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Jan 25, 2022

The universal proxy – Coming this fall! Ticker 129

An in-depth look at what the universal means for investor relations

This episode of the Ticker podcast is sponsored by Broadridge Financial Services

Michael Donowitz, vice president of regulatory affairs at Broadridge Financial Solutions, talks about what the universal proxy means for investor relations. Whether proxy blockbuster or regulatory bomb, however, Donowitz argues there’s plenty to do in preparation for the new regime.

‘Whenever you are changing the rules about how directors are elected, it’s potentially a big issue for specific companies,’ he says. ‘IR departments need to get up to speed with the new rules fast.’

Listen to the podcast recording below >

On this episode of the Ticker you’ll:

– Get a better grounding in the new rule amendments and their implications for a company’s proxy materials, advance notice bylaws and the state of its overall shareholder activism preparedness

– Hear why ‘universal proxy’ doesn’t mean a single ballot

– Get a perspective on the potential for activist misuse of the new rules.

IR Magazine research  

This episode of The Ticker also features findings from the Global and Regional Investor Relations Practice Report 2021. You can access the report, as well as other recent IR Magazine research including the Crisis Communications report and our 12th annual Global Roadshow Report, in the research section of our website