A COMMONSENSE AGENDA
Demanding that fund managers focus on maximizing performance – not playing politics with other people’s money
Ensuring that retail investors who own passive funds through 401(k)s have a say in how their shares are voted
Forcing third-party, “black-box” proxy-advisory firms to be more transparent about potential conflicts of interest
Insisting that public pension funds meet the same basic regulatory and reporting standards as private pension funds
What’s the problem? Let’s “whiteboard” it out.
October 19, 2018 | Main Street Coalition
Main Street Investors Will be Watching CII and ICGN Events in New York City Next Week
Next week in New York, the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and the Council on Institutional Investors (CII) are holding conferences that will feature key players impacting issues of importance in corporate governance to Main Street investors. Unfortunately for Main Street investors, it appears they will have little to no representation at either of these ...
October 18, 2018 | Main Street Coalition
Proxy Advisor Recommendations Ignore the Views of Retail Investors
There are 100 million Main Street investors in the US, holding more than $16.9 trillion in stocks, making them potentially the most influential proxy voting bloc in the US. Despite this, a recent report from Broadridge and PwC provides the latest evidence that the current proxy process is stripping retail investors of their ability to ...
October 16, 2018 | Main Street Coalition
Retail Investors Front and Center for SEC Chairman Clayton
Last week, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton sat down with John Harwood of CNBC at the Bipartisan Policy Center to discuss a panoply of issues facing the Commission. Chairman Clayton reiterated his desire to ensure that SEC actions benefit the interests of retail and Main Street investors’ ability to participate in America’s ...