Executives Preparing for Earnings Calls Face a Brave New World

As if busy CEOs and CFOs did not have enough to worry about, researchers have begun leveraging powerful computers and sophisticated algorithms to link executives’ word choice and behavior during earnings calls to subsequent stock performance.              

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SEC Comment Letters Focus on Non-GAAP Financial Measures, New Accounting Standards and Cybersecurity

Two reports published last month by Ernst & Young analyze trends in SEC comment letters for the year ended June 30, 2017.             

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Director Overboarding Remains an Issue

Are your directors “overboarded”? What would proxy advisors say?      

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SEC Extends Filing Deadlines for Hurricane Victims, Warns Investors Against Hurricane and Fire Scams

Companies hit by hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria will receive an extension on certain filing deadlines, said the SEC in a September 28 press release.             

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Whistleblowers: Who is Protected Against Retaliation?

It is illegal to retaliate against a whistleblower, but who is considered a whistleblower? 

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After the Whistle Blows: What Constitutes Retaliation?

It is illegal to retaliate against a whistleblower, but what is retaliation?   

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