Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it would convene a roundtable in order to gather information regarding whether the Commission's rules on the proxy process should be refined. The announcement outlines a number of areas for possible consideration, including the proxy voting process, proxy voting and the low retail participation rate, the shareholder proposal process and shareholder engagement, the role of proxy advisory firms, the use of technology throughout the proxy process, and other related matters. The announcement and the submission form for comments are available here.
Originally published July 31, 2018
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