Regulation Archive

Aug 04, 2022
Debate looms over SEC shareholder proposals plan
The SEC’s plan to update the grounds on which companies may be allowed to exclude shareholder proposals looks set to divide opinion along traditional lines, even with the deadline for official feedback more than a month away. The commission last month proposed amendments to Rule 14a-8, which governs the process for including sharehol...
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Jul 21, 2022
London Stock Exchange launches taskforce to focus on ‘ultimate purpose’ of capital markets
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has announced the creation of a new industry group, tasked with improving the competitiveness of the UK capital markets. The LSE says ‘capital markets are often not discussed in the UK through the lens of their ultimate purpose’, which is to ‘direct capital into the real economy to create the jobs and innovation that have an impact on all our lives, and to help savers, pensioners and policyholders find assets to invest in for li...
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Jul 19, 2022
Why Meira is looking at KSA and IR in the Middle East ‘through the looking glass’
It is with anticipation and excitement that the Middle East IR Association (Meira), the regional non-profit IR professional body, welcomes the world of IR to our annual conference and awards. It takes place in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), for the first time on October 24, 2022. We have borrowed a title, ‘KSA through the IR looking glass’. Fans of Lewis Carroll will no doubt find their own meani...
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Jul 14, 2022
SEC scraps rules giving companies more power in proxy process
The SEC has voted to undo Trump-era rules that handed companies more involvement in the creation of proxy advice.  Under the changes, proxy advisory firms will no longer need to make available to companies any research about them or share with investors any written responses by companies to voting advice. The rules had been adopted in 2020. ...
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May 20, 2022
ISSB recognizes ‘challenges’ for small and mid-cap sustainability disclosure
The IFRS Foundation’s International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) says it will pay ‘special attention’ to small and mid-cap companies when developing its global baseline of standards for sustainability disclosures. The ISSB says it recognizes the ‘additional challenges’ faced by such companies and others in global supply chains in applying sustainability disclosure requirements. Its working group is about to begin consultations with jurisdictions o...
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Mar 18, 2022
SEC will consider climate disclosure rules for US companies on March 21 – It’s already facing threats of lawsuits
Better information leads to better decisions – this is the idea behind a regulatory device known as ‘mandated disclosure’. Mandated disclosures are all around you, from calorie counts on fast food restaurant menus to conversations with doctors around informed consent. But the biggest experiment yet in mandated disclosure may be an expected SEC proposal to exten...
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