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Dodd-Frank Public Companies and Securities

ISS Updates Equity Plan Scorecard and Governance QuickScore


Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities ISS has issued a series of 26 FAQs on its Equity Plan Scorecard, or EPSC.  The basic EPSC policy has not changed, but effective for meetings as of Feb. 1, 2016, the FAQs state the following adjustments will apply to EPSC evaluations: The “IPO” model is re-named “Special Cases,” to analyze companies with less than […] Read more →

by   |   November 23, 2015


SEC Publishes 2015 Whistleblower Report

Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized The SEC published its 2015 Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program.  The report indicates the SEC received 3,923 tips in fiscal year 2015, compared to 3,620 tips in... Read more →

by   |   November 22, 2015

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SEC Preparing to Move Forward on Accredited Investor Definition

Broker-Dealer, Crowdfunding, Investment Advisers, Public Companies and Securities SEC Chair Mary Jo White gave testimony before the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services.  Ms. White stated the staff is “engaged in a comprehensive... Read more →

by   |   November 22, 2015

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SEC Qualifies Largest Crowdfunding Offering Ever; Offered On StartEngine

Crowdfunding, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has qualified the Regulation A+ offering of Elio Motors which plans to make small cars costing about $7,000.  Elio plans a maximum offering size of $25 million.  The... Read more →

by   |   November 20, 2015