Shareholder Submission of Proposals on Executive Compensation

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The annual deadline for shareholders of most companies to submit proposals on executive compensation is December. With the 4th quarter approaching, this blog post by Attorney Michael S. Melbinger provides timely insights. Company Must Include in Proxy Shareholder Proposal Limiting Future Equity Grants Written by Michael Melbinger, first published on the Executive Compensation Blog, 7-16-2019. Proxy season is essentially over, …

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AALU Response to the Regulation Best Interest Rule

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Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) passed the Regulation Best Interest Rule which the commission says, “will simplify consumer’s lives and tighten the standards governing brokers who sell investment products.” You can read the Commission’s final rule here: Regulation Best Interest The Broker-Dealer Standard of Conduct On June 5, the AALU (Association for Advanced Life Underwriting) issued the …

Follow-up Insights: Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies (Dodd-Frank)

Follow-up Insights: Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies (Dodd-Frank)

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Following up on the post from Tuesday, Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies (Dodd-Frank), Mike Melbinger, Partner, Winston & Strawn,  shares these additional insights on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) final ruling regarding the Dodd-Frank Act Section 955.   Details on the SEC’s Final Rules on Hedging Policies (originally published Jan 7, 2019)   As I blogged at …

SEC Amendments to the Definition of a Smaller Reporting Company

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The following is a two-part report from Michael S. Melbinger, partner in the Chicago offices of Winston & Strawn LLP. Michael is an attorney who practices solely in the areas of executive compensation and employee retirement benefit. This two-part post was originally published in the Executive Compensation Blog on July 9 and 17, respectively, and is republished here with permission …

NQDC platform is ideally suited for claw back arrangements

SEC Approves Request for Vote Proposed by BoA Shareholder

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SEC Approves Request for Vote Proposed by BoA Shareholder At Fulcrum Partners LLC, we’ve long thought that the nonqualified deferred compensation platform is ideally suited for claw back arrangements.  See how Bank of America is taking it to a new level. An article written by Deon Roberts and published by The Charlotte Observer (February-10-2016) provides updates and insights on a request …

SEC Proposes Rules on Compensation Clawback Policies

Compensation Clawback Policies: SEC Proposes New Rules

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With Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rule changes regarding compensation clawback policies potentially leading to Nasdaq, the NYSE, and other national securities exchanges and associations adopting listing standards applicable to listed companies, Fulcrum Partners recommends that listed companies plan for the review of existing incentive-based compensation arrangements and any other plans or agreements that are affected by incentive compensation, such as deferred compensation plans …