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On the Mission: Investor Relations - “IR”- is a strategic management function that brings together finance, communications, marketing, law, compliance, and other specialties and functional areas to bridge the relationship of corporation and investor (asset owners and asset managers.)
News & Updates
August 23, 2016 FASB Updates Accounting Rules for Not-for-ProfitsSource: Accounting Web
The changes will allow not-for-profits to better communicate their financial performance and condition, as well as reduce some costs and complexities in preparing financial statements
August 11, 2016 Looking Ahead to 2017 Proxy Season: ISS Annual Policy Survey Highlights Top-of-Mind IssuesSource: Lexology
ISS launched its annual global benchmark policy survey this week as part of the review of its proxy voting policies. The survey will be open until Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 5pm ET. ISS will then review the results to inform any...
August 10, 2016 Soaring Debt Has U.S. Companies as Vulnerable to Default as 2008Source: Bloomberg
U.S. companies have taken on so much debt that they’re at least as vulnerable to defaults and downgrades as they were leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, according to a report by S&P Global Ratings Tuesday.
Commentary & Opinion
These days, it’s hardly surprising to hear that a hot new startup has received gobs of money from eager investors. But a new company called the DAO (short for “decentralized autonomous organization”) is not your average startup.
May 4, 2016 How To Best Communicate With ShareholdersSource: Forbes
Since Dodd-Frank, shareholder outreach has stepped up exponentially. Over the past few years I have facilitated numerous dialogues with my clients, shareholders and proxy advisors.
Forbes - What keeps CEOs up at night' It's not that they know, but what they don't know. Such is the case in which General Motors newly appointed CEO Mary Barra finds herself. According to reporting by New York Times reporter...
Research & Insights
April 25, 2016 Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation 2015 SurveySource: Value Walk
We are pleased to share Shearman & Sterling’s 2015 Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey of the 100 largest US public companies. This year’s Survey, the 13th in our series, examines some of the most important...
December 23, 2015 Proxy season and Form 10-K filings: a look back at 2015 and what to expect in 2016Source: Lexology
This overview summarizes new disclosure requirements and other developments that will generally be applicable to SEC reporting companies in connection with their upcoming proxy statement and Form 10-K filings, including those...
December 11, 2015 Corporate tax avoidance damaging public trustSource: Economia
According to a survey from the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), corporate tax avoidance concerned 34% of the respondents, followed by executive pay (25%), exploitative labour (20%), employees being able to speak out about...
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