Investor Perspectives: Critical Issues for Board Focus in 2014

The report summarizes NACD’s findings from meetings in February 2014, with major U.S. institutional investors representing nearly $13 trillion in assets under management, to discuss critical governance issues for board focus in 2014. Representatives from BlackRock, CalSTRS, Calvert Investments, Capital Group, the Council of Institutional Investors, Fidelity, State Street Global Advisors, TIAA-CREF, T. Rowe Price, and Vanguard participated in the dialogue. 

The conclusions identified in Investor Perspectives: Critical Issues for Board Focus in 2014 will inform NACD’s ongoing research and director education programming. While discussion participants emphasized that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to governance, the report is intended to help NACD’s more than 14,000 members not only engage in an ongoing dialogue with their top investors, but be prepared to take appropriate action.