Ian Robertson, CFA, MBA, MA, DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford, to Speak at TKG’s Executive Pay in the 2018 Proxy Season Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Ian Robertson, CFA, MBA, MA, DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Executive Pay in the 2018 Proxy Season: Trends and Developments that Matter LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for June 11, 2018 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET). End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) April 19, 2018 - About Ian Robertson, CFA, MBA, MA
    Ian is a part-time DPhil Candidate at the University of Oxford. He holds graduate degrees from Carleton and Dalhousie Universities and undergraduate degrees from the University of British Columbia, as well as a post-graduate diploma from Oxford. He is also a CFA charterholder.
    As a longstanding leader and volunteer within the CFA community, Ian is currently a regional lecturer in ethics and a contributing book reviewer to the Financial Analysts Journal. In the past, Ian served as a member of the global Disciplinary Review Committee, in various capacities within the CFA examination process, and as a past president of the CFA Society of Vancouver. He is a past chair of the UBC Alumni Association, and subsequently served as a Campaign Cabinet member of UBC’s $1.5 billion fundraising campaign. He is a board member of the Responsible Investment Association (Canada), and has worked in the investment industry for over twenty years.

    Ian’s academic pursuit stems from his industry experience, where he has noted that institutional investors are increasingly adopting Responsible Investment practices – including consideration of ESG factors in voting proxies – but retail investors’ ability to do the same is limited. His DPhil thesis focusses on the gap between retail investors’ interest in Responsible Investment and their ability to vote proxies effectively. His first paper, Responsible Investment Requires a Proxy Voting System Responsive to Retail Investors, was awarded ‘Best Student Paper’ at the 2017 UNPRI Academic Conference, and was published as a chapter in Designing a Sustainable Financial System: Development Goals and Socio-Ecological Responsibility (https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-66387-6_8).

    His DPhil supervisors are:
    Professor Gordon Clark, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
    Professor Jonathan Michie, Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange

    About University of Oxford
    Oxford is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

    Event Synopsis:

    The recent years have witnessed how the nature of executive and director compensation significantly evolved due to the passing of current legislations and court decisions. This year, with the passage of H.R. 1 known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, along with the implementation of the CEO pay ratio disclosure rules, significant changes and developments are expected to shape the executive pay landscape this proxy season.

    With these remarkable changes, companies should review and modify their rules, procedures and policies to reflect new developments surrounding executive compensation. They should also remain vigilant of the risks and legal challenges that may arise.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a team of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide and present in depth the recent trends and developments in executive pay in the 2018 proxy season. Speakers will also address important issues and trends involving this hot topic.

    Key topics include:

    • The 2017 Proxy Season Trends: A Review
    • Significant Court Decisions
    • Emerging Executive Pay Issues in the 2018 Proxy Season
    • Addressing Global Compensation Issues
    • H.R.1 and Its Implications
    • Opportunities and Pitfalls
    • Common Risks and Legal Challenges
    • What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group, LLC Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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