ISS Analysis: Some Sectors More Equal Than Others

Dan Freed
October 2006
Investment Dealers' Digest;10/16/2006, Vol. 72 Issue 39, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports on the significance of the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) Inc. with regards to corporate governance in U.S. utilities industry. ISS, a proxy advisory firm, has been rating companies numerically with a corporate governance quotient (CGQ) since July 2002. In addition, ISS has assigned industry ratings.


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