Professor Aggarwal to Speak about U.S. Proxy System during Governance Exchange Webinar, Dec. 16

December 14, 2010

Reena Aggarwal, Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration and professor of finance at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, will discuss “The U.S. Proxy System” during an hour-long webinar Thursday, December 16, 2010, from 1 to 2 p.m.

The webinar, which is hosted by Governance Exchange, will examine key issues raised in the SEC Concept Release on the U.S. Proxy System. The release covers such topics as share lending, vote confirmations and record dates, issuer-investor communications and OBO/NOBO distinctions, client-directed voting, and the role of proxy advisors.
Aggarwal’s latest research involving proxy voting can be found in the paper “Does Proxy Voting Affect the Supply and/or Demand for Securities Lending?” For the webinar, she will be joined by panelists Michael P. McCauley, senior officer – investment programs and governance, Florida State Board of Administration Retirement System; Chad L. Norton, vice president – fund business management group, Capital Research and Management Co.; and Dannette L. Smith, secretary to the board, UnitedHealth Group Inc.