“Press for Progress” is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, coming up on March 8. Fittingly, gender diversity in the boardroom has recently received attention from the SEC, the world’s largest asset manager and the business press.
In his most-recent annual letter to CEOs of the companies in BlackRock’s portfolio, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink calls on companies to “serve a social purpose” and to articulate how they make “a positive contribution to society.”
As board members weigh their priorities for 2018, they would do well to consider a famous quote attributed to Dwight D. Eisenhower: “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.”
Form 10-K filers must comply with public company accounting standards, but that is easier said than done these days.
For public companies wondering when long-pending Dodd-Frank rules will hit, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has promised action.
SEC Enforcement Targets for 2018 Include ‘Exam’ Cheating, Failure to File and ‘Pump and Dump’ Schemes
While the Trump Administration is known for its deregulatory approach, including a January 25 decision by the Department of Justice to end “use of civil enforcement authority to enforce agency guidance documents,” SEC enforcement action continues apace.
The arrival of 2018 means that most public companies will be required to comply with the SEC’s pay ratio disclosure rule in their next annual meeting proxy statement or Form 10-K.
Are activist investors using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain information about your company in order to guide their investment or engagement decisions?
New Tax Law Eliminates Favorable Treatment of Performance-Based Compensation, Presents Opportunity to Simplify Pay Arrangements
Advocates of the new tax law, generally referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, promised that it would “deliver more jobs, fairer taxes and bigger paychecks.”
Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have a material impact on your company’s tax position? If so, how will you calculate and disclose it?