NACD Library

Investor Perspectives: Critical Issues for Board Focus in 2016

Investor Perspectives: Critical Issues for Board Focus in 2016 Cover
Publication Date: November 19, 2015
NOT AN
NACD MEMBER?
JOIN NOW
COMPLIMENTARY CONTENT
AVAILABLE TO ALL
LOGIN
You must log in
to download or view

In brief: In the fourth quarter of 2015, NACD convened a group of investors representing close to $16 trillion in assets under management, including BlackRock, CalPERS, CalSTRS, Capital Group, Fidelity, State Street, TIAA-CREF, T. Rowe Price, and Vanguard.

Critical Issues for Board Focus in 2016 summarizes investors’ candid views on three issues of importance for the 2016 proxy season:
  • Discussions with portfolio companies now tend to integrate topics such as compensation and risk oversight, with strategy at the center;
  • Dialogue is evolving around proxy access, board refresh practices, and executive compensation; and
  • Investors expect that directors of newly public companies will work on behalf of all shareholders.
Most relevant audiences: Board members of public companies and companies preparing for an initial public offering, especially chairmen, lead directors, and key committee chairs.

Click here for a copy of Investor Perspectives: Critical Issues for Board Focus in 2015.

Click here for a copy of Investor Perspectives: Critical Issues for Board Focus in 2014..