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Independent Proxy Advisory Firm Egan-Jones Joins ISS and Glass Lewis in Recommending Votes “FOR” ALL Nine WisdomTree Board Nominees

Egan-Jones Lauds WisdomTree’s “Commitment to Accountability Towards the Achievement of its Strategic Vision”

Egan-Jones Also Recommends Stockholders Vote “FOR” ALL Company Proposals

WisdomTree, Inc. (NYSE: WT), a global financial innovator, today announced that Egan-Jones Ratings Co. (“Egan-Jones”), an independent proxy advisory firm, has recommended that stockholders vote “FORall Company-recommended proposals, including all nine members of WisdomTree’s Board of Directors, at WisdomTree’s 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (“2024 Annual Meeting”).

Win Neuger, Chair of the WisdomTree Board of Directors, said, “We are pleased that, like Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis, Egan-Jones recognizes WisdomTree’s strong performance and robust corporate governance practices. Importantly, Egan-Jones emphasizes the successful execution of WisdomTree’s strategy so far, especially through the hard work of the Company’s management and Board.”

In its report, Egan-Jones commented1:

  • “WisdomTree has been realizing financial accretion over the past years demonstrating a remarkable TSR among its peers…. In our view, these financial milestones manifest WisdomTree’s strategy for growth is being executed invaluably under the current leadership of Jonathan Steinberg and the rest of the Board.”
  • “We believe the Company’s corporate governance enhancements particularly the recent board refreshment is indicative of WisdomTree’s commitment to accountability towards the achievement of its strategic vision. Further, the current composition of the Board strikes an appropriate balance of skillset, diversity and industry experience…”
  • “[W]e believe that [it is] noteworthy to mention that ETFS’ previous nominees who now serve on the board, express their support to the Company’s value creation strategy.”
  • “[W]e believe that another strategic review is unwarranted, but instead would result in the Company incurring unnecessary costs and expenses by duplicating efforts that are already underway and would disrupt the positive momentum of growth that WisdomTree has been accomplishing. In WisdomTree’s pivotal stage of diversification and expansion of its digital business, we believe that the requested strategic review would be highly disruptive.”

In line with the recommendations received from Egan-Jones, ISS and Glass Lewis, WisdomTree urges stockholders to vote “FOR” all of WisdomTree’s proposals, including all nine director nominees, using the WHITE proxy card.

Stockholders can find out more about the proxy vote at the 2024 Annual Meeting by visiting the WisdomTree investor relations website and navigating to the page entitled “2024 Annual Meeting”:





Remember, you can vote your shares via the Internet. Please follow the easy

instructions on the enclosed WHITE proxy card.


If you have any questions or need assistance in voting

your shares on the WHITE proxy card, please contact our proxy solicitor:


Innisfree M&A Incorporated


Stockholders and All Others Call Toll Free: (877) 750-5836


Banks and Brokers Call: (212) 750-5833 


BofA Securities is serving as financial advisor, and Paul Hastings and Goodwin Procter are serving as legal counsel to WisdomTree. Innisfree M&A is serving as proxy solicitor, and H/Advisors Abernathy is serving as strategic communications advisor.

About WisdomTree

WisdomTree is a global financial innovator, offering a well-diversified suite of exchange-traded products (ETPs), models, solutions and products leveraging blockchain technology. We empower investors and consumers to shape their future and support financial professionals to better serve their clients and grow their businesses. WisdomTree is leveraging the latest financial infrastructure to create products that provide access, transparency and an enhanced user experience. Building on our heritage of innovation, we are also developing and have launched next-generation digital products, services and structures, including digital or blockchain-enabled mutual funds and tokenized assets, as well as our blockchain-native digital wallet, WisdomTree Prime®.*

*The WisdomTree Prime digital wallet and digital asset services are made available through WisdomTree Digital Movement, Inc. (NMLS ID: 2372500) and WisdomTree Digital Trust Company, LLC, in select U.S. jurisdictions and may be limited where prohibited by law. WisdomTree Digital Trust Company, LLC is chartered as a limited purpose trust company by the New York State Department of Financial Services to engage in virtual currency business. Visit or the WisdomTree Prime mobile app for more information.

WisdomTree currently has approximately $108.9 billion in assets under management globally.

For more information about WisdomTree and WisdomTree Prime®, visit:

Please visit us on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @WisdomTreeNews.

WisdomTree® is the marketing name for WisdomTree, Inc. and its subsidiaries worldwide.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this letter that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements are identified by use of the words “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “views,” and similar expressions. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current expectations, but are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated, including, but not limited to, the impact and contributions of the slate of director nominees WisdomTree has nominated, and WisdomTree’s ability to achieve its financial and business plans, goals and objectives and drive stockholder value, including with respect to its ability to successfully implement its strategy relating to WisdomTree Prime®, and other risk factors discussed from time to time in WisdomTree’s filings with the SEC, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in its most recent annual report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on February 23, 2024, and in subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. WisdomTree assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law, to reflect events or circumstances occurring after today’s date.

Important Information Regarding the 2024 Annual Meeting and Where to Find It

The Company has filed with the SEC a definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “Proxy Statement”), containing a form of WHITE proxy card, in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the 2024 Annual Meeting and, beginning on April 29, 2024, mailed the Proxy Statement and other relevant documents to its stockholders as of the April 19, 2024 record date for the 2024 Annual Meeting. This communication is not a substitute for any proxy statement or other document that the Company has filed or may file with the SEC in connection with any solicitation by the Company. THE COMPANY’S STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ACCOMPANYING WHITE PROXY CARD FILED BY THE COMPANY AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. The Company’s stockholders may obtain copies of these documents and other documents filed with the SEC by the Company free of charge through the website maintained by the SEC at Copies of the documents filed by the Company are also available free of charge by accessing the Company’s website at

Certain Information Regarding Participants in the Solicitation

The Company, its directors and certain of its executive officers and employees may be deemed to be participants in connection with the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders in connection with the matters to be considered at the 2024 Annual Meeting. Information regarding the direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, of the Company’s directors and executive officers in the Company is included in the Proxy Statement under the heading “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters”, which was filed with the SEC on April 29, 2024 and can be found through the SEC’s website. To the extent holdings of the Company’s securities by such potential participants (or the identity of such participants) have changed since the information printed in the Proxy Statement, such information has been or will be reflected in Statements of Change in Ownership on Forms 3 and 4 filed with the SEC. These documents are or will be available free of charge at the SEC’s website at


WisdomTree has neither sought nor obtained the consent from any third party to use any statements or information contained in this press release that have been obtained or derived from statements made or published by such third parties. Any such statements or information should not be viewed as indicating the support of such third parties for the views expressed herein.

Category: Business Update


1 Permission to use Egan-Jones quotations was neither sought nor obtained. Emphasis added.


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