Corporate Governance

Corporate governance has become increasingly politicized in recent years, with very real consequences for investors and financial institutions of all kinds. From a looming funding crisis facing the nation’s public pension system to the emergence of quasi-regulators operating with unchecked powers and limited scrutiny, there has been increased focus on politically motivated investments, often at the expense of traditional fiduciary responsibility aimed at maximizing returns.

News

Washington down on proxy advisers

Pensions & Investments
Gary Retelny said ISS works ‘extremely hard’ to mitigate any potential conflicts of interest. Sally Montana Powerful institutions in Washington are taking a renewed look...

Activist Investing Today Podcast: Doyle Targets Proxy Advisers

Activist Investing Today
The general counsel of the corporate-backed American Council for Capital Formation, spoke to the Activist Investing Today podcast about two new studies the group...

New Report: Robo-Voting Confirmed

Numerous Asset Managers Voting in Lockstep with Proxy Advisor Recommendations

Research & Publications

The Realities of Robo-Voting

ACCF Report Finds Numerous Asset Managers Voting in Lockstep with Proxy Advisor Recommendations

Are Proxy Advisors Really a Problem?

ACCF-commissioned research confirms alarming practice of robo-voting is real and quantifies scale of proxy advisor errors

Ratings That Don’t Rate: The Subjective World of ESG Ratings Agencies

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As the trend of Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”)1 investing has risen, so too has the influence and relative importance of ESG rating...