In this Lexis Practice Advisor Practice Note, we discuss two releases published by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 21, 2019. One release contains interpretation and guidance regarding the applicability of certain rules (Proxy Voting Advice Guidance) promulgated under Section 14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended to proxy voting advice. The other, which technically is a “policy statement,” provides guidance on the proxy voting responsibilities of investment advisers (Investment Adviser Guidance) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended.  As both sets of guidance will be effective upon publication in the Federal Register, both sets will apply to the 2020 proxy season.

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