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Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation

New Surprises in Final 2015 ISS Policy Updates


Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities ISS has issued its 2015 policy updates. Unilateral Bylaw/Charter Amendments This policy is new stand-alone policy.  Previously these matters were evaluated under the ISS governance failure policy.  ISS maintains the policy codifies its current approach to unilateral bylaw/charter amendments. Generally ISS will recommend a vote against or withhold from directors individually, committee members, or the... Read more →

by   |   November 6, 2014

financial statements

Tell the Comp Committee and Consultants the Auditors Will be Calling

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities We previously described a PCAOB reproposal regarding audit procedures for related party transactions.  A suggested audit procedure consisted of “Inquiries of the compensation... Read more →

by   |   June 11, 2014

Shareholder Lawsuit About Compensation Plan Derails Annual Meeting

Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized An SEC registrant recently announced it had delayed its annual meeting from June 12, 2014 to September 11, 2014 because of this lawsuit. What’s the lawsuit about? Plaintiffs... Read more →

by   |   June 6, 2014

red tape

Volker Rule Costly to Banks Big and Small

Banking, Executive Compensation The OCC estimates that the costs associated with the Dodd-Frank propriety trading rule known as the Volcker Rule will range from $412 million to $4.3 billion. The OCC estimates... Read more →

by   |   March 23, 2014