A COMMONSENSE AGENDA
Demanding that fund managers focus on maximizing performance – not playing politics with other people’s money
Providing retail investors with more visibility into how the funds they own vote on their behalf
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
Main Street Investors’ Manifesto
February 18, 2019 | Main Street Coalition
New Retail Investors Page Highlights Voices of Main Street
Since the launch of the Main Street Investor Coalition, we have been dedicated to ensuring the views of retail investors are heard as fundamental changes in the investment landscape have empowered institutional investors and proxy advisory firms on matters of corporate governance. Today, we are launching a new page dedicated to sharing the perspectives of ...
February 13, 2019 | Main Street Coalition
Retail Investor and Bipartisan Coalition Call for Proxy Process Reforms to Take Politics Out of the Boardroom
Two opinion pieces published this week highlight continued momentum on the need for reform of the proxy process, as impacted stakeholders continue to submit comments to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) following the roundtable on the issue last fall and as the SEC considers a proposal for specific reforms. In a recent issue ...
February 11, 2019 | Main Street Coalition
SEC Should Address Retail Investor Concern Over Proxy Advisors
Like many retail investors I have found low-fee passive investments such as index funds highly attractive. Pioneered by the late Jack Bogle, these products give investors the ability to own a diverse portfolio of stocks at an affordable cost, in the process delivering financial prosperity for millions of Americans. However, the benefits conferred by index funds are increasingly ...