Proposed Bill in Congress Would Silence Activist Investors

A new bill in Congress would all but eliminate the shareholder proposal, a favorite tactic of activist shareholders. The proposals can push companies to change their business practices related to human rights, the environment, executive pay and lobbying.

Business Groups Threaten Shareholders’ Right to File Proposals

In February, the Business Roundtable, a group representing the some of the most powerful CEOs in corporate America, delivered a regulatory hit list to a sympathetic White House. Within that roster was a pitch to decimate the regulatory provisions that allow small shareholders a voice in corporate governance.

Are Student Loans the Next Financial Bubble?

With a new presidential administration keen on eliminating reforms that attempt to stall the financial industry’s excesses, watch for new economic risks to emerge in the next few years — including America’s mounting student debt.

Could the Rise of ‘Shadow Banks’ Put the U.S. Economy At Risk?

‘Shadow banking’ refers to nonbank financial services that fall beyond the scope of traditional regulation — everything from hedge funds to fintech services like Quicken Loans. These companies are quickly carving out market share, and some experts say it exposes the U.S. economy to undue risk.

Investors Urge Trump Administration to Keep Hands off SEC Shareholder Resolution Process

The Donald Trump administration is considering a move that would severely limit shareholder rights and cut off communication between shareholders and corporate boards. In a letter to the National Economic Council, the CEOs and executive directors of several investment organizations urged the White House to keep current protections in place.