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Company Overview of Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

Company Overview

Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. is a research firm. It offers proxy research in conjunction with turnkey proxy voting solutions, governance research and analysis, end-to-end proxy voting and distribution solutions, turnkey securities class-action services and claims management, and reliable governance data and modeling tools. It covers equity holding within clients’ portfolios in developed and emerging markets worldwide. It offers research on emerging governance and accounting issues. Within securities class action services, the firm covers U.S. state, federal, and SEC disgorgement actions as well as international securities class actions. It prefers to cover countries that authoriz...

2099 Gaither Road

Suite 501

Rockville, MD 20850

United States

Founded in 1985





Key Executives for Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

Age: 55
Head of ISS Business
Head of Global Research and Policy
Managing Director of ISS Europe
Head of Global Operations Group
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. Key Developments

Insight Venture Reportedly Eyes Institutional Shareholder Services

Insight Venture Partners is poised to acquire Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. Insight is the likely winner of an auction MSCI which was looking for "strategic alternatives" for the business, the people said. Terms of the potential deal re not disclosed.

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. Launches QuickScore 2.0

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. launched QuickScore 2.0, the next generation of its global corporate governance scoring solution for institutional investors. ISS Governance QuickScore 2.0 is designed to help investors identify and measure corporate governance risk within their portfolio companies. QuickScore 2.0 provides a score for each company in its coverage universe that measures the company's level of corporate governance risk both overall and based on four broad pillars: board structure, compensation/remuneration, shareholder rights, and audit. Scoring is similar to the previous iteration of QuickScore in that it provides a numeric score that indicates a company's corporate governance risk. Scores range from 1 to 10, with a score of 1 indicating relatively lower governance risk and a score of 10 indicating relatively higher governance risk. Companies receive an overall score and scores across the aforementioned four pillars. Importantly, QuickScore 2.0 subscribers have the ability to access and analyze the underlying data from which the scores are generated, allowing them to screen portfolio companies against hundreds of corporate governance factors or perform detailed side by side comparisons of two or more companies' data profiles.

Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc., Special/Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting, Feb 27, 2014

Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc., Special/Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting, Feb 27, 2014. Agenda: To approve the plan of arrangement between Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. and Glass Lewis & Co.

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