dicker, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

    Editor's note: Aabha Sharma is an associate and Howard Dicker is a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. This post is based on their Weil memorandum.

    On October 18, 2018, over twenty prominent executives, representing some of America’s largest corporations, pension funds and investment firms, came together to sign Commonsense Principles 2.0 . The signatories include, among other noteworthy individuals, Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon and Larry Fink1. In an open letter, the signatories make “a commitment to apply the Commonsense Principles 2.0 in our businesses” and “hope others will do so as well.” Moreover, while recognizing that there is significant variation among public companies, and that not every principle will be applied in the same manner, the signatories expressed their intent to use the principles to guide their thinking, and encouraged others to do the same2.

  • Détournement du droit des actionnaires par les fonds spéculatifs

    7 septembre 2018
    Dominique Lemoine

    Des réformes accordant plus de droits aux actionnaires mises en place aux États-Unis depuis 1980 auraient contribué à accroître l’influence de fonds spéculatifs prédateurs, selon un professeur-chercheur en économie et en extraction prédatrice de valeur.

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