2011 Policy Information
Our broad-based policy formulation process collects feedback from a diverse range of market participants through multiple channels: an annual Policy Survey of institutional investors and corporate issuers, roundtables with industry groups, and ongoing feedback during proxy season. ISS' policy board uses this input in forming draft policy updates, the most significant of which are published for an open review and comment period.
Following is information on ISS' benchmark proxy voting policy guidelines. These policies will be in effect for shareholder meetings on or after February 1, 2011.
2011 Policy Updates
United States Policy
2011 U.S. Proxy Voting Guidelines Summary Updated Jan. 27 2011 U.S. Proxy Voting Concise Guidelines 2011 U.S. Auction Rate Preferred Security Policy
List of Industry Group US TSR Medians for Performance-Related PolicyCompensation FAQ U.S. Capital/Restructuring FAQ U.S. Audit/Board FAQ Frequently Asked Questions on US Policy Interpretation and Research Process
2011 Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines Summary (TSX-Listed Companies) 2011 Canadian Proxy Voting Guidleines Summary (Venture Companies) List of Industry Group TSR Medians for Pay for Performance Policy
European Policy Information
This standalone policy covers European markets, excluding Eastern and Central Europe.
United Kingdom Policy Information
International Policy Information
2011 International Proxy Voting Policy Summary 2011 Japan Proxy Voting Guidelines Summary 2011 China Proxy Voting Guidelines Summary 2011 Hong Kong Proxy Voting Guidelines Summary 2011 Singapore Proxy Voting Guidelines Summary 2011 Australia Proxy Voting Guidelines Summary 2011 New Zealand Proxy Voting Guidelines Summary