SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CamberView Partners, LLC, the leading source of independent, investor-led advice for public companies on shareholder activism and engagement, announced that Bob McCormick will join the firm as a Partner in February. Mr. McCormick has served for over a decade as Chief Policy Officer of Glass Lewis, overseeing analysis, editing and voting recommendations of management and shareholder proposals at public companies. Prior to joining Glass Lewis, Mr. McCormick led proxy voting at Fidelity Management and Research.
"Bob is an influential voice in the corporate governance community with unique insight into the complex and dynamic relationship between companies and their shareholders," said Abe M. Friedman, CEO of CamberView Partners. "Our clients will benefit from his counsel and experience as a former investor and leader in the proxy advisory space. We are excited to have Bob join CamberView as we continue to grow our advisory team."
In his role as Chief Policy Officer for Glass Lewis, Mr. McCormick leads the firm's engagement efforts with institutional investor clients, public companies and governmental and regulatory bodies. In addition, he oversees development of Glass Lewis's proxy voting guidelines which are the foundation of the analysis and voting recommendations in more than 20,000 research reports released annually, and has spearheaded development of comprehensive proxy voting guidelines for over 100 countries.
Previously, Mr. McCormick led the Investment Proxy Research department at Fidelity where he oversaw the proxy voting of 700 mutual funds and client accounts which held 5,000 securities worth $1 trillion.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Providence College, a Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University and a Graduate Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University Extension School.
"As investors have become more focused on engagement, CamberView has become the leading advisor to public companies seeking to build relationships and trust with their largest shareholders," said Mr. McCormick. "I look forward to working with the talented team that CamberView has assembled and drawing upon my experience at Glass Lewis and Fidelity to advise companies across the spectrum of governance, activism and shareholder campaigns."
About CamberView Partners, LLC
CamberView Partners is the leading source of independent, investor-led advice for management and boards of public companies on how to succeed with investors. CamberView helps clients interact with investors from a position of strength and stay ahead of potential issues. When faced with a challenge, CamberView develops the playbook clients use to win contested situations and difficult shareholder votes. CamberView designs specific engagement strategies tailored to each investor and proxy advisor; crafts proxy materials that build shareholder support; develops messaging that resonates with critical decision-makers; instructs companies on how to avoid common mistakes; and coordinates among clients' advisors to deliver success.
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