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Were reports of the demise of universal proxy premature?

USA - September 24 2018 The specter of the possible imposition of mandatory universal proxy has long been with us. The SEC apparently considered requiring universal proxies…

Reminder: interim financial statements must be “reviewed”

USA - September 24 2018 Here’s a reminder from the SEC: interim financial statements included in Forms 10-Q are required to be “reviewed” by outside auditors. On Friday, in a…

SEC provides Hurricane Florence relief

USA - September 20 2018 The SEC has now provided relief for companies and persons directly or indirectly affected by Hurricane Florence and its aftermath. Here is the Order…

ISS reveals results of most recent Governance Principles Survey

USA - September 19 2018 ISS has posted the results of its most recent Governance Principles Survey, which can sometimes guide future ISS policies. The key areas of focus were…

SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee discusses proxy plumbing

USA - September 18 2018 At a meeting last week of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, the primary focus of the discussion was the panoply of problems associated with the…

SEC Chair issues statement about staff guidance

USA - September 13 2018 Today, SEC Chair Jay Clayton issued a statement intended to make clear the importance of the distinction between SEC rules and regulations—which are…

SEC staff withdraws two no-action letters related to proxy advisory firms

USA - September 13 2018 You may recall that, in July, SEC Chair Jay Clayton announced that the SEC will be holding a Roundtable to discuss the proxy process, currently…

The GICS is changing—will it affect your company?

USA - September 12 2018 Here’s some news (thanks to compensationstandards.com and Compensia): the structure of the GICS code is changing. “Who cares?” you say. Yep, that’s…

Would a shift to semiannual reporting really affect short-termism?

USA - September 10 2018 You remember, of course, that last month, the president, on his way out of town for the weekend, tossed out to reporters the idea of eliminating…

Would semiannual reporting really have a major effect on costs?

USA - September 7 2018 You remember, of course, that last month, the president, on his way out of town for the weekend, tossed out to reporters the idea of eliminating…