Saturday, February 23, 2019

In Preparation for the 2019 Proxy Season, CGLytics Expands Global Coverage and Appoints New Head of Research

AMSTERDAM-Saturday 23 February 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In recent years, increased shareholder activism and an overall heightened awareness of companies’ governance practices, has led to the need for greater transparency of exposure to governance and reputational risks.

CGLytics, a leading corporate governance analytics provider, is continuing to drive transparency of good governance practices for better informed decision-making, by expanding its global coverage. Part of the expanded global coverage for its powerful, cloud-based governance platform includes an increase of company data from 3,300 to 5,500 listed companies across North America, Europe and Australia. This increase provides companies and investors with the deepest global governance data set in the market to date.

For Investors, this increase in coverage will permit a substantially broader reach when analysing the potential governance risk in their portfolios, allowing for better engagement, decision-making and stewardship. Moreover, Issuers will gain a more in-depth capacity to understand how their own governance practices benchmark against their peers, as well as receive access to an even wider director database of professional connections and their networks.

To support the expanded coverage, CGLytics has opened new research hubs in Arlington, VA to cover the Americas and Sydney, Australia, to cover the APAC region. CGLytics has also expanded the research team in Amsterdam, Netherlands to provide greater in-depth coverage of the European markets.

To oversee the continued data coverage expansion, CGLytics is also proud to announce that Jonathan Nelson has joined the team as Head of Research. Beginning his career at ISS, Jonathan has worked with institutional investors on both sides of the Atlantic, to help them shape their own personalised custom voting policies. In the same role, he also served in a consulting capacity to keep institutional investors up to date on developments in the ever-changing governance space. After leaving ISS, Jonathan joined Sustainalytics as a manager in their newly inaugurated Corporate Governance team. After serving as both a Research and Product Manager for Sustainalytics’ corporate governance product, Jonathan joins CGLytics to oversee the research teams and content for the company’s innovative corporate governance solutions.

Aniel Mahabier, CEO of CGLytics explained, “We’re delighted that Jonathan has joined CGLytics at this exciting time as we continue to expand our coverage, depth of data, and intuitive benchmarking and risk monitoring tools. The experience Jonathan brings to the team will enable us to continue to deliver the highest quality data and service at scale, while also providing additional insights and tools to our clients”.

About CGLytics

CGLytics is transforming the way corporate governance decisions are made. Combining the broadest corporate governance dataset with the most comprehensive analytics tools in one system, corporations, investors and advisors are able to instantly perform a governance health check and indicate red flags in seconds, for effective governance oversight.

Offering an award-winning, cloud-based platform, CGLytics provides an independent analysis of governance practices of listed companies across the globe. From unique Pay for Performance analytics and peer comparison tools, to board effectiveness insights, companies and investors have access to the most comprehensive source of governance information at their fingertips.

With a dedicated team of specialised market research analysts, in combination with machine learning, all CGLytics data goes through rigorous checks to guarantee best quality data and is standardised for clear comparisons and consistency.

With intuitive and cost-effective solutions, CGLytics provides access to the same powerful data and analytics used by the world’s leading proxy advisory firms and investors.

CGLytics is a signatory member of the UNPRI.

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