On November 16, Latham & Watkins, Donnelley Financial Solutions, and a panel of experts held an interactive discussion about recent innovations and trends in proxy statement design, format and content, including evolving best practices in shareholder communications.
In the current environment of investor activism, Say on Pay and intensifying pressure to adopt Proxy Access, it is critical that companies effectively tell their best board, corporate governance and executive compensation story -- with the proxy statement being a primary vehicle for this messaging.
Proxy statements have transformed from traditional SEC compliance documents to more visually inviting and compelling investor communication pieces. What's driving this trend? How are companies innovating? Where are proxies headed?
James D. C. Barrall, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Moira Conlon, Founder & President, Financial Profiles
Matthew Goforth, Research Content Specialist, Equilar Inc.
James Kroll, Director, Executive Compensation, Willis Towers Watson
Andrea Robinson, Assistant Secretary and Associate General Counsel, Amgen Inc.
Ronald Schneider, Director of Corporate Governance Services, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Steven B. Stokdyk, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Eileen Uy, Senior Director, Counsel, Herbalife International of America, Inc.