The threat of a double-dip recession may cause some equity investors to look elsewhere - say, Las Vegas - to make up their portfolio shortfalls. If board members desire casino-style thrills, however, upcoming annual meetings should suffice. The 2011 proxy season looks to be a high-stakes craps game thanks to the new rules now tumbling out of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. From mandatory say-on-pay to the now-delayed debut of proxy access, the upcoming season promises major changes and new challenges for board members and C-suite executives.
Foley Partner Steven R. Barth will moderate as ISS Special Counsel Patrick McGurn rolls through his take on seven big trends that will rock the 2011 annual meeting scene.