CGLytics Reponse to COVID-19

From ensuring our employees are safe and feel connected, to continuing to deliver best of class services to customers, the steps that CGLytics are taking in regard to the COVID-19 outbreak.

CGLytics Response to COVID-19

As a steward of modern governance, the CGLytics team is taking comprehensive measures to ensure our employees, products, and services continue to operate at the highest levels of performance and support as the COVID-19 epidemic continues to evolve. Governance is critical in times of uncertainty, and we want to make sure our customers and partners know that they can confidently rely on CGLytics during this time.

To provide greater visibility and assurance, we are highlighting a few ways CGLytics is upholding its devotion to supporting our customers, partners and employees.

Secure Infrastructure & Communications

Leaders and governance professionals worldwide rely on the CGLytics platform for their governance oversight, decision-making and driving modern governance best practices in their organization. We are committed to maintaining all product service levels for availability, access, and security, globally, despite any virus-related challenges that we face.

This includes continual improvement and releases of new product capabilities to support our customers’ modern governance needs.

Protecting Our Workforce

The health and safety of our employees are of the utmost importance to CGLytics. As the situation evolves, the CGLytics leadership team is ensuring that every employee has the tools and technology to work remotely to maintain business continuity. As a company that works to improve the remote work of business and organizational leaders, CGLytics use best-in class tools for collaboration, audio and video communication, messaging, and secure identity, along with other business-critical technologies.

Furthermore, CGLytics has restricted all non-essential travel, including all conferences, until risks have subsided. Executive leadership has emphasized the importance of following CDC and WHO recommendations to ensure safety. CGLytics have also adjusted its internal work structure to limit potential risks in the workplace.

Support Resources

We know that governance software and the resources available to customers are mission critical. Therefore, we want to assure customers that our Customer Success and Support Teams will continue to operate as normal and are available to assist customers with any and all account management requests.

We highly value your partnership with CGLytics. We are always here to support business continuity and wellbeing, and especially during uncertainty.

Aniel Mahabier
CEO
CGLytics

With Over 1 Billion Data Points and Powerful Algorithms, CGLytics is Utilised by Leading Investors and Proxy Advisors.

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5,500+

Listed Companies

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125,000+

C-Level Profiles

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8 MIL+

Company Disclosures
and Filings

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800 Mil+

N-PX proxy voting
resolutions

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1.3 Mil+

Relationships Connections

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Key financial metrics from 2008 onwards for predictive analysis and companies top 25 ownership data

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More than ten years of historical compensation data and array of unique performance indicators

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Current and historical board composition, skills data and millions of business relations

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Curated governance news in real-time

How can innovations in information technologies support the role of the board of directors?

How far should we go in terms of sophisticated algorithms in order to complement the usual dashboards? What type of data processing tools boards need while avoiding a big data overload? How can a board leverage data and AI for effective oversight and to make better governance decisions?

6 November 2019  14.00 – 15.00 Brussels time     

Companies have to monitor their environment according to defined objectives and integrate the collected data into real strategic and operational information. Business intelligence is there to support not only the management but also board members in making better decisions. In a more demanding environment, board members have to understand the drivers of value creation and develop the right metrics to articulate value. Actionable and real-time insights are therefore becoming even more critical for board members. How far should we go in terms of sophisticated algorithms in order to complement the usual dashboards? What type of data processing tools boards need while avoiding a big data overload? How can a board leverage data and AI for effective oversight and to make better governance decisions?

Our speakers will provide their input to the debate:

  • Aniel Mahabier, CEO at CGLytics;
  • Deepak Krishnamurthy,  Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer at SAP;
  • Michael Hilb, Entrepreneur, Board Member and Professor;
  • Rytis Ambrazevičius, Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance, President;

 

The webinar will be moderated by Suzanne Liljegren, ecoDa Communication Adviser.

Download the invitation here

ecoDa and CGLytics webinar

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Equity Compensation Model: Press Release

CGLytics and Glass Lewis set a new standard for transparency in equity-based compensation

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Newly released technology tests 11 key criteria that leading proxy advisor uses to assess plans

[Amsterdam, London, San Francisco – September 19, 2019] – CGLytics, a leading global provider of governance data and analytics, and Glass Lewis, the world’s leading independent provider of governance and engagement support services, today announced the launch of Glass Lewis’ Equity Compensation Model (ECM) – a powerful new application for assessing U.S. equity-based compensation plans, available exclusively via CGLytics.

This new application provides invaluable intelligence with year-round, on-demand access to Glass Lewis’ methodology which is used to evaluate the overall favorability of current and future equity plans, including tests against 11 key criteria. Companies and investors can now instantly test, review and adjust the same individual inputs as Glass Lewis’ analysts to ensure the best compensation, engagement and voting outcomes for their respective sides.

The ECM provides companies with immediate and proactive insight into the concerns regarding current and future equity plans, which Glass Lewis highlights to more than 1,300 investors representing more than $35 trillion in assets under management. In addition, with coverage of more than 4,300 publicly traded U.S. companies, investors can assess investment risks across their portfolio with regard to current equity plans or those being proposed.

Aaron Bertinetti, SVP of Research & Engagement at Glass Lewis explains: “Our analysts research and openly engage with thousands of companies and their investors every year, building invaluable insight and governance expertise as a result. We strongly believe that good governance is good for everybody, which means we must empower the capital markets by democratizing access to our deep governance expertise in a transparent, intuitive and unconflicted manner. The ECM gives companies and investors the same governance tools we use internally and have developed over many years. It will bring greater transparency, improved governance and market confidence by fostering alignment of corporate and investor interests in compensation plans.”

The ECM is available as a stand-alone service and is only available via CGLytics and its market-leading software. Corporate issuers can test and refine their equity plans, understand the level of concern from shareholders and ultimately be successful in seeking the shareholder support required to legally grant equity compensation. On the other hand, investors can test the equity plans for companies in their portfolio, perform comprehensive benchmarking of plan costs and evaluate the risk of any potential dilution to enhance their engagement and voting decisions.

Getting equity compensation right is a pivotal part of modernizing corporate governance. Issuers and institutional investors must be satisfied that proposed plans meet the long-term needs for the business and its shareholders. ECM will completely change the way both sides approach these challenges, setting a new benchmark for transparency in the decision-making process and driving good governance practices.” said Aniel Mahabier, CEO of CGLytics.

The offering, initially launched for the U.S. market, covers 4,300+ publicly traded U.S. firms including the Russell 3000, S&P 1500, S&P MidCap 400 and SmallCap 600.

About CGLytics

CGLytics is transforming the way corporate governance decisions are made. Combining the broadest corporate governance dataset, with the most comprehensive analytics tools, CGLytics empowers corporations, investors and professional services to instantly perform a governance health check and make better informed decisions. From unique Pay for Performance analytics and peer comparison tools, to board effectiveness insights, companies and investors have access to the most comprehensive source of governance information at their fingertips – powering the insights required for good modern governance.

About Glass Lewis

Glass Lewis, the leading independent provider of global governance and engagement support services, helps institutional investors understand and connect with companies they invest in. Glass Lewis is a trusted ally of more than 1,300 investors globally who use its high-quality, unbiased Proxy Paper research and industry-leading Viewpoint proxy vote management solution to drive value across all their governance activities.

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Manzama and CGLytics announce partnership to change the way law firms develop new business relationships and forward-thinking governance practices

Powerful relationship analytics coupled with governance information are taking law firms to the next level

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Powerful relationship analytics coupled with governance information are taking law firms to the next level

The Manzama and CGLytics partnership is changing the way law firms develop new business relationships and forward-thinking governance practices

Keeping pace with changing market dynamics, clients, their key decisionmakers, corporate networks and competitors, is vital for law firms to continually add value, differentiate and unlock new business development opportunities.

Manzama and CGLytics have joined forces to drive business development and opportunities for world leading law firms. Through this partnership, law firms gain access to intuitive relationship mapping tools, revealing connections between corporate decisionmakers, their peers, as well as finding the easiest and shortest way to connect, which is not an easy feat. Clients can keep track of key executive movements and corporate changes by receiving daily or weekly updates and alerts.

CGLytics’ extensive database provides access to hundreds of thousands of comprehensive profiles of business leaders including their compensation arrangements and corporate networks of more than 5,500 globally listed companies. Its powerful relationship mapping algorithm maps over 1.3 million connections between directors, executives and key business leaders across the globe.

Accessing the broadest and deepest global corporate governance data set available in the market today, law firms are able to perform a deep-dive on corporate governance practices, enabling them to provide top quality services to their clients, by analyzing their peer practices and quickly spotting potential inefficiencies that may put them at risk of shareholder activism.

“We’re delighted to partner with CGLytics to deliver law firms with actionable relationship analytics and first-class corporate governance intelligence,” explained Peter Ozolin, CEO from Manzama. “The joint service offerings will allow our customers to easily perform due diligence on key decisionmakers, uncover new connections and find the most effective way to establish relationships with new targets. At the same time obtaining deeper corporate governance intelligence to take their corporate governance advisory work to the next level.”

Aniel Mahabier, Founder and CEO of CGLytics described the partnership as “one of our most exciting collaborations. Our unique and powerful relationship mapping algorithm combined with actionable corporate governance information in one system will drive law firms to take their business to another level and provide the best possible advice to their clients.”

Law firms that are interested in easily uncovering new relationships and expanding their business network reach for client management and development activities, along with leveraging best of class corporate governance data, get in touch with Manzama today.

About Manzama

Manzama sets the bar when it comes to finding crucial information for organisations. Since 2010, they have been the leading provider of current awareness and market intelligence solutions to professional service organizations around the globe. They provide intuitive search and sharing tools, user-friendly implementation, and integrations into numerous best-in-class third-party platforms. Using sophisticated search algorithms and cutting-edge machine learning techniques, Manzama delivers critical insights that help teams better serve their clients, make informed business decisions, and support knowledge and business development initiatives.

About CGLytics

CGLytics is transforming the way corporate governance decisions are made. Combining the broadest corporate governance dataset, with the most comprehensive analytics tools, CGLytics empowers corporations, investors and professional services to instantly perform a governance health check and make better informed decisions. From unique Pay for Performance analytics and peer comparison tools, to board effectiveness insights, companies and investors have access to the most comprehensive source of governance information at their fingertips – powering the insights required for good modern governance.

With Over 1 Billion Data Points and Powerful Algorithms, CGLytics is Utilised by Leading Investors and Proxy Advisors.

m2

5,500+

Listed Companies

m4

125,000+

C-Level Profiles

m5

8 MIL+

Company Disclosures
and Filings

m3

800 Mil+

N-PX proxy voting
resolutions

m6

1.3 Mil+

Relationships Connections

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Key financial metrics from 2008 onwards for predictive analysis and companies top 25 ownership data

1

More than ten years of historical compensation data and array of unique performance indicators

2

Current and historical board composition, skills data and millions of business relations

4

Curated governance news in real-time

Glass Lewis and CGLytics Establish Global Partnership to Provide Unmatched Compensation Data and Analytics

Glass Lewis integrates CGLytics data set and analytical tools for its proxy vote recommendations and custom policy offerings

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Glass Lewis and CGLytics Establish Global Partnership to Provide Unmatched Compensation Data and Analytics

Glass Lewis integrates CGLytics data set and analytical tools for its proxy vote recommendations and custom policy offerings

[San Francisco, Amsterdam, London – June 5, 2019] – Glass Lewis, the world’s leading independent provider of governance and engagement support services, and CGLytics, a leading provider of governance data and analytics globally, today announced an expansion of their strategic partnership. CGLytics will serve as the global provider of compensation datasets and analytics to Glass Lewis, with an initial focus on North American, Australian and European markets.

Building on the success of the firms’ existing European partnership, Glass Lewis will now utilize CGLytics’ extensive compensation data in its proxy research and voting recommendations on executive compensation and Say on Pay, and integrate the same data into the proxy voting policies of institutional investors via its vote management solution, Viewpoint.

Glass Lewis’ Say on Pay analysis will now also be available via CGLytics’ proprietary platform, giving investors, issuers, advisors and board members the exact same data, tools and insights Glass Lewis uses to review and model CEO and executive compensation plans, and prepare for engagements with all stakeholders. Combining Glass Lewis’ proprietary policies and methodologies and CGLytics’ extensive data and analytical tools, the two companies will give all market participants unprecedented transparency and access into Glass Lewis’ compensation analysis that was not widely available and is needed for successful governance and stewardship in the modern digital age.

“CGLytics’ software and dataset enables the Glass Lewis global research team to establish a robust and consistent data source for our analysts to use in developing our unparalleled analysis and recommendations on compensation matters,” said Katherine Rabin, CEO of Glass Lewis. “Not only will this benefit our investor clients, who rely on us to provide them in-depth research and accurately implement their custom policies, but also the corporate issuers that directly purchase our Proxy Paper reports as an important part of their preparation to engage with shareholders.”

“We are thrilled to be extending our partnership with Glass Lewis, especially at a critical moment when corporations and investors are facing increasing demands from multiple parties for greater transparency and socially responsible and sustainable pay practices – all of which are essential to upholding good modern governance,” commented Aniel Mahabier, CEO of CGLytics. “By partnering with Glass Lewis, we will be able to provide corporations and their investors with an unmatched solution to evaluate compensation practices. The extensive toolset and enhanced access to Glass Lewis’ proprietary methodology will help companies and investors effectively connect their analysis, engagement and decision-making, resulting in improved stewardship and shareholder engagement.”

About Glass Lewis

Glass Lewis, the leading independent provider of global governance and engagement support services, helps institutional investors understand and connect with companies they invest in. Glass Lewis is a trusted ally of more than 1,300 investors globally who use its high-quality, unbiased Proxy Paper research and industry-leading Viewpoint proxy vote management solution to drive value across all their governance activities.

About CGLytics

CGLytics is transforming the way corporate governance decisions are made. Combining the broadest corporate governance dataset, with the most comprehensive analytics tools, CGLytics empowers corporations, investors and professional services to instantly perform a governance health check and make better informed decisions. From unique Pay for Performance analytics and peer comparison tools, to board effectiveness insights, companies and investors have access to the most comprehensive source of governance information at their fingertips – powering the insights required for good modern governance.

With Over 1 Billion Data Points and Powerful Algorithms, CGLytics is Utilised by Leading Investors and Proxy Advisors.

m2

5,500+

Listed Companies

m4

125,000+

C-Level Profiles

m5

8 MIL+

Company Disclosures
and Filings

m3

800 Mil+

N-PX proxy voting
resolutions

m6

1.3 Mil+

Relationships Connections

noun_metrics_1820608 (2) copy

Key financial metrics from 2008 onwards for predictive analysis and companies top 25 ownership data

1

More than ten years of historical compensation data and array of unique performance indicators

2

Current and historical board composition, skills data and millions of business relations

4

Curated governance news in real-time