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Washington Update – Proxy Process Focus Continues

Following the SEC Proxy Roundtable last month, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development held a hearing on Proxy Process and Rules: Examining Current Practices and Potential Changes. The December 6th hearing allowed [...]

By |December 7, 2018|Blog, Regulatory Matters|Comments Off on Washington Update – Proxy Process Focus Continues

Legislative Update: Senate Bill Redefines Proxy Advisors as Investment Advisers

Just as the SEC convenes a Staff Roundtable to look at the proxy process as a whole, including the possible regulation of the proxy advisory industry , on November 14 six U.S. Senators introduced a [...]

By |November 15, 2018|Blog, Regulatory Matters|Comments Off on Legislative Update: Senate Bill Redefines Proxy Advisors as Investment Advisers

Legislative Update: JOBS Act 3.0 Covers Quarterly Reporting, Insider Trading and Multi-Class Share Structures

With overwhelming bipartisan support, on July 17 the U.S. House of Representatives approved the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018 (S. 488), also known as the JOBS Act 3.0. It aims to jumpstart startups [...]

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California Senate Votes for Board Gender Quotas

Gender diversity in California boardrooms is already best practice. It could soon become the law of the land, after the State Senate approved a bill that includes the first boardroom gender quotas in the United [...]

By |July 3, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on California Senate Votes for Board Gender Quotas

Auditor Ratification in India: Are Shareholders Missing Out?

Recent changes to Indian law have resulted in a decreased number of auditor ratification (and audit fee ratification) proposals being submitted to shareholders during the 2018 proxy season – just as accounting scandals have shareholders [...]

By |July 2, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Auditor Ratification in India: Are Shareholders Missing Out?

Glass Lewis Statement on H.R. 4015 – Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2017

In response to the ongoing debate over H.R. 4015—a bill that was submitted to the U.S. Senate for consideration after approval by the House of Representatives on December 21, 2017— Glass Lewis would like to [...]

By |March 9, 2018|Blog, Regulatory Matters|Comments Off on Glass Lewis Statement on H.R. 4015 – Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2017

Legislative Update: HR 4015 Puts Proxy Advisor Regulation Back on U.S. House Agenda

Regulation of proxy advisors is back on the U.S. legislative agenda. If enacted, the proposed rules could create delays to the delivery and threats to the independence of proxy research, with investors footing the bill. [...]

By |October 30, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Legislative Update: HR 4015 Puts Proxy Advisor Regulation Back on U.S. House Agenda

Legislative Update: Universal Ballots in Peril, Hearing to Rethink SOX Set for July 18

As investors wait for the U.S. Senate to consider the Financial CHOICE Act, one of its most damaging corporate governance provisions has found its way to a house spending bill. The 2018 Financial Services and [...]

By |July 18, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Legislative Update: Universal Ballots in Peril, Hearing to Rethink SOX Set for July 18
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