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CII Issues Report on Best Disclosure of Board Evaluation Process

The Council of Institutional Investors today released a new report that highlights two approaches to disclosure that effectively shed light on the thoroughness of a board’s process of self-evaluation. The report, “Best Disclosure: Board Evaluation,” was suggested by the CII Advisory Council. The report is the second in a series of “Best Disclosure” issue briefs that seek to provide investors and companies with approaches to and examples of exemplary disclosure methods. The latest report discusses the principal themes in companies’ disclosures of the board evaluation process that can help investors benchmark company disclosures as they are making their voting decisions.

CII Fall Conference: New Format, Dynamic Speakers

CII is shaking up its usual format for the 2014 fall members’ conference in Los Angeles, September 29-October 1, at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel. The conference kicks off at 4 PM on Monday, September 29, with speaker Brad Katsuyama, the central figure in Flash Boys, Michael Lewis’s new book about high frequency trading. Mason Morfit, president of ValueAct Capital, a leading activist fund manager, opens the second day’s sessions with a discussion about constructivist investing. Also on tap for Day 2: A trio of West Coast state treasurers—California’s Bill Lockyer, Ted Wheeler of Oregon and Jim McIntire of Washington State—share investment strategies and concerns. All CII members are welcome to attend the Policies, International and Activism Committee meetings on Wednesday, October 1, followed by a networking lunch.  See you in LA!

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