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Glass Lewis posts 2019 proxy and shareholder initiative guidelines

USA - October 30 2018 Proxy advisor Glass Lewis has posted its 2019 Proxy Guidelines and 2019 Guidelines Regarding Shareholder Initiatives. One of the more striking points…

CII petitions NYSE and Nasdaq regarding multi-class share structures

USA - October 26 2018 The Council of Institutional Investors has announced that it has filed petitions with the NYSE and Nasdaq requesting that each exchange amend its…

New SLB 14J on shareholder proposals revisits the economic relevance and ordinary business exclusions

USA - October 24 2018 Corp Fin has just released a new staff legal bulletin on shareholder proposals—we’re up to 14J—that once again examines the exclusions under Rules…

CEO group issues commonsense corporate governance principles, version 2.0

USA - October 23 2018 A couple of years ago, a group of CEOs of major public companies and institutional investors, including Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett, Larry Fink and…

Corp Fin staff issues new CDIs regarding cross-border exemptions

USA - October 19 2018 The staff of Corp Fin have posted a revised set of CDIs interpreting the cross-border exemptions. The new CDIs replace the 17-year old interpretations…

Semiannual reporting, we hardly knew ye—version 2.0—and other agenda items

USA - October 18 2018 No sooner had SEC Chair Jay Clayton, in informal comments at a public event, called a halt to speculation that large public companies would be seeing…

SEC staff comment letters regarding non-GAAP financial measures

USA - October 18 2018 You might recall that, in 2016 and early 2017, the SEC made a big push—through a series of staff oral admonitions and written guidance, as well as an…

SEC issues Section 21(a) investigative report regarding the implications of cyberscams for internal controls

USA - October 16 2018 Today, the SEC issued an investigative report under Section 21(a) that advises public companies subject to the internal accounting controls…

SEC provides equal treatment for victims of Hurricane Michael

USA - October 16 2018 The SEC today provided relief for companies and persons directly or indirectly affected by Hurricane Michael and its aftermath. Here is the Order and…

The battle over proxy advisory firms continues

USA - October 15 2018 As discussed in this PubCo post and this PubCo post, the role of proxy advisory firms has once again risen to the forefront as a sizzling corporate…