In 2007, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the largest proxy advisory firm in the world, with more than 1,700 institutional clients managing an estimated $ 25 trillion in equities. The ISS Proxy Advisory Services were intended to shareholders more influence over the management and oversight of the companies they invest in. Over time, increasing ISS was located in a central position as the authoritative voice in the debate over the rights of shareholders. The position was a … Read more »

In 2007, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the largest proxy advisory firm in the world, with more than 1,700 institutional clients managing an estimated $ 25 trillion in equities. The ISS Proxy Advisory Services were intended to shareholders more influence over the management and oversight of the companies they invest in. Over time, increasing ISS was located in a central position as the authoritative voice in the debate over the rights of shareholders. The position was profitable for the company. Critics, however, question whether the ISS were positions on important issues of the correct position, and whether it advantageous to have, an impact on operating such a hard-fought proxy contests.
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David F. Larcker,
Brian Tayan
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
17 pages.
Publication Date: Oct 15, 2007. Prod #: CG07-PDF-ENG
There’s a new sheriff in town: Institutional Shareholder Services HBR case solution

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