Institutional Shareholder Services
Throughout proxy season, boards should continue to be engaged on the issues and continue to examine developments and their implications for board governance policies.
Annual director elections may get more difficult due to some new factors being considered by one of the most influential proxy advisory services, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS).
Vestar Capital Partners — a private equity firm — has purchased Institutional Shareholder Services from MSCI. ISS is a proxy advisory firm, providing analysis and research for institutional investors such as mutual funds and endowments as they vote on shareholder decisions.