On July 22, 2020, the SEC adopted amendments to its rules that exempt solicitors from furnishing proxy voting advice from the information and filing requirements of the federal proxy rules and issued supplemental guidance on Proxy Voting responsibilities of investment advisers. The adopted amendments aim at providing investors transparent, accurate, and complete information without imposing
In the US, it is typically required for publicly traded companies to have at least a few corporate officers. Some companies have dozens. It is also not uncommon for private or non-profit companies to create corporate officer positions. As with any job title, the duties assumed by a corporate officer at one firm may differ
Meetings are an importation part of running an organization or a large project. At meetings, issues are addressed, important decisions made, and plans created for the future. In public companies, annual meetings are held for the benefit of the owners in the company called Annual Shareholder Meetings. Annual Shareholder Meetings are a required assembly for owners
In the governance of any organization there must be a means to address issues, make changes, and set needed regulations. Public companies in the United States make major decisions about business and future strategies via proposals made at annual shareholder meetings. These proposals are akin to bills in the legislature of the United States government.
Before the general meeting of an organization or a mutual fund, shareholders receive a package in the mail that contains a number of documents: financial reports, investment data as well as documents that announce critical issues ─ for example, proposals for changes to an organization’s share structure or their mergers and acquisitions. Unit holders or
On August 5, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted the pay ratio disclosure rule that requires public companies to disclose the ratio of CEO compensation to the median compensation of employees starting in 2017. Through this rule, companies will provide investors information to analyze a CEO’s compensation relative to the compensation of its employees