Shareholder proxy activism is a year-round activity now, with peak periods of communication on critical issues during the early months of the year… in the traditional proxy voting season.
The effects of spring 2017 voting could reverberate for the company long after the voting is counted. Some issues that once were tiny vote-generators are reaching majorities now in the E, S and G spaces.
Some important background for putting this narrative in context first: The U.S. stock market was a very different operating environment for U.S. listed companies and broker-dealers before the early 1970s…
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