Gaming the System: Video Game Makers’ Creative Presentation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Video game makers have developed a creative way to “get their adjusted numbers into the public sphere while avoiding the 'non-GAAP' label that can attract regulatory scrutiny.”

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 The Hazards of Concealing Executive Perks from Shareholders

On May 11, 2017, the SEC announced a $5.5 million settlement with a former CEO charged with improperly receiving perks worth millions of dollars that were not disclosed to shareholders.

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The State of the IPO Market

On May 10, 2017, SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar presented opening remarks at the SEC-NYU Dialogue on Securities Market Regulation: Reviving the U.S. IPO Market.

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Activist Funds Catalyze Board, C-Suite Turnover

Several companies have new faces on the board and in the C-Suite following campaigns from hedge funds holding their shares.

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Environmental Resolutions on the Rise

Shareholders at Occidental Petroleum Corporation made governance history on May 12 when they voted 65.7 percent to support a resolution requesting that the company report “long-term portfolio impacts of plausible scenarios that address climate change.”

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SEC Crackdown on Insider Trading Nets High-Profile Cases

The SEC announced two major insider trading cases last month, continuing a long-term crackdown.

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