Round-Up of Proxy Access Confusion: The Hijacking of US Corporate Governance

In the press and popular blogs, there appeared several goodsummaries ofthe bizarre situation now surrounding proxy access after the The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit took a chainsaw to the SEC's new proxy access rule. At present, it is entirely unclear whether the SEC will appeal the harsh ruling (asI think itshould), or whether it will give up temporarily or forever.

Think You Can Beat These Fringe Benefits?

The followingentry appeared as part of GovernanceMetrics International’s GMI Blog. GMI is the leading independent provider of global corporate governance and ESG ratings and research. Corporate stakeholders – including leading investors, insurers, auditors, regulators and others – use GovernanceMetrics services to identify and monitor risks related to non-financial measures covering key environmental, social, governance and accounting risk factors.

CFA Institute’s “Asia-Pacific REITs: Building Trust through Better REIT Governance”

CFA Institute has published the report, Asia-Pacific REITs: Building Trust through Better REIT Governance. This report provides eight recommendations for existing REIT structures in order to improve current governance practices and standards, with the ultimate goal of improvingunitholder protection.

This report is available at CFA's web site,