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The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) created significant financial regulatory changes. The legislation was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in July 2010. Stay up to date on the latest proposals from the SEC and the latest commentary on changes to this game-changing legislation.

Before engaging with your shareholders, learn about voting guidelines from each firm and the issues that are most important to them when considering annual votes and proposals. The list below is a valuable resource for learning how institutional investors will vote their shares.

Get notified for the latest votes on shareholder advisory votes for executive compensation, otherwise known as Say on Pay. The Equilar one-of-a-kind Say on Pay Tracker allows you to filter by company, industry and company financial to create custom looks at shareholder sentiment on this crucial topic.

Annual peer group selection and review is critical for companies considering the importance peer groups play in benchmarking executive compensation and performance. Companies consider multiple criteria when building their peer groups, such industry category, market cap and financials, to name a few. Learn more about how companies undertake the peer selection process and the challenges they may face if not prepared to address why changes are being made (or not).

As proxy season comes to a close each year, compensation specialists face the tall task of compiling significant amounts of newly reported executive compensation data as a benchmark to establish pay packages for their executives.

Shareholder engagement meetings are now required on a regular basis, and companies need to be prepared with a thorough understanding of what investors are looking for in terms of executive pay, boardroom diversity and other key governance issues in relation to company performance and shareholder return.

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