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SEC Says Social Media OK for Company Announcements if Investors Are Alerted

September 19, 2014

from Securities and Exchange Commission April 2, 2013 The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued a report that makes clear that companies can use social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to announce key information in compliance with Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD) so long as investors have been alerted about which social media will…

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Bank Audit Committees Wrestling with Crowded Agendas

September 19, 2014

from KPMG Although financial reporting and internal control risk continue to share top agenda spots with regulatory compliance issues, bank audit committee chairs at a September 19, NYSE Governance Services, Corporate Board Member peer forum cosponsored by KPMG LLP said the focus of their attention continues to broaden considerably in the post-Great Recession era. Among…

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Governance Leaders Issue “Call to Action” for Enhancing the Audit Committee Report

September 19, 2014

from the Center for Audit Quality November 20, 2013 A group of nationally recognized U.S. corporate governance and policy organizations is jointly calling on audit committees of public companies of all sizes and industries to proactively consider strengthening their public disclosures to more effectively convey key elements of their critical work to investors and stakeholders. The Call…

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Talking Points: How Boards Can Prepare for the Volcker Rule

January 7, 2014

from Corporate Board Member Years after first hearing of a banking ban on proprietary trading, five government agencies (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission) have collaborated to pass the Volcker Rule. Corporate…

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Points of Interest

September 1, 2013

Fourth Quarter 2013 Corporate Board Member Women directors wield mighty influence. How much global influence do women board directors really wield? Nearly $8 trillion, according to Women Corporate Directors, the largest organization of women corporate directors worldwide. WCD recently aggregated the market capitalization of the public companies on whose boards their members serve, and reported…

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