Proxy review from Georgeson

Georgeson, the international provider of strategic shareholder services to corporations and shareholder groups, has just published its 2015 Proxy Season Review.

The Review covers public companies in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland; it provides analysis of quorum levels, rejected and contested resolutions, proxy adviser recommendations and corporate governance developments in the five markets, it promises.

Said Cas Sydorowitz, chief executive officer of Corporate Advisory at Georgeson in Europe, said: “Georgeson works hard to ensure that our clients understand the critical issues, trends and personalities that affect and motivate shareholders. Our local client support, thorough investor engagement and deep market expertise have allowed us to produce a report that highlights many of the issues and trends that will be of interest to both companies and investors.”

The report shows that 2015 has been characterised by a determination on the part of companies to extend shareholder engagement programmes and adapt to new regulatory environments and heightened investor expectations, he says.