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ISS unveils annual policy recommendations

Joe Mont | November 2, 2016

Leading proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has initiated its annual review of voting policies, a process that will seek out viewpoints from the global corporate governance community.

Each year, with its Benchmark Policy Consultation, ISS solicits commentary and opinions from institutional investors, issuers, and other market constituents in response to a global policy survey. The results of that survey were released in September, followed by the release of recommended policy changes, and the opening of a comment period, on Oct. 31.

Voting policy updates will be applied for shareholder meetings taking place on or after Feb 1, 2017. Comments are due by 6 p.m. EST... To get the full story, subscribe now.