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Institutional Shareholder Services Announces 2019 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates
Updates for the 2019 proxy voting guidelines by Institutional Shareholder Services include guidance on board gender diversity and attendance
United States
29 Nov 2018
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Division Of Corporation Finance Issues New Proxy Guidance
Updated for the first time in more than a decade, the new guidance for proxy rules and statements provides significant changes to certain disclosure requirements in the context of proxy solicitations.
United States
22 May 2018
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Summary Of ISS 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Specific To US Public Companies
The updated ISS guidelines are effective for meetings on or after February 1, 2018.
United States
24 Nov 2017
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SEC Adopts Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule
The pay ratio rule, which was adopted on August 5, 2015, closely tracks the initial 2013 rule proposal, subject to limited exceptions.
United States
21 Aug 2015
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SEC Proposes Rules Requiring Companies To Adopt, Disclose, And Comply With Clawback Policies On Erroneously Awarded Executive Compensation
On July 1, 2015, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a long-awaited release (Proposing Release) proposing rules that would direct the national securities exchanges to establish listing standards...
United States
14 Jul 2015
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ISS Releases Four Sets Of FAQs, Glass Lewis Provides An Update, And FASB And IASB Make Certain Decisions Relevant To Equity Compensation Plans
Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have both released updates to their policies that outline how they will form recommendations to shareholders...
United States
 
16 Mar 2015
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SEC Proposes Hedging Policy Disclosure Requirement
The SEC focuses on governance practices and policies viewed as relevant to employee/director equity owners’ and shareholders’ alignment of interests.
United States
19 Feb 2015
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Increasing Focus On Expansion Of Audit Committee’s Report
Recommendations that audit committees provide more robust discussions in their reports that are included by public companies in their proxy statements are getting more attention.
United States
12 May 2014
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SEC Proposes Enhanced Regulatory Framework For Certain Registered Clearing Agencies
The proposal is consistent with international recommendations and Basel III criteria.
United States
22 Mar 2014
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Federal Reserve Finalizes U.S. And Foreign Bank Prudential Standards
The long-awaited standards establish significant structural, liquidity, risk management, and capital requirements for the largest U.S. and foreign banks operating in the United States, including new intermediate holding company requirements for foreign banks.
United States
3 Mar 2014
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OCC Seeks To Formalize Risk Governance Expectations Of Large Banks
On January 16, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued proposed rules and guidelines establishing minimum risk governance standards for certain large insured financial institutions (the Proposed Guidelines).
United States
30 Jan 2014
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Regulators Focus On Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
In light of a number of recent developments, public companies should make sure their internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) complies with section 13(b)(2)(B) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Both the SEC and the PCAOB have placed increased focus on ICFR since early 2013, and, in May 2013, the updated framework for the evaluation of internal control was issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission.
United States
24 Jan 2014
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QCA Revises Corporate Governance Code For Small And Mid-Size Quoted Companies
New QCA code highlights the importance of relationships between companies and their shareholders.
United States
22 May 2013
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Congress Passes The JOBS Act To Simplify Capital Formation
Legislation exempts emerging growth companies from certain financial disclosure and governance requirements for up to five years and provides a new form of financing to small companies.
United States
15 Apr 2012
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New York State Court Applies Zubulake Preservation Standard
Appellate court finds that parties reasonably anticipating litigation, even in the face of settlement discussions, must preserve information.
United States
9 Apr 2012
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ISS Releases 2012 Updates to Proxy Voting Guidelines
On November 17, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, released its final 2012 updates to its proxy voting guidelines.
United States
29 Nov 2011
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SEC Delays Planned Adoption Date For Several Executive Compensation Provisions Under The Dodd-Frank Act
On July 29, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) extended its timeline for issuing rules with respect to various Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) provisions applicable to executive compensation.
United States
 
10 Aug 2011
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U.S. Supreme Court: Federal Court Could Not Enjoin State Court From Addressing Class Certification Issue
In a decision with implications for companies facing class action litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a federal district court, having rejected certification of a proposed class action, could not take the additional step of enjoining a state court from addressing a motion to certify the same class under state law.
United States
5 Jul 2011
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Financial Reform Legislation: A Guide to the Employment-Related Provisions
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Wall Street Reform Act) was signed into law by President Obama on July 21, 2010.
United States
9 Aug 2010
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Financial Reform Bill Imposes New Corporate Governance Requirements
The latest on financial reform provisions relating to proxy access, board leadership structure, board risk and compensation committees, broker voting, and internal control over financial reporting that will affect many public companies.
United States
28 Jul 2010
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