New Vote Count Shows Peltz Narrowly Winning P&G Board Seat

After the most expensive proxy fight in history, it appears that Nelson Peltz has narrowly won a seat on the board of consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble.

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SEC Signals Change in Approach to Enforcement

At a recent securities conference, Steven Peikin, co-director of the SEC’s enforcement division, indicated the SEC would “drop the ‘broken windows’ strategy of pursuing many cases over even the smallest legal violations,” according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

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More on SEC Enforcement Priorities

On November 15, the SEC’s enforcement division issued a report highlighting its priorities for the coming year and looking back at its enforcement actions during fiscal year 2017, which ended on September 30.

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SEC Approves New Auditing Standard Requiring Disclosure of Critical Accounting Matters

The SEC recently approved a new auditing standard aimed at enhancing the relevance and usefulness of the auditor’s report to investors.

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Silicon Valley Extends Culture of Innovation to Governance

Companies and investors fed up with our public markets’ excessive focus on short-term earnings and profits at the expense of long-term strategy may be interested in the Long Term Stock Exchange (LTSE), a new governance model emerging from Silicon Valley that was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal.

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GE to Simplify Financial Reporting, Streamline Structure

General Electric Company plans to adopt a “back-to-basics” approach to its financial reporting, said incoming CFO Jamie Miller in the company’s recent third quarter earnings call.

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