As announced by the SEC:
Open Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
The two items of the Open Meeting will address the Commission’s continued efforts to enhance transparency, improve disclosures, and increase confidence in the proxy process. The specific matters to be considered are:
|Item 1:||Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice|
|Office:||Division of Corporation Finance|
|Staff:||William Hinman, Michele Anderson, Ted Yu, Luna Bloom, Daniel Greenspan, and Valian Afshar|
The Commission will consider whether to adopt proxy rule amendments to provide investors who use proxy voting advice with should receive more transparent, accurate, and complete information on which to make voting decisions, without imposing undue costs or delays.
For further information, please contact Daniel Greenspan or Valian Afshar in the Division of Corporation Finance at (202) 551-3430.
|Item 2:||Supplement to Commission Guidance Regarding Proxy Voting Responsibilities of Investment Advisers|
|Office:||Division of Investment Management|
|Staff:||Dalia Blass, Paul Cellupica, David Bartels, Holly Hunter-Ceci, and Thankam Varghese|
The Commission will consider whether to publish supplementary guidance to the Commission Guidance Regarding Proxy Voting Responsibilities of Investment Advisers, Release No. IA-5325 (Aug. 21, 2019), 84 FR 47420 (Sept. 10, 2019), regarding how the fiduciary duty and rule 206(4)-6 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 relate to an investment adviser’s proxy voting on behalf of clients.
For further information, please contact Thankam Varghese or Holly Hunter-Ceci in the Division of Investment Management at (202) 551-6825.