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The analysis presented in Equilar’s 2007 Chief HR Executive Compensation Report is derived primarily from data disclosed in fiscal year 2005 and 2006 SEC filings for publicly traded companies in the Russell 3000 index. The specific companies covered by this analysis include the 161 Russell 3000 firms which disclosed compensation data for Chief HR Executives in 2006. In fiscal year 2006, publicly traded Russell 3000 companies with a Chief HR Executive listed in the Summary Compensation Table had median annual revenues of approximately $1.2 billion. From 2005 to 2006, median annual revenues increased by 8.7 percent. Similar to ...
with a strong emphasis on shareholders' welfare. There are yet other aspects to the corporate governance subject, such as the stakeholder view and the corporate governance models around the world (see section 9 below). There has been renewed interest in the corporate governance practices of modern corporations since 2001, particularly due to the high-profile collapses of a number of large U.S. firms such as Enron Corporation and MCI Inc. (formerly WorldCom). In 2002, the U.S. federal government passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act , intending to restore public confidence in corporate governance.
Common Man News: Goldman Sachs Publicly Backs Financial Reform ...
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History Unfolding: Diogenes's quest
Increasingly the theme of these weekly posts involves, on the one hand, the collapse of our institutions, and the emergence of selected brave souls who have been willing to challenge them and speak up and tell the truth. Exhibit A last week was Harry Markopolos, who stalked Bernie Madoff for nine years. Exhibits B and C this week are the Telius foundation, a non-profit headquartered on Arlington Street in Boston, Massachusetts, and a surviving, active member of the GI generation, a New York federal judge named Judge Jack B. Weinstein, who has stood up against what is in my opinion a disgraceful federal statute even though his ... market research, surveys and trends


Wall Street Pay - The New York Times
Each January, the financial companies go through their bonus rituals, doling out billions of dollars to the traders and bankers they employ. Those bonuses typically make up a larger portion of pay for highly paid workers than salaries do. But Wall Street bonuses came under attack in 2008, after the government stepped in to rescue the financial industry. To some people, big banks seemed to owe their very survival to the government, and so it seemed like workers at those banks should see their pay suffer. Most banks did reduce the size of their bonuses last year, though some granted stock and options that have soared in value ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Sarbanes-Oxley: Corporate transparency or cost trap?1
million people and produced approximately U.S.$9.5 trillion, and Japan, the world's second-largest economy, ... increased at an average annual rate of 3.3 percent, compared ..... regulation on CEO and corporate executive compensation. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility
Dow Jones Reprints: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of any article or visit Can companies do well by doing good? Yes—sometimes. Read the complete WSJ Executive Adviser report . Hear Aneel Karnani, Professor of Strategy at the University of Michigan's Stephen M Ross School of Business, discuss why the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility is flawed . But the idea that companies have a responsibility to act in the public interest and will ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Analysis Highlights New Trends in Dow 30 Governance Disclosure
to provide guidance and examples to public companies on emerging practices following the SEC enhanced disclosure reform of December 2009 . The reports, based on an analysis of the 2010 proxy statements of the 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average plus those of select financial institutions, analyze disclosure on such important corporate governance issues as the role of the board of directors in risk oversight, CEO/chairman separation and other aspects of board leadership, board diversity and director qualifications, and compensation-related risk and the independence of compensation consultants. Research findings include: market trends, news research and surveys resources


Transparency, Financial Accounting Information, and Corporate ...
characterizing and measuring corporate transparency at the ...... Corporate Financing, Dividend, and Compensation Policies.” Journal of Financial Economics ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Press Release: SEC Approves Enhanced Disclosure About Risk ...
— The Securities and Exchange Commission today approved rules to enhance the information provided to shareholders so they are better able to evaluate the leadership of public companies. Beginning in the upcoming annual reporting and proxy season, the new rules will improve corporate disclosure regarding risk, compensation and corporate governance matters when voting decisions are made. "Good corporate governance is a system in which those who manage a company — that is, officers and directors — are effectively held accountable for their decisions and performance. But accountability is impossible without ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
SEC Approves Enhanced Disclosure about Risk, Compensation and ...
proposed new rules intending to improve corporate disclosures regarding risk, compensation and corporate governance matters, and after receiving comments on the proposals, the SEC issued final rules on December 16, 2009. Effective February 28, 2010 companies are now required to implement these new disclosures in proxy and information statements, annual reports and registration statements. These disclosures are designed to better enable shareholders to evaluate the leadership of public companies and increase corporate accountability by increasing transparency in the following areas: Risk – by requiring disclosure of the ...
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What are the details of the pending Wall Street reform bill? All ...
I agree, it seems very hard to get any real information about this bill. I did find a summary of the bill on the Senate's web site but it wasn't much help. Here is some of the text from the summary of the bill and my take on it. If nothing else you can at least have a good laugh. I have other great stuff posted on my blog at "Ends the possibility that taxpayers will be asked to write a check to bail out financial firms that threaten the economy by: creating a safe way to liquidate failed financial firms; imposing tough new capital and leverage requirements that make it ...