Virtual Shareholder Meetings in 2018: Facts, Figures and Best Practices

Virtual shareholder meetings continue to rise in popularity, with 236 companies holding virtual meetings in 2017 and at least 300 expected to do so in 2018.

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In Stunning Rebuke, GE Shareholders Show Auditor Ratification is Not Always a Routine Matter

On April 25, shareholders of General Electric Company approved KPMG LLP as the company’s auditor for another year, but only by a margin of 65 percent “for” to 35 percent “against.”

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Yahoo! to Pay $35 Million Fine for Failing to Disclose Massive 2014 Cybersecurity Breach

The SEC says it will not second-guess good faith judgments about whether, when and how public companies should disclose cybersecurity breaches, but its April 24 announcement shows that sufficiently egregious disclosure failures will be punished.

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Shareholders Continue to Promote the ‘Universal Proxy’ Idea

With the so-called universal proxy rule stalled at the SEC since its proposal in late 2016, some investors have been taking matters into their own hands.

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As IPOs Rise, Where Will Shares Trade?

As initial public offerings rebound, the issue of thin trading has arisen.

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Bond Market Moves Spark Regulatory Interest

Recent developments in the corporate bond market are sparking regulatory attention in the U.S. and abroad.

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