“Investors With $3.75 Trillion Defend Conflict Minerals Rule” – Bloomberg BNA – February 20, 2017

On February 20, 2017 Bloomberg BNA reported that a global group of some 100 investors with $3.75 trillion in assets under management had written to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 17, 2017 to underscore that “conflict minerals disclosure is material to investors.” “These were some of the first disclosure rules on […]

“Shareholder revolt called against Franklin Templeton” – Financial Times – February 12, 2017

On February 12, 2017 the Financial Times reported that Pensions & Investment Research Consultants Ltd (PIRC), the UK independent corporate governance and shareholder advisory, has advised shareholders to vote against the executive pay package at US fund company Franklin Templeton.  PIRC labels executive compensation at Franklin Templeton “excessive.”  In a report, PIRC also recommends that […]