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Jon Feldman quoted in "To regulate or not to regulate?", Canadian Lawyer Magazine


Lawyer Jonathan Feldman
Area Corporate Finance and Securities, Shareholder Rights and Activism


Excerpt from "To regulate or not to regulate?", by Jennifer Brown:

Others argue the proxy companies aren’t as powerful as the issuers make them out to be.  “My view is these proxy advisory firms don’t necessarily have as much influence as many people say they do because a lot of times when we speak to institutional investors, who are clients, they are proud to say, ‘Yes we receive the information but we’re not robots and we do spend some time on how we’re going to vote,’” says Jonathan Feldman, a partner at Goodmans LLP.  “They say, ‘If we disagree with what the proxy advisers are suggesting, we won’t just follow them blindly.’”

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