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November 27, 2009

MoxyVote.com has launched: “Let your voice be heard!”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Mark Latham @ 8:11 pm

Capping months of anticipation, moxyvote.com launched last week. It connects individual investors to opinion leaders on proxy voting. Jim McRitchie wrote a good article on it, but he doesn’t have a direct link so gave me permission to quote it here:

MoxyVote.com launched on November 20, 2009 in Beta and has already attracted considerable attention. Philly.com jumped right in with West Chester’s Moxy Vote boosts rebel shareholders on opening day. Cari Tuna did something a little more substantial with her Proxy-Voting Advocates Pool Resources on the Web (WSJ/11/23/09).

Of the systems utilizing the internet to increase retail investor participation in proxy voting by providing guidance on proxy issues from institutional investors, advocates or analysts, MoxyVote.com is the only one attempting to do so as a profit-making business, except perhaps FundVotes and CorpGov.net. The others – Investor Suffrage Movement, ProxyDemocracy.org, Shareowners.org, TransparentDemocracy.org, and VoterMedia.org – are all using some sort of non-profit form.

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November 6, 2009

Giving talks at Stanford & Berkeley

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Mark Latham @ 9:11 pm

I’ve recently scheduled to give these three talks:

Nov. 16 at Stanford Law School’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, mainly on the paper “Proxy Voting Brand Competition”, my work on the SEC Investor Advisory Committee, and ProxyDemocracy.

Nov. 17 at U C Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies, mainly on the paper “Global Voter Media Platform” and VoterMedia.org.

Dec. 10 at the 2009 British Columbia Pension Forum, mainly on the paper “Proxy Voting Brand Competition”, my work on the SEC Investor Advisory Committee, and ProxyDemocracy.

More info on the talks at votermedia.org/presentations. The papers are available at votermedia.org/publications.

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