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September 30, 2021

Reuters – U.S. SEC proposes rules urging hedge funds, endowments to disclose votes

The top U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday proposed requiring large hedge funds and endowments to disclose how they vote on executive pay, bringing this clutch of influential investors in line with other top funds that have made their pay votes public for a decade.

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September 28, 2021

Agenda – Incentivizing ‘Magic’ — How Boards Can Foster Innovative Leadership

As boards look to the post-pandemic future, innovation and growth are moving to the top of the agenda for many companies. Compensation and strategy experts suggest that boards can foster an innovative culture at their companies by attuning compensation plans to forward-looking metrics as well as offering a safe space for experimentation and the possibility of failure. Boards should play an active role in cultivating space for innovation to thrive.

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September 20, 2021

2021 Governance Updates: Getting ready for the Next Chapter

It is no surprise that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues dominated this year’s proxy season. But how did this year’s proxy season issues impact boards of directors? In this governance recap we focus on three areas: Shareholder Activism, Governance Trends in ESG, and Regulatory and Proxy Advisor developments.

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September 13, 2021

Agenda – Boards Feeling Whiplash Over Recovery Expectations

Just when many companies thought recovery from the pandemic was within reach, the delta variant forced them to rethink plans for the second half of the year.

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September 10, 2021

Dan Mayfield Named Partner at Farient Advisors

Farient Advisors, a leading independent executive compensation performance, and corporate governance advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Dan Mayfield as partner.

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