Activists And Other “Financial Engineers” Drive M&A And Restructuring Acivities To Alltime Highs...
Regular readers are well aware, we hope, of our frustration with the overall presentations of shareholder meeting and voting materials over the web. Much as your editor would like to sign up for e-delivery only, most of the online materials we review are so reader and browser unfriendly we are forced to insist on paper copies, since it’s an all or nothing proposition where the delivery options are concerned. In any event, we are absolutely convinced that poor-quality e-materials are a major cause of the annual declines in individual investor voting we have been seeing - ever since Notice and Access was adopted.
THE “2020” CAMPAIGN IN THE U.S. - TO HAVE 20% WOMAN BOARD MEMBERS BY 2020 - SEEMS LESS LIKE 20:20 VISION AND MORE LIKE A BAD CASE OF MYOPIA
SCAMSTERS MASQUERADING AS INVESTORS MANUFACTURE PROXY VOTES IN A FAILED AT EMPT TO SEAL A DEAL…THE BIG SURPRISE? NOTHING REALLY NEW HERE: WHO’S WATCHING THE PROXY BIZ ANYWAY?
A Few Strategies To “Share The Wealth” - Albeit Modestly - With “Regular People”
Your editor went to the annual meeting of the Midwest Securities Transfer Association a few months ago, where he was stunned to learn that third-party abandoned property “auditors” were suddenly propagating like flies on a big, fat, abandoned pie - and descending on unsuspecting public companies and on their transfer agents with totally outrageous and unacceptable demands.
The Board of the Shareholder Services Association (the “SSA”) will have the honor of ringing the iconic New York Stock Exchange closing bell at the end of trading on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in celebration of the SSA’s 70th anniversary.