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Defendant Investment Advisers Obtain Partial Summary Judgment in Section 36(b) Excessive Fee Suit
  • Vedder Price PC
  • USA
  • August 21 2018

On June 13, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey granted in part the defendants’ motion for summary judgment in a shareholder

Quick Guide to Growing Your Competitive Advantage With ESG
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2018

There is growing interest in the business community, and particularly among institutional investors, in Environmental, Social, and Governance factors

Will the DOL put the kibosh on ESG investing?
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2018

It would be hard to miss the increased focus of investorsespecially institutional investorson environmental, social and governance issues. From

Human capital management moves to the forefront as an investor concern
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2018

For 2018, BlackRock has identified human capital management as one of its engagement priorities, echoing the exhortation from BlackRock CEO Laurence

BlackRock Publishes Updated Proxy Voting Guidelines
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2018

BlackRock, Inc. ("BlackRock") recently published its updated "Proxy Voting Guidelines for US Securities".1 Consistent with BlackRock's recent

SEC Reports 3 of its Biggest Whistleblower Payouts and a Steady Increase in Tips in 2017
  • Katz Marshall & Banks LLP
  • USA, Ireland
  • February 20 2018

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of the Whistleblower has filed its Annual Report to Congress for FY2017, marking another

World’s Largest Asset Manager Expects More than Mere Profits
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • February 19 2018

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, expects the companies in which it invests to do far more than deliver quarterly profits. In his

BlackRock issues proxy voting guidelines for 2018 proxy season
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2018

Because BlackRock is reportedly the largest asset management firm (with $6.3 trillion under management), its voting guidelines will matter to more

The Next Generation of Compensation Clawback Policies
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2018

One of the governance and pay websitesblogs I monitor, Proxy Insight, had a nice write-up on BlackRock’s changes to its U.S. proxy voting policy

"Corporation" is Not a Four-Letter Word
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • January 26 2018

BlackRock, the world's largest money management firm, has issued a new call to corporate America: Take a leadership role in responding to broader