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March 28, 2018

Do you know the difference between active and activist investing?

Not enough retail investors recognize the vast differences between active investing and activist inviting. Here’s a guide to understanding the two most commonly misused investment terms that can significantly impact your investments.

March 21, 2018

Proxy Advisory Firms Need Greater Regulatory Oversight

The proxy advisory system is inherently conflicted and opaque, often operating against the interests of main street investors. The House of Representatives took an important first step, passing the Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act, now average investors must push for the Senate to do the same, ensuring proper oversight of the industry that effectively safeguards their interests.

March 19, 2018

What is a Proxy Advisory Firm? Who Do These Firms Actually Work For?

Proxy advisory firms are supposed to facilitate smoother, more informed shareholder voting processes. Instead, their conflicting interests often ignore what’s best for main street investors.

March 13, 2018

The Lost Voices of America’s Retail Investors

Main Street investors often wonder what they can do to hold companies accountable, but their options have become increasingly limited in recent years. That’s because many investors’ dollars are invested in vehicles that make it impossible for their voices to be heard.

February 15, 2018

Comptroller Stringer should focus on maximizing returns as the best way to defend his reputation

In recent years tensions have grown between politicians and members of the public about the investment strategies which underpin our nation’s public pension systems. At the Main Street Investors Coalition we have often seen how personal political agendas can highjack the savings of the millions of teachers, firefighters, policeman and others who work in the public sector, with lasting detriment to their retirements.

February 12, 2018

Welcome to the MainStreetInvestorsCoalition.com

This is our hub for the Mainstreet Investors Coalition, which aims to equip average Americans with the data, information and support they need to defend their retirement savings.