HKIRA x Glass Lewis Webinar – "Proxy solicitation"
Proxy solicitation is an important facet of good shareholder engagement and stewardship. Its aim is to maximize communication with shareholders in order to secure favorable voting outcomes in shareholder meetings and corporate transactions. This is achieved by identifying, analyzing and mobilizing the shareholder base – and maximizing participation and support through carefully crafted communication and engagement with decision makers and influencers across all investor bases. How would IR professionals prepare proxy solicitation?
In this webinar, we invite professionals from proxy service provider, listed company management and financial advisors to share valuable insights Proxy Solicitation.
This webinar will touch on the current trends and hot topics in relation to:
- How to communicate more effectively with shareholders to maximize support
- How to prepare for critical events in the financial calendar
- Understand the views and policies of investors ahead of internal policy decisions and shareholder meetings
- How to mitigate the risk of uncertain or late voting outcomes
- How to reduce the risk of management resolutions failing
- How to respond confidently to shareholder activism, regulations and stricter corporate governance requirements
Venue: Online via zoom
Fee: Free for HKIRA members ; $100 for non-member
Accreditation: 1.5 CPD hour (by request)
- Online registration only. Deadline: 18February 2022 .
- HKIRA will confirm availability by email notification. HKIRA reserves the right to final say in registration discrepancies.
- For online attendees, the link to the webinar will be sent to the registered email when closer to the event date.
- Registration is non-cancellable and non-refundable.
Ms. Luna Fong
General Manager, Investor Strategy & Communications
Shui On Land Limited
Luna Fong is currently the General Manager – Investor Strategy & Communications of Shui On Land Limited. Luna has extensive experience in accounting, finance, investor relations and corporate strategy. Prior to joining Shui On Land Limited, she worked as the Head of Investor Relations of Link REIT. She also worked as Corporate Finance Manager at Esprit Holdings Limited, Senior Manager in Financial Planning & Analysis at Sino Land Company Limited and Senior Manager in Assurance at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Luna holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Jeff Jackson
Director, Asia Research
CGI Glass Lewis Pty Limited
Jeff Jackson oversees the proxy research team that covers 13 Asian capital markets split across Greater China, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Collectively, this group analyses the corporate governance practices of over 4,500 companies annually. Jeff joined Glass Lewis in 2012 as a member of the Asia research team in San Francisco, covering primarily South and Southeast Asia, until 2017, when he relocated to Glass Lewis' Sydney office to lead the expansion of the Asia research team. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College, as well as Master's degrees in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Australian National University.
Mr. Byran Ko
Head of Asia
With over 20 years experience in the financial industry, including over 10 years market experience in Asia Investor Relations, Bryan has worked in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam markets.
Bryan has an in-depth understanding of how the different exchanges/markets work within the APAC region & how market intelligence products fits into these variants.
Prior to joining Georgeson, Bryan worked for Ipreo & Link Group - Orient Capital & led a team to establish and grow a successful business in the Asian markets. His entrepreneurial mindset and dedication throughout his leadership roles and through continuous collaboration with business executives has resulted in growth and success.
Mr. Eric Yau
Chief Strategy Officer
Link Asset Management Limited
Mr Eric Yau oversees the development, communication, execution and sustainment of corporate strategic initiatives as well as all functions covering external affairs and stakeholder management, including corporate affairs and marketing, investor relations, sustainability and corporate finance. He is one of the responsible officers of Link REIT (Link REIT, stock code:00823.hk) for the purposes of the SFO and a director of a number of subsidiaries of Link. He also serves as a member of the Financial Treasury Service Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Hong Kong Chapter of Asia Pacific Real Estate Association, a member of the General Committee of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, a member of the Examination Committee of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association. Mr Yau holds a Master degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Master of Arts degree from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University.
*Speakers are in alphabetical order by surname