The board’s role in overseeing management’s compliance with financial regulations has become even more important as the regulatory climate remains active. As more rules are written by regulators, boards need to understand what they mean and how they can affect their company’s business.
Boards, shareholders, and executive pay
Increasingly, boards are reaching out to shareholders about executive compensation. In the first edition of our new Executive Compensation Series co-authored with Cleary Gottlieb, we explore why shareholder engagement is important, and how boards can do it best.
In this edition of our biweekly newsletter SEC Chair Mary Jo White expects the Commission to remain tough on white collar criminals in 2016 by using “all the enforcement tools in our arsenal.”
Shareholder questions for 2016 annual meetings
Has the company reviewed its confidentiality policies to ensure they are in line with SEC whistleblower rules? This is one of the questions management should expect.