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June 6, 2013 Dodd-Frank Reforms May Take Years to Implement

Source: Fox Business

The Dodd-Frank financial reform law could take years to implement as regulators bicker over how to interpret the legislation nearly three years after it was enacted, a top regulatory official tells the FOX Business Network.

March 8, 2013 US SIF Statement on Shareholder Resolutions and Corporate Responsibility

Source: US SIF

The 2013 US corporate annual meeting season is underway. Over the next several months, several thousand publicly traded companies will hold their annual meetings, and their owners—the shareholders—will be asked to approve slates...[more]

November 30, 2012 Lawyers gain from 'say-on-pay' suits targeting US firms

Source: Reuters

Since the Dodd-Frank law gave shareholders a say in executive pay in 2010, c ourts have routinely rebuffed efforts by shareholders to force companies to heed their voice

November 13, 2012 SEC denies request to delay transparency rule

Source: Thomson Reuter

U.S. securities regulators denied a request to delay new rules that will require oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments to foreign governments, after business groups also sued to force changes to the rule. In an...

August 31, 2012 Investor Group Reacts to Aetna Political Contributions Report, Says Lack of Disclosure Underscores Need for Greater Transparency in Corporate Political and Lobbying Expenditures

Source: Sacramento Bee

A coalition of public, union, and global institutional investors representing over $922 billion in plan assets today publicly called on Aetna to address the serious risks associated with corporate political spending and lobbying...

August 30, 2012 Big mutual funds split with management at Citigroup, JPMorgan

Source: CNBC

Several leading mutual funds disclosed voting against management in high profile proxy battles at companies like Citigroup Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Chesapeake Energy Corp, showing for the first time that they were part of...

May 10, 2012 Corporate governance watch: vote failures signal investor dissatisfaction with executive pay

Source: Reuters

Stockholders are making their discontent heard through say-on-pay votes that have not been flattering to executives. So far this year, multiple companies have outright failed these votes and even more have not been able to reach...

April 30, 2012 City to curb protesters at Duke, BofA meetings

Source: Charlotte Observer

Upcoming Duke Energy and Bank of America shareholders meetings in Charlotte will represent the first test of expanded police powers that grant officers more leeway to stop and search people in or near protests

April 18, 2012 Citigroup loses advisory vote on exec compensation

Source: Reuters

Citigroup Inc shareholders gave a vote of no confidence to the bank's executive compensation plan on Tuesday, dealing a surprise embarrassment to Chief Executive Vikram Pandit

April 17, 2012 Pay-for-Performance Takes Hold in 2012 Proxy Filings

Source: MarketWatch/PR Newswire

NEW YORK -- According to Proxy Season 2012: The Year of Pay for Performance, a Director Notes report released today by The Conference Board, early proxy filings for the 2012 meeting season have focused on properly aligning...

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