SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CamberView Partners, LLC, the leading source of independent, investor-led advice for public companies on shareholder activism and engagement, announced today that Andrew P. Letts has joined the firm as a Partner. He joins CamberView from State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), where he was most recently Managing Director and Head of Corporate Governance.
"For years Andrew has worked directly with company management and directors to address complex governance and shareholder issues," said Abe Friedman, managing partner. "As one of the longest-serving heads of governance at any major institutional investor in the country, he knows the investor landscape as few others do. We look forward to his contributions to the firm and to our clients."
As Managing Director and Head of Corporate Governance for SSgA, Mr. Letts led all proxy voting and issuer engagement activities and oversaw research and analysis of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues across domestic and global investment strategies, developing firm-wide proxy voting and issuer engagement policies. Mr. Letts has also served as the chairman of the SSgA Proxy Committee, the co-chair of SSgA's ESG Working Group, and a member of the State Street Corporate Responsibility Working Group. Previously, he was a Senior Corporate Governance Analyst at SSgA and also served as a Principal in Global Investment Operations. He holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Roger Williams University.
"I am truly excited to join a firm that has emerged as a leader in such a short period of time and is positioned at the forefront of the current shift in the landscape between public companies and their investors. CamberView's proven track record is a direct result of the unique team of advisors from the investor community that have joined the firm," said Mr. Letts.
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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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