SEC Guidance Regrding Proxy Voting Responsibilities of Investment Advisers and Availability of Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Advisory Firms
On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 20 (SLB 20), which provides guidance for investment advisers concerning their proxy voting responsibilities as well as discusses the availability of exemptions from the proxy rules for proxy advisory firms, e.g., Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. and Glass Lewis & Co., LLC. This Client Alert looks at the guidance provided by SLB 20, which does not represent a significant change from prior industry practice.
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