Council of Institutional Investors

This Week at CII
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Section: CII Governance Alert

In Case You Missed It - Universal Proxy Card Letter
Last week, members of CII's Advisory Council co-signed a letter to the SEC in support of CII's petition on universal proxy cards. More information on CII's position on universal proxy cards can be found on our Web site.

In Case You Missed It: Teleconference on Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund Case
CII hosted a teleconference on August 20 on the upcoming Supreme Court decision in the Omnicare case, its potential implications for institutional investors and how CII member funds may get more involved. Members heard from legal experts and the author of a pending amicus curiae brief in support of the respondents in this case.
  1. Jonathan Massey, partner, Massey & Gail, LLP
  2. Blair Nichiolas, partner, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP
Jeff Mahoney, CII general counsel, moderated the call.

CII members may log-in to listen to an audio recording of this call.

Comment Letter to PCAOB Expresses Concern over New Auditor Standard
CII sent a letter to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board August 15 expressing surprise and disappointment over a recent report that the PCAOB has decided to dramatically weaken proposed amendments by issuing a final standard providing that “audit partners will not be required to sign the statements, but can if they want to.”
CII Fall Conference—Registration Open Now!
Online registration for CII's 2014 fall conference is now open! More information will be posted to the event page as it becomes available.
Conference documents:
Agenda (updated 08-26-14, subject to change)
Hotel information:
CII has a discounted room block for $189 and $229 per night (depending on the room type) at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Please call the hotel to book your room after registering with CII at 213.624.1011. The deadline to book in the discounted block is September 6 but space is limited so book your room soon! 
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