ECGS supports the EuroFinuse initiative on Better Finance Manifesto !

ECGS supports the initiative of EuroFinuse launched in February 2014 for better finace and improved consumer protection, long term investments and better governance. Learn more about the initiative here by reading the official press release of EuroFinuse: 

ECGS stongly supports Phitrust Active Investors engagement initiatives and encourages investors to join!

Engagement focus on Accor, Renault, Safran and Societe Generale by Phitrust Active Investors

PhiTrust Active Investors, the activist French Governance engagement fund will attempt to file external resolutions to the 2014 General Meetings of these four companies, each being led by a Chairman/CEO. 

Bankia, an expected General Meeting quieter than last year?

Bankia’s June 2013 General Meeting was the stage of some unprecedented events when thousands of small shareholders demonstrated half-naked and booed Bankia’s executives ( after having being soaked as the value of the share plummeted from around 43, 75 EUR to 1, 23 EUR at December 31, 2013 only two years after being listed on the Spanish stock exchange. 

An external shareholders? proposal wave coming from Scandinavia!

As the proxy season started, Scandinavian companies are the first to convene their general meetings. In assessing external shareholders’ resolutions at several Scandinavian general meetings which will be held soon, we found out that a minority shareholder, Mr. Kjeld Beyer which shareholdings are undisclosed, is to propose a wave of external proposals at several Danish General Meetings this year.

ECGS launches ECGS online shop ! Get any individual report on companies belonging to MSCI Europe Index and FTSE 300 at an easy and secured online payment

On, more than 450 reports on European companies’ general meetings are now easily accessible for individual order through a secured payment system. Payment can be made by credit card or by direct debit using PayPal account with an automatic sending of the report to the user e-mail address.

ECGS Conference held in London on Monday 24 February

On Monday 24th of February, ECGS partners and investors were gathered in London (Haymarket House, 28 Haymarket) to publicly present the new partnership between ECGS and the UK proxy voting agency Manifest (MIS) for the 2014 proxy season.

A healthy wind from the British Islands - ECGS responded to the Consultation launched by the UK Financial Conduct Authority: Enhancing the effectiveness of the Listing Regime

A healthy wind from the British islands

In an impressive move the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has strengthened its listing rules to protect minority shareholders. The new rules will give shareholders in premium listed companies additional voting rights and greater influence over key decisions.

Vodafone to acquire Kabel Deutschland: German shareholders might go to court to increase compensation - an uncommon long German tradition explained by our German Partner (DSW)

Vodafone and Kabel Deutschland intend to enter into a domination and profit and loss transfer agreement under German law. After having acquired a majority stake in Kabel Deutschland last year, Vodafone now intends to secure full powers and responsibilities by asking for Kabel Deutschland shareholders approval of this agreement.

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