Reporting Archive

Apr 05, 2019
Cleary Gottlieb lawyers eye improvements to quarterly reporting
Attorneys with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have urged the SEC to consider making changes to the quarterly reporting requirements it imposes on companies to ease the compliance burden while improving the process. ‘We believe the commission should focus its regulatory energies on reducing the burdens of Form 10Q where that can be done without weakening investor protections,’ the attorneys write in a recent ...
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Apr 03, 2019
Tie senior executive pay to shareholder return, says Schroders
Companies tying senior executive pay to shareholder return is the most effective governance and financial arrangement for corporations, according to a report by investment manager Schroders. The argument, framed within the context of what produces the best governance, is written by Jessica Ground, global head of stewardship, and Marc Hassler, sustainable investment analyst at Schroders, and highlights that CEO pay/shareholder return alignment helps companies to achi...
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Mar 27, 2019
Leading investors ask listed companies to disclose workforce info
A coalition of more than 120 investors managing more than $13 tn has asked listed companies to disclose information about how they manage risks and harness opportunities in their workforce and supply chains.  Co-ordinated by responsible investment group ShareAction, the likes of Amundi, AXA Investment Managers and Legal & General Investment Management have asked listed companies to disclose the information.  Ninety global companies, including 21 of t...
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Mar 25, 2019
SEC official cautions on new ESG disclosure rules
US companies appear unlikely to face additional ESG-related reporting requirements in the near future, despite calls from major investors for new rules. William Hinman, director of the SEC’s division of corporation finance, recently expressed caution about mandating specific disclosures in the ESG field, expressing a preference for market forces to determine what companies report. He noted that sustainability disclosure is of interest to investors but pointed to t...
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Mar 20, 2019
New EU rules may boost ESG-focused asset managers
Asset managers that have established ESG investments and reporting could well benefit from new EU disclosure rules, according to Moody’s. Earlier this month the European Parliament and EU member states agreed on new rules on the disclosure and transparency requirements for sustainable investments made by asset managers. On this, Moody’s senior credit officer Vanessa Robert highlights in a sector comment sent to IR Magazine: ‘Asset managers that...
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Feb 26, 2019
Vienna Stock Exchange relaxes reporting rules
Companies listed on the prime market of the Vienna Stock Exchange may now choose whether or not to publish quarterly reports and in what form, after an amendment to market rules was introduced to free up reporting rules and allow reporting every six months. Quarterly reports of market issuers on the exchange have been traditionally extensive compared with international standards, and this move brings the Vienna Stock Exchange in line with European stock exchanges su...
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Jan 31, 2019
NIRI encourages disclosure of company-specific ESG metrics
IR teams have a crucial role to play in ensuring ESG disclosures are company-specific, relevant to investors and don’t fall into the trap of using boilerplate language, according to a new NIRI policy statement. IR professionals should be educating themselves about the types of ESG information investors want and partnering with internal stakeholders to ensure it gets delivere...
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