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Equilar reports board gender diversity improvements for Q2 2018

USA - August 29 2018 According to consultant Equilar’s Gender Diversity Index, for the second calendar quarter of 2018, the percentage of women on the boards of companies…

Senator Warren introduces the Accountable Capitalism Act

USA - August 28 2018 According to this column in the LA Times, it’s the “single most pernicious idea in modern American finance.” Can you guess? It’s the idea “that the…

SEC lowers fee rates for fiscal 2019, which begins October 1, 2018

USA - August 27 2018 On August 24, the SEC announced that it was reducing the fees it charges issuers to register their securities. In fiscal 2019, the fee rates for…

Corp Fin to post staff orders and more

USA - August 21 2018 Corp Fin announced yesterday that it plans to continue to enhance the transparency of staff actions by posting on EDGAR in issuers’ filing histories a…

SEC adopts final disclosure update and simplification amendments

USA - August 20 2018 In her statement at the SEC open meeting held in 2016 to vote on issuing the proposing release for the SEC’s “Disclosure Update and Simplification,”…

Is semiannual reporting on the horizon?

USA - August 17 2018 On the White House lawn before he boarded a helicopter for the Hamptons and his New Jersey golf club for the weekend, reporters had the opportunity to…

Comp Committees take note: stock buybacks as a mechanism for manipulation

USA - August 16 2018 You’ve surely seen all the press about companies spending much of their savings from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on stock buybacks. See, for…

Are rumors of the demise of the public company greatly exaggerated?

USA - August 14 2018 As you’ve surely read and heard, there’s been a tremendous amount of hand wringing, particularly at the agency and congressional levels, about the…

Is XBRL already obsolete?

USA - August 9 2018 You’ve got to just love the irony: the SEC’s amendments mandating the use of Inline XBRL aren’t even effective yet, and experts at an accounting…

Is it time to regulate proxy advisory firms?

USA - August 8 2018 The idea of regulating proxy advisory firms has been in the ether for quite some time, but it’s an idea that never quite comes to fruition. However…