Going through an initial public offering (IPO) will put your company under substantially more scrutiny by regulators and the public (including plaintiff attorneys) than previously experienced. The purpose of this paper is to explain the basis of liability for a public company, discuss the D&O marketplace with respect to IPO exposures, and set forth what you can expect from us as your broker in the process.
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Fox & Lawson CompDoctor article answers the question, “What are the best non-cash awards?”
Amidst a storm of criticism, dramatic headlines and heated rhetoric, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced it will consider whether to propose rules to establish listing standards requiring the development of policies to claw back incentive based executive compensation that is eventually shown to have been awarded in error. These proposed rules are required by Section 10D of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”).
The Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services practice examines the markets on a quarterly basis. The overview discusses U.S. Equities, International Equities, Global Fixed Income and REITs.
What kind of compensation really motivates top executives today? And, can companies be assured that whatever motivates top executives will also drive company performance? If these two factors are not connected, motivating executives the wrong way could potentially harm company performance. This article explores the use of various performance measures, and how these measures relate to company performance.
Hurricanes are strong storms that can be life-threatening, as well as cause serious hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. History teaches us that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By understanding your vulnerabilities and proper planning, you can reduce the detrimental effects of a hurricane disaster. The best protection against the dangers of a hurricane is to have a solid plan in place prior to hurricane season. It is also important to understand the difference between the threat levels and incorporate action plans to respond to each.
Despite a strong start to the month of July, U.S. equities stumbled somewhat last week amidst some high profile earnings announcements. Q2 earnings announcements to date are not as bad as analysts had expected, but forward guidance has led to some selloffs in U.S. stocks. What does the remainder of this earnings season have in store for the markets?
Are prepared to comply with the new safety data sheet (SDS) requirements? Failure to properly provide or respond to new SDS information by then could open the door to an OSHA inspection, enforcement activities or citations and penalties for violating the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (HCS 2012). This School Talk newsletter addresses these topics and potential ramifications.
Fox & Lawson CompDoctor article answers this reader’s request for guidance on how to address a sharp increase in the number of job reclassification requests due to pay increases that were rescinded during the recession.
Learn how clients in a variety of industries (including Marine, Public Sector, Retail, Construction and Higher Education) were able to resolve their complex claims issues by partnering with Gallagher Claims Advocacy.