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Proxy Access: More File to Exclude Proposals

Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized Since our last update, the following public companies have submitted no-action letters to exclude shareholder proposals submitted by the New York City Pension Funds because the proposal will “directly conflict” with the issuer’s own proxy access proposal: Exelon Corporation – 5% for 5 years Apache Corporation – 5% for 3 years Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. […] Read more →

by   |   January 9, 2015


New Legislation Exempts Swap End Users From Margin Requirements

Banking, Derivatives The House and Senate have passed legislation which provides that swap end-users do not have to provide initial and variation margin for uncleared swaps as previously required by... Read more →

by   |   January 9, 2015

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Democrats Fend Off Changes to Volker Rule and Derivative Matters

Banking, Derivatives The political gamesmanship has begun.  According to Maxine Walters “Republicans attempted to move a package of 11 bills that contained controversial changes to provisions... Read more →

by   |   January 7, 2015


Wal-Mart Appeals Denial of Exclusion of Shareholder Proposal

Public Companies and Securities Wal-Mart has appealed the United States District of Delaware’s decision which denied Wal-Mart the right to exclude a shareholder proposal submitted by Trinity Wall Street.  The... Read more →

by   |   January 7, 2015