NACD Washington Review Q4 2018

In brief: The fourth quarter of 2018 in Washington capped a contentious year characterized by stock market volatility, impending trade wars, and a year-end partial government shutdown. At the same time the quarter was more a beginning than an end, as it ushered in a new Congress, new agency initiatives, and a new Supreme Court term.

NACD’s quarterly Washington Review once again offers a board-centric synopsis of these shifting political realities and their effect on board governance and company strategy.

How boards can use this resource:

  • Understand major political changes that may require an adjustment—or even an overhaul—in strategy.
  • Understand how shifting regulatory attitudes and standards will affect board governance.
  • Anticipate areas of growing legislative focus and regulatory scrutiny.

Most relevant audiences: chairs and members of board committees tasked with oversight of risk and/or compliance, especially audit and risk committees; CEOs, general counsel