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  • About the Author: Bernard Sharfman

    Bernard Sharfman is an associate fellow of the R Street Institute, chair of the Advisory Council of the Main Street Investors Coalition, a member of the Journal of Corporation Law’s editorial ad…

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30 Oct. 2018 | Comments (0)
On Governance: Responding to Imprecision in the Voting Recommendations of a Proxy Advisor
Institutional investors should always be in a position of making an informed vote, whether or not a proxy advisor can help in making them informed.…

02 Jul. 2018 | Comments (0)
On Governance: Dual Class Share Voting versus the 'Empty Voting' of Mutual Fund Advisors’
Why voting in dual class shares is a value maximizing result, but empty voting has become a systemic risk. Mutual fund advisors have a lack of economi…

10 Apr. 2018 | Comments (0)
On Governance: SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson and Perpetual Dual Class Shares
The elimination of perpetual dual class shares in IPOs is a solution without a real problem to solve. Of the 19 companies that utilized dual class sha…

14 Dec. 2017 | Comments (0)
On Governance: The First Critique of the ‘Framework for U.S. Stewardship and Governance’
In my Internet searching, I have yet to find any criticism of the principles laid out in the Framework. However, if one looks closely at this Framewor…

18 Oct. 2016 | Comments (0)
Debating Proxy Access with Substance, not Bluster
Proxy access is the ability of certain privileged shareholders to have their own slate of director nominees included in the company’s proxy materials …