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You Will Survive. But Guidance Expectations Are Back to Stay.

If you found yourself feeling the need to bust out some Gloria Gaynor lyrics following the Q3 2020 earnings season, you were not alone. Many companies have been ‘surviving’ the pandemic much better than expected—or at least much better than...

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Grey Is The New Black

Take Advantage of the SEC’s ‘Wiggle Room’ to Build High-Impact Human Capital Disclosure In August, after years of pressure from large investors, the SEC revised the Reg S-K disclosure requirements to “modernize” the descriptions of business, legal proceedings, and risk...

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Better Not Cry: Reasonable Executive Compensation Changes May Be Tolerated. But Crocodile Tears Won’t Be.

In “normal” years, executive compensation plans rely upon metrics like sales and profit to determine short-term remuneration. However, 2020 has been anything but normal. With COVID-19 spreading like wildfire around the globe, everything from sports to the presidential election has...

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Grey Is The New Black

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Take Advantage of the SEC’s ‘Wiggle Room’ to Build High-Impact Human Capital Disclosure In August, after years of pressure from large investors, the SEC revised the Reg S-K disclosure requirements to “modernize” the descriptions of business, legal proceedings, and risk...

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What the New SEC Proxy Rules Mean

Proxy Advisory

On July 22, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published an important new rule[1] that affects proxy advisors and ratings agencies. Companies that provide proxy advice (primarily ISS and Glass Lewis) will now need to (1) make specific company...

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