Northern Trust to provide corporate governance data to custodial clients

ISS’s CGQ system rates 7,500 companies based on the quality of their corporate boards and how their governance policies affect their stock performance; scores are calculated on the following factors:

• Board of directors
• Audit
• Charter and bylaw provisions
• Anti-takeover provisions
• Executive compensation
• Progressive practices • Ownership
• Director education

ISS uses companies’ individual scores to rank them relative to their industry and peer groups.

Northern Trust vice-president Mat

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