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Studies Examine External Factors That May Affect Accounting Integrity
They evaluated over 300 restatements resulting from fraud or an SEC investigation that occurred between 2004 and 2012.
United States
19 Jun 2018
Clayton Says Dodd-Frank Rules Not Going Anywhere
For those of you who have been waiting for those big changes to Dodd-Frank to materialize, don't hold your breath; at least as far as the SEC is concerned, the vast majority of those rules...
United States
13 Jun 2018
Corp Fin To Publicly Release Bedbug Letters - This Kind, Not That Kind
The announcement indicates that Corp Fin intends to post these letters on EDGAR within 10 calendar days of issuance.
United States
13 Jun 2018
SEC Commissioner Jackson Calls For Restrictions On Executive Sales During Stock Buybacks
In remarks Monday before the Center for American Progress, SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson discussed his recent research on corporate stock buybacks ...
United States
13 Jun 2018
Will Pay-Ratio Results Be The Catalyst For Local Action?
Besides shock and awe, did pay-ratio disclosure have any immediate practical consequences? Well, for one, if a company did business in Portland, Oregon, the answer could well be "yes."
United States
12 Jun 2018
Consultant Pay Governance Analyzes Pay Ratio
In this analysis, compensation consultant Pay Governance looks at the factors affecting pay-ratio results and, in light of the feverish media coverage that insists on comparing ratios ...
United States
11 Jun 2018
Reasons Voiced For Lack Of Women On UK Boards—Real Or Comedy Parody?
As discussed in this article from the WSJ, the UK government is conducting a review of the reasons underlying the low proportion of women in top executive positions at companies in the FTSE 350 index.
United States
5 Jun 2018
Organizations Make Recommendations To Revitalize The IPO Market
In this report, Expanding the On-Ramp: Recommendations to Help More Companies Go and Stay Public, eight organizations—the American Securities Association ...
United States
5 Jun 2018
New Act Takes A Few Small Steps To Encourage Capital Formation
While the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which was just signed into law, is focused primarily on providing regulatory relief to banks ...
United States
30 May 2018
As Proxy Season Ends, Equilar Dives Into Pay-Ratio Data
With over 2,000 companies now having reported pay-ratio information for the 2018 proxy season (through May 10), consultant Equilar says it's time to take a deep dive into the data to see what trends are discernible.
United States
25 May 2018
Will The Call For Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation Be Renewed?
Starting in 2018, new rules required disclosure of auditor tenure in audit reports. (See this PubCo post.)
United States
24 May 2018
Authors Advocate Seven Steps For Effective Board Evaluations
Having a board evaluation is a regular event for most public companies. But is it a productive practice or just another corporate governance kabuki—a perfunctory, check-the-box exercise with no real impact?
United States
23 May 2018
Willis Towers Watson Offers 2018 Say-On-Pay Snapshot
In this snapshot review by Willis Towers Watson of U.S. say-on-pay and other compensation-related votes, WTW found that average support for say on pay remained high at 91%.
United States
22 May 2018
Nontraditional Board Candidates Made Headway In 2017
According to a new report from the EY Center for Board Matters, 54% of the 2017 class of directors of Fortune 100 companies served in non-CEO roles and 40% were female.
United States
18 May 2018
Corp Fin Updates CDIs For Proxy Rules And Proxy Statements
For quite a while, the CDIs related to the proxy rules and proxy statements have been a bit of a hodge-podge of different sources and supplements.
United States
16 May 2018
Best Practices Committee Offers Recommendations For Conduct Of Virtual Annual Meetings
For most companies, annual shareholder meetings are non-events, with little to no shareholder attendance. That's why the concept of virtual annual meetings—which allow shareholders...
United States
11 May 2018
Will The DOL Put The Kibosh On ESG Investing?
It would be hard to miss the increased focus of investors—especially institutional investors—on environmental, social and governance issues.
United States
8 May 2018
SEC Proposes Amendments To Auditor Independence Rule Related To Debtor-Creditor Relationships
The SEC has posted a new rule proposal that would modify the analysis of auditor independence in the context of lending relationships between the auditor and certain shareholders ...
United States
8 May 2018
Shareholder Vote On Auditors Puts The Heat On The Board
As discussed in this PubCo post, both ISS and Glass Lewis recommended voting against a proposal to ratify the appointment of GE's auditor, KPMG, at the 2018 GE annual shareholders meeting...
United States
30 Apr 2018
SEC Brings Enforcement Action For Failure To Timely Disclose Cyber Breach
In this recent Cooley Alert, SEC Issues New Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosure and Policies, we wrote that the SEC had not yet brought a formal enforcement proceeding for failure to make timely disclosure regarding...
United States
26 Apr 2018
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