Special Report: Dodd-Frank at 5 Years
With regulations now being written for executive compensation disclosure, the sweeping financial reform law remains as controversial as ever.
SEC Mulling Tweak of Pay-Ratio Disclosure Rule
Some stakeholders favor excluding segments of a company’s workforce to calculate a ratio of executive to average worker pay.
Workers Reporting More Fraud — and Paying the Price
Reports of fraud hit an all-time high in 2013, while retaliation against whistleblowers also increased, says a compliance hotline provider.
CFO Conflict of Interest Part of SEC Case Against Hedge Fund
The finance chief had a conflict of interest in overseeing trades for both a fund and an affiliated broker-dealer.
Shareholder Engagement Should Be a Two-Way Street
The outmoded U.S. proxy voting system imposes barriers that make it more difficult for companies to engage directly with their equity investors.
SEC Goes to Bat for Whistleblowers
The Securities and Exchange Commission says whistleblowers who report internally are protected against employee retaliation.
CEO Pay Disclosure Rule: a No-Brainer
But not in the popular colloquial sense of the term. Forcing companies to disclose the gap between CEO pay and rank-and-file compensation is about as dumb as it gets.
Will Dodd-Frank Double Tax Captive Insurers?
Confusion about a subsection of the act has left an opening for a state to tax a corporate-owned insurance company if it’s domiciled in another state.
CFO: Most Dangerous Job in Corporate America
Under expanding regulatory authority, the SEC is charging CFOs with securities-law violations even where they had no knowledge of the prohibited activities.
Dodd-Frank Pay Provision Is a Net Zero
The law aims to make companies disclose their “pay ratio,” which compares CEO compensation to the employee median. It’s supposed to protect shareholders, but it’s bogus.