ROCKVILLE, MD. (January 11, 2018) – Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), the leading provider of end-to-end governance and responsible investment solutions to the global financial community, today announced the launch of corporate due diligence profiles for investment professionals seeking to better lever extra-financial data, analytics, insights and research.

The snapshot profiles, which represent a unique, composite look at company level governance, provide deep insight across board, director, compensation, and other crucial governance factors benchmarked against peers.

Analytics within each profile include: historical voting results for management and shareholder resolutions; board-level data spanning refreshment and entrenchment, diversity, independence, and compensation; the prevalence of takeover defenses; executive compensation risks such as pay-for-performance disconnects and historical adverse ISS recommendations on advisory pay vote resolutions; and director track records, including Total Shareholder Return performance compared with the industry average and a history of key corporate actions for each board seat held.

“With ISS’ due-diligence profiles, institutions now have a significant additional tool to aid in portfolio construction and to inform portfolio company engagement,” said John Roe, Head of ISS Analytics, the data arm of ISS. “By providing a ‘report card’ view of key risks and governance factors, investment professionals can both streamline and augment the process of evaluating risks and returns for current and future equity investments.”

Due diligence profiles coverage includes the R3000 in the U.S., the S&P/TSX Composite in Canada, and the EuroStoxx 600 list of issuers. Profiles can be used in conjunction with ISS DataDesk for a deep dive into the companies that are highlighted through the screening process.

Access a sample report by clicking here.

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