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.
August 14, 2018 | Main Street Coalition
Daily Caller: “The Disenfranchisement of America’s Retail Investors is a Real and Alarming Trend”
In a recent issue of the Daily Caller, Main Street Investors Coalition advisory council member Nan Bauroth explains the goals of the coalition, why she’s a member of the advisory council, how institutional investors are distorting the shareholder resolution process, and how the Main Street Investors Coalition advocates for ways that everyday investors can exercise their ...
August 10, 2018 | The Wall Street Journal
The Proxy Advisers’ Veto
Perhaps the companies are better off alone, but this is a moment to highlight the outsize role that two advisory firms increasingly play in dictating shareholder interests.
August 8, 2018 | Real Clear Markets
Don’t Hold Main Street Investors Hostage to Political Advocacy
The investor is a polarizing figure in modern America. On the one hand, he is demonized for sitting back and collecting money for apparently doing nothing, profiting off the sweat of his brother’s brow while indulging in the biblically prohibited practice of usury. On the other hand, we recognize that investment allows businesses to grow and expand, lubricating the wheels of our complex economy. Investment income also serves as an important source of revenue for many people, such as a broad swath of our retirees.