Council of Institutional Investors

Event Calendar

Monday, March 21, 2016

2016 Spring Conference

Date(s): March 21, 2016 - March 23, 2016

Time: 3:00 PM  EST - 1:00 AM  EST

CII Members may access a recording of this call by contacting Michael Miller ( See below for a slideshow from the conference:

Master Class: Analyzing Proxy Contests

Date(s): March 21, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM  ET - 2:00 PM  ET

Offered in Conjunction with CII's Spring Conference (separate registration required)
Monday, March 21
12:00 noon - 2:00 PM

A trio of corporate governance practitioners will use the case-study method to discuss how they evaluated recent proxy contests. This two-hour session will provide a lens into the factors that drive voting decisions on contests, arguably the most challenging and consequential votes shareholders face.

The class will cover related issues such as fruitful approaches to pre-vote engagement; understanding the nature of funds' internal co-ordination between proxy voting staff and investment staff; and emerging trends influencing voting decisions. 


  • Chris Cernich, head of M&A research, ISS 
  • Zach Oleksiuk, director, head of Americas, investment stewardship, BlackRock
  • Tracy Stewart, senior corporate governance analyst, Florida State Board of Administration

CII members of all constituencies are encouraged to enroll. 

Course fee: $299. Please contact CII Communications Manager Michael Miller with any questions.


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