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Sample Board Agendas

In brief:This document provides five sample board-agenda templates, originally published in NACD’sDirector FAQ: Setting the Board Agenda.This resource can help your board toestablish a meeting preparation schedule;determine which items to cover at each board meeting;include committee-meeting r...

Samples and Templates, Research | March 15, 2017

The Role of the Board in M&A

For the first half of 2015, M&A deal value hit $2.28 trillion, its highest number since the global financial crisis. And total global deal value for July 2015 alone was $549.7 billion, entering record books as the second highest monthly total since April 2007. With these record-setting transacti...

Videos, Research | October 22, 2015

Data-Privacy Violation Yields Lessons for All Boards (March 24, 2018)

With only two months left before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, directors around the globe are paying keen attention to data privacy practices.

General | March 24, 2018

FAQs on the New SEC Pay-Ratio Rule

On August 5, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission released its final pay-ratio rule under the Dodd“Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (hereafter Dodd“Frank). The announcement comes more than five years after Congress passed Dodd“Frank in July 2010 and near...

Blogs | August 7, 2015

FAQs on the Role of the Board in M&A

What is the current trend in M&A? Right now, M&A deal value is at its highest since the global financial crisis began, according to Dealogic. In the first half of 2015, deal value rose to $2.28 trillion”approaching the record-setting first half of 2007, when $2.59 trillion changed hand...

Blogs | August 14, 2015

Executive CompensationWhat Matters Most to Activists?

Executive compensation is a perpetual hot-button topic and one that activist investors frequently use to court shareholder support for their proposals. In a recent BoardVision video, Semler Brossy managing directors Roger Brossy and Blair Jones talk with Ken Bertsch, partner at CamberView Partners, ...

Blogs | September 10, 2015

FAQs on Two Recent Concept Releases on Audit Committee Matters

1. On July 1, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Concept Release on Possible Revisions to Audit Committee Disclosures. What does it say? The release asserts that current disclosure rules may not mandate enough disclosures about activities of audit committees in the reports t...

Blogs | September 18, 2015

Proxy Season Predictions for 2018 (January 6, 2018)

NACDs recent blog post, Spring Proxy Season 2018: Early Projections predicts four hot proxy season trends.

General | January 6, 2017

Directors Registry

Directors Registry

General | January 8, 2016

Compliance is Only the Ante, Your Strategy is the Winning Hand

The Dodd-Frank Act continues to create a steady stream of new proposed regulations for executive compensation disclosure. Meanwhile, the SEC is under increasing pressure to finalize a number of these proposals—including the most recent on pay vs. performance—and may do so effective for t...

Videos, Research | August 6, 2015