ISS Peer Group Submission Window Closes This Friday, for Companies with Fall/Winter Meetings
For U.S. and Canadian companies with annual meetings to be held between September 16, 2017, and January 31, 2018, the window for alerting Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) about changes to self-selected peer groups used for executive compensation benchmarking closes this Friday, July 21st, at 8:00 pm EDT.
Information on self-selected peer groups may influence ISS as it constructs the peer groups that it uses in its pay for performance analysis in its voting reports. According to the ISS press release, companies that have made no changes to their previous proxy-disclosed executive compensation benchmarking peers, or companies that do not wish to provide this information in advance, do not need to participate. For companies that do not submit changes, the proxy-disclosed peers from the company’s last proxy filing will automatically be factored into ISS’ peer group construction process.
More information on ISS’ peer group selection process, including a link to the form for submitting peer group changes, is available here.