Ralph Lauren Corporation 

The annual proxy for the premium clothing company had the following proposals:  Proforma proposals on directors, appointment of auditors, and “say-on-pay” advisory vote  Magni for and against proforma proposals:  For directors – The disclosures in the proxy meet the criteria in Magni’s policy on election of directors.  For auditors – The company meets the criteria in Magni’s policy on auditor ratification.  Against “say-on-pay” – The disclosures in the proxy did not meet the […]

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Minneapolis StarTribune Column Features Magni Research

“Stocks healthier in countries with better pandemic response” headlines this month’s StarTribune column written by Ben Marks and Brett Angel,* which reports on important findings from a new study by Magni. According to the column, “New data shows that countries whose governments responded best to COVID-19 also experienced noticeably better stock market returns.” Read the […]

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Barron’s Cites Magni Research in Recent Article

“Countries outside the U.S. that performed best in coping with the Covid-19 pandemic saw their associated exchange-traded funds outperform, according to a study by Magni Global Asset Management. ” So says the Barron’s article, written by Leslie P. Norton and titled Countries With Better Responses to the Pandemic Saw ETFs Outperform, Study Says. It was […]

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Good Governance Reduced Financial Damage From COVID-19 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Minneapolis, MN, June 12, 2020 – Magni Global Asset Management LLC (Magni) just completed an analysis of how each country’s response to COVID-19 impacted equity valuations. The equity markets of investible countries with a better response to the pandemic outperformed the equity markets of countries with a worse response to the pandemic by […]

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ebay Inc.

The annual proxy for this ecommerce corporation had the following proposals:  Proforma proposals on directors, appointment of auditors, and “say-on-pay” advisory vote  Shareholder proposal on written consent  Magni voted as follows:  For and against proforma proposals. –For directors – The disclosures in the proxy meet the criteria in Magni’s policy on election of directors. -For auditors – The company meets the criteria in Magni’s policy on auditor ratification. -Against “say-on-pay” – The […]

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Omnicom Group, Inc. 

The annual proxy for this marketing and communications company had the following proposals:  Proforma proposals on directors, appointment of auditors, and “say-on-pay” advisory vote  Shareholder proposal on proxy access  Magni voted as follows:  For and against proforma proposals. –For directors – The disclosures in the proxy meet the criteria in Magni’s policy on election of directors. -For auditors – The company meets the criteria in Magni’s policy on auditor ratification. -Against “say-on-pay” – The disclosures in the […]

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The Kroger Co.

The annual proxy for this supermarket chain had the following proposals:  Proforma proposals on directors, appointment of auditors, and “say-on-pay” advisory vote  Shareholder proposals on unrecyclable packaging/private label brands and human rights  Magni voted as follows:  For and against proforma proposals. –For directors – The disclosures in the proxy meet the criteria in Magni’s policy on election of directors. -For auditors – The company meets the criteria in Magni’s policy on auditor ratification. -Against “say-on-pay” – The […]

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April 2020

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of laws and regulations related to the protection of shareholder interests in a company. Shareholder property rights are an important part of maintaining a business environment conducive to economic activity. Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and United Kingdom received small upgrades, […]

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