Empirical study on voting results and proxy advisor recommendations in Japan

Hiroaki Miyachi, Fumiko Takeda

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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between proxy advisory firms’ recommendations and investors’ voting behavior in Japan, where corporate governance has been under transition. Based on 1,025 shareholder meeting proposals and recommendations by proxy advisory firms in Japan between March 2010 and March 2022, multivariate regression analyses reveal that the dissenting recommendations of the two main proxy advisory firms are negatively correlated with the approval rate of proposals, as well as the percentage of affirmative votes cast by institutional investors. Furthermore, the institutional investors’ behavior is more consistent with the recommendations of proxy advisory firms than that of other investors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101973
JournalJournal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
Volume92
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024 Apr

Keywords

  • Corporate governance
  • Institutional investors
  • Proxy advisory firms
  • Shareholder proposals
  • Shareholder voting
  • Voting results

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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