An Early Look at the U.S. 2018 Proxy Season Trends
MAY 2, 2018
The U.S. proxy season is in full swing, with about 4,000 general meetings (or approximately 60% of annual meeting volume covered by ISS research) taking place in the months of April, May, and June. As we reach the end of April, investors are making voting decisions about the highest volume of meetings, which take place in May (not to mention all other markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia that are also in peak season). As a meaningful number of meetings have already taken place, we take a look at some emerging trends forming in the beginning of proxy season 2018. While we have a long way to go for a complete picture to develop, the trends we observe now can serve as indicators of potential changes in the governance landscape.