ISS Releases 2013 Policy Updates in Draft

Live! From the NAREIT Conference in Tysons Corner, VA! I'm on the executive compensation panel here with Peter Kimball of ISS (and Cimi Silverberg of Fred Cook & Co.) at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. The big news is that ISS released its 2013 Draft Policies for Comment this morning. The attached chart highlights some of the significant changes.

On October 16, 1859, John Brown led his infamous raid on the U.S. Arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (now Harpers Ferry, West Virginia) in an attempt to start a slave revolt and possibly a civil war (18 months before the beginning of the Civil War). The raid was a failure due to poor planning and worse execution. Several of Brown's raiders were killed, along with six civilians and two Marines. Robert E. Lee commanded and J.E.B. Stuart was an officer of the federal troops that surrounded the engine house where Brown and his raiders eventually sought refuge. Brown was at the time, and continues to be today, viewed as a hero by many and a traitor by others. He was hanged in December of 1859.