SEC Proposal Protects Executives, Hamstrings Investors
Proposed rule changes would pressure proxy advisory firms to take a more management-friendly stance in their reports and vote recommendations.
Investor Group Petitions for Better Exec Comp Disclosure
The investors want companies to better explain in proxies their use of non-GAAP metrics for determining executive compensation.
CEO Pay Ratio Rule Is ‘Disclosure by Soundbite’
New academic analysis pulls no punches, calling the ratio "lacking in accuracy, difficult to interpret, and incomplete."
Shareholder Engagement Disclosures Shot Up in 2018
Appeasing investors with shareholder engagement disclosures was a significant trend this year: Equilar report.
Top Issues for Boards Heading Into 2019
Board diversity, corporate culture, and sexual harassment will be among the key discussion topics for corporate directors next year.
Audit Committees Say More About Auditor Choices
Public companies' most recent proxy statements contain more disclosure from their audit committees about the selection and oversight of external auditors.
Performance-based Pay Enriched CFOs in 2017
On the back of stronger revenue and operating income, both finance chiefs and CEOs saw their personal incomes leap by about 10% last year.
The Growing Importance of Proxies
Aiming to thwart shareholder activism, public companies' proxy statements are presenting shareholders with ever-more information and greater detail.
S&P 500 Firms Beefing Up Audit Disclosures
A survey finds disclosure of information on key areas of external auditor oversight has more than doubled in the past two years.
CFO Perks Didn’t Perk Up in 2014
For a second straight year following a sharp drop in 2012, the median value of CFO perquisites was $24,900 among Fortune 500 companies.