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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Executive compensation disclosure is too great a burden for issuers

Posted in Compensation

Although you may have missed the fireworks and the parade, we celebrated the one year anniversary of the JOBS Act on April 5th.  Of course you wouldn’t have been alone if you missed the big celebration because, unfortunately, despite the initial hype surrounding the JOBS Act, not much has happened.  The media has chastised the… Continue Reading

Will director compensation be the next target?

Posted in Compensation

Since 2007, executive compensation practices of public companies have been at the forefront of activist shareholders’ and shareholder rights groups’ agendas. Mandatory say-on-pay proposals, enhanced executive compensation disclosure, compensation committee and compensation consultant independence rules are just a few of the recent significant changes to the laws and regulations applicable to public companies in the… Continue Reading

SEC relaxes restrictions on social media postings (but Regulation FD still applies)

Posted in Disclosure Guidance

The SEC tiptoed into the twenty-first century as the agency validated the use of social media sites in certain situations for disclosure of information by publicly traded companies. This social media disclosure is subject to some constraints, but it is a positive move for public companies, shareholders and potential investors who are social media users. … Continue Reading

Dell shines a light on the risks of going private

Posted in Mergers and Acquisitions

So you are set on taking your company private.  Well, before you put your plans in motion, there are a lot of risks and potential consequences to consider along with the benefits.  At the moment, no one knows this better than Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Inc.   Back in February 2013, Mr. Dell and his… Continue Reading

The Securities Edge celebrates two years!

Posted in Announcements

We wanted to thank all of our followers and readers in helping make The Securities Edge so successful.  This week marks the second anniversary of our blog (including our run on the Gunster Blog)!  Each month we see increasing traffic, which tells us that we must be doing something right, but as always, please give… Continue Reading