Council of Institutional Investors

Section: January 6, 2022 | Vol 27, Issue 1 (Q4)
Membership News (Q4)
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CII Recommends Rescinding Proxy Voting Rules, Also Makes Suggestions for Changes
In a December 23 letter, CII encouraged the SEC to rescind the commission’s 2020 proxy advisor rules in their entirety, but also offered suggestions on how to improve the proposed changes.
Theranos Trial Spotlights Risks Related to Poor Governance Practices
Much of the evidence uncovered during the recent high profile Theranos trial provided prime examples of the serious risks companies can experience as a result of poor governance practices.
Court Rejects Dismissal of Suit that Could Broaden Application of Anti-Greenmail Statute
An Ohio court in mid-December rejected a motion to dismiss a derivative suit alleging that two activist funds, Ancora Advisors and Macellum Capital Management, violated Ohio’s greenmail disgorgement law by selling shares after settling a proxy contest.
News from the SEC This Quarter (Q4)
News from the SEC This Quarter (Q4)
News from the Department of Labor This Quarter (Q4)
Proposed Rules Reversing Previous Regs on ESG Factors in Investing and Proxy Voting
News from Capitol Hill This Quarter (Q4)
A Roundup of News from Congress
Filed Amicus Brief Highlighting Misalignment of Interests in SPACs
CII filed an amicus brief November 10 supporting a lawsuit that investors in E.Merge Technology Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), filed against the SPAC and its sponsors.
Letters on Key Governance Topics (Q4)
During this quarter, CII sent 10 letters on a host of key governance topics being considered by agencies, Congress, exchanges, companies and other entities.
Webinars and Podcasts (Q4)
Webinars and Podcasts (Q4)