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Corporate Governance Intelligence Council

Corporate Governance Intelligence Council

Rivel’s Corporate Governance Intelligence Council (CGIC) is the only program of its kind to combine a 360-degree perspective from all your constituents – the global buy-side, proxy voters, senior management, investor relations and the corporate secretary – to derive what is best-in-class corporate governance.

    Mitigate governance risk and focus strategy to drive success with your investors:

  • Research on how proxy voters make decisions
  • Benchmarking on governance attributes
  • Voting analysis & risk assessment
  • Governance consulting
  • Custom engagement & disclosure messaging
  • Drive governance & engagement best practices

For both engagement and governance to be effective, they must be predicated on gaining an accurate and detailed understanding of the perspectives and expectations of the investment community on your company. By gaining actionable insight based on in-depth measures and analysis of the global investment community, companies are able to better identify and communicate their specific value proposition.


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Are You Engaging The Right People?

When it comes to voting the proxy, the portfolio manager has the most influence and carries the most weight on the voting committee, especially at smaller institutions.

Groups Involved in Firm’s Proxy Voting*

(January 2016)

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Members receive custom benchmarking and gain access to the most powerful and comprehensive governance library and database in the industry. This is coupled by year-round consulting for all governance and engagement initiatives.

Rivel’s consultative analyses translate the data into actionable intelligence, working with you to formulate focused board and management strategy, engagement and disclosure.

The Rivel Corporate Governance Intelligence Council is changing how companies approach governance engagement and communications by providing reliable, actionable data from an unprecedented global network of governance professionals and institutional investors.

The Council combines the experiences and knowledge of its membership with insights derived from Rivel’s historical and constantly updating buy-side, proxy voting and corporate research databases. With such perspective on investor and public-company perceptions and practices, the Council brings exclusive, research-validated intelligence to everyday corporate governance decision making.

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Corporate Governance Intelligence Council Member Benefits

The Corporate Governance Intelligence Council provides assistance for all your governance processes. In addition to our industry leading library of governance and investor research, the CGIC also offers you the following:

  • Historical vote analysis: provides insight into how major investors voted on all proxy issues, company specific and relative to ISS & Glass Lewis recommendations, peers, industry and index comparisons.
  • Company-specific governance benchmarking reports: providing customized, detailed comparisons between key aspects of governance and compensation structures with best practices as reported by peers.
  • Company-specific concierge service: year-round board and management consulting on all governance & engagement matters.
  • Ongoing best practice reports: topics selected by the membership and assessed by buy-side investment and proxy voting professionals worldwide.
  • Ongoing valuation research: how the global buy-side incorporates governance issues into its decision making.
  • Rivel Flashpoint studies: immediate action, in-depth surveys among representative samples of governance professionals on topical issues/challenges of the day
  • Access to the most comprehensive data library in the industry: over 550 resources and investor proxy policy disclosures.
  • Shareholder engagement services: guidance in preparing comprehensive investor engagement strategy and shareholder messaging on all governance and compensation issues, including assistance in crafting custom discussion points, SEC disclosure, governance presentations and internal staff preparation.
  • SEC disclosure evaluation: review and provide recommendations on proxy disclosure; language clarity and consistency of messaging, format, design and enhanced disclosure and design opportunities.
  • Real-time Q&A with peers: Rapid Action Research where members discuss relevant practices and receive immediate feedback from fellow members.
  • Post-engagement perception interview: the option to conduct custom, post-event interviews amongst proxy voters to gauge the effectiveness of engagement.

These resources and supplemented on an ad-hoc basis by comprehensive surveys of timely issues of concern to governance professionals in addition to practical updates on important legal and regulatory changes.


For more information:

If you are interested in learning more about corporate governance best practices through Rivel Research Group’s Corporate Governance Intelligence Council please contact David Bobker, Vice President, Corporate Governance & Board Evaluation at (203) 803-1515 or via email at dbobker@rivel.com

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ABC Governance Benchmarking Report

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