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PRI In Person '17

Director nominations: findings from the PRI-led collaborative engagement

“At West Midlands we believe robust governance makes companies much more resilient to shocks,” says Leanne Clements, responsible investment officer at the Wolverhampton-based £11.4 billion West Midlands Pension Fund. It’s the reason why the UK local authority fund has been working with an ongoing PRI-led collaborative engagement process exploring different corporate practices around director nominations […]
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Code of conduct for proxy voting industry

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has developed a set of high level principles with the aim of encouraging the proxy voting industry to develop its own code of conduct. Speaking at the ICGN conference in Milan, the head of the investment and reporting division at ESMA, Laurent Degabriel, said it will set a […]
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MSCI: the data toolmaker

With hundreds of indexes, portfolio and risk analytics, and a growing emerging-markets and environmental, social and governance (ESG) focus, MSCI is a business in constant evolution, but chief executive and chairman, Henry Fernandez, says institutional investors are demanding further development, such as private-equity indexes. Fernandez has been chief executive of MSCI since 1996, when the […]