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Age Limits Fuel Surge of New Directors

Agenda – A Financial Times Service Article Written by Amanda Gerut That Uses MyLogIQ Data

By Amanda Gerut January 22, 2018

As a wave of mandatory retirements breaks over boards, nominating and governance committees are recruiting and onboarding a passel of new directors to fill the empty seats.

According to SEC filings analyzer MyLogIQ, other boards such as BB&T, Caterpillar Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Edison International, Hanesbrands, Hess, Mattel, S&P Global,TE Connectivity and Western Union saw a board member leave due to mandatory retirement policies.

http://www.agendaweek.com/c/1855643/217383/limits_fuel_surge_directors?referrer_module=issueHeadline&module_order=0

Talk to Your Auditor Now or Pay Later: FERF 2017 Audit Fee Survey Report

January 16, 2018      Featured in FEI Daily, Pelland, Auditor Fees

FERF 2017 Audit Fee Survey Report – A Financial Executives Research Foundation Report Written by Dave Pelland in Collaboration with MyLogIQ

By Dave Pelland January 16, 2018

Mergers and acquisitions, growing documentation requests from external auditors and new accounting standards are among the factors contributing to higher fees during the 2016 audit season.

Taking a broader look at public companies, an analysis of 2016 SEC filing data by data analysis provider MyLogIQ reveals a median audit fee increase of 2.6 percent among 6,394 registrants. This compares favorably with the 3.5 percent median increase reported for the 2015 audit season.

To view the entire report, click http://daily.financialexecutives.org/talk-auditor-now-pay-later/

Board Moves: Women Directors Now One-Third Strong at Allstate, B of A

Agenda – A Financial Times Service Article Written by Amanda Gerut That Uses MyLogIQ Data – By Amanda Gerut January 12, 2018

Two milestone, end-of-year board appointments made within a week of each other have increased the representation of women directors at two Fortune 100 companies.

Other boards started the year by welcoming new directors, according to SEC compliance and public company intelligence provider MyLogIQ.

PNC Financial Services appointed Linda Medler and Martin Pfinsgraff on Jan 4. Medler is a retired brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force and CEO of cyber-strategy consultant LA Medler and Associates. Pfinsgraff is former senior deputy comptroller for large bank supervision at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

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Are Virtual Shareholder Meetings the Next Big Governance Fight?

Agenda – A Financial Times Service Article Written by Melissa J. Anderson

By Melissa J Anderson January 8, 2018

 

Picking up on an issue MyLogIQ founder Ganesh Rajappan identified two years ago,The Financial Times  reports that investors are growing increasingly frustrated by the number of companies that are converting to virtual shareholder meetings.

See the MyLogIQ February 2017 post here: http://www.mylogiq.com/blog/?p=93

New ISS Policy a Warning Shot for Boards That Play ‘Fast and Loose’

Agenda – A Financial Times Service Article Written by Amanda Gerut That Uses MyLogIQ Data – By Amanda Gerut December 22, 2017

A new policy by ISS, the proxy advisor firm, geared toward reining in excessive pay among boards could also result in greater scrutiny of board perquisites or pay elements that ISS views as problematic, particularly for companies planning to seek shareholder approval of director pay.

Charitable match programs are by far the most common director perquisite among the largest companies and often represent the only perquisite remaining in director compensation programs. Among the largest 200 companies by revenue, 50% of boards provide charitable gift perks to directors.

A look at recent matching charitable-gift disclosures using SEC compliance and public company intelligence provider MyLogIQ shows that matching-grant programs in place for directors currently range from about $500 to $30,000.

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Board Moves: Longtime Board Members Say So Long

Agenda – A Financial Times Service Article Written by Amanda Gerut That Uses MyLogIQ Data – By Amanda Gerut December 15, 2017

Several long-tenured directors will close 2017 by bidding farewell to board seats, according to data from public company intelligence provider MyLogIQ. Boards will also see a wave of incoming directors.

At medical technology company StrykerHoward Cox, Jr., will retire from the board after 44 years with the company, which includes five years before it went public in 1979. Cox is a special limited partner with venture capital firm Greylock Partners, and Stryker praised his value as a board member with the ability to assess potential acquisitions. Cox will be named director emeritus, the company announced this week.

On Dec. 6, the Deere & Co. board announced that Crandall Bowles, a director for 21 years, had retired effective this month. Frank Newman, a board member at Jabil for more than 20 years, will step down in January 2018.

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Boards Engaging With NYC Pensions on Disclosure

Agenda – A Financial Times Service Article Written by Amanda Gerut That Uses MyLogIQ Data – By Amanda Gerut November 27, 2017

More than 100 companies have responded to the New York City Pension Funds’ Board Accountability 2.0 campaign during the past two months. The pension funds sent letters to 151 nominating and governance committee chairs in a bid to compel the boards to disclose individual directors’ skills, gender, ethnicity, age, tenure and — on a voluntary basis — sexual orientation.

For some boards, the transition from aggregate demographic information to director-specific information won’t be much of a shift.

According to data from SEC filings analyzer MyLogIQ, the Kinder Morgan board currently describes directors’ ethnicities with a sentence at the end of narrative disclosure about each director. For instance, in the 2017 proxy, one director’s investment experience is described, followed by his expertise in business operations, financial strategy and organizational structure. The narrative closes with the sentence, “As a Coptic Egyptian-American [the director] also brings an important diversity of perspective to our board.”

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Are Term Limits Making a Comeback?

Agenda – A Financial Times Service Article Written by Amanda Gerut That Uses MyLogIQ Data – By Amanda Gerut November 27, 2017

Term limits have long been regarded as too blunt an instrument for board refreshment, particularly in comparison with annual board evaluations. But it appears that term limits may be poised to stage a comeback.

Data from SEC compliance and public company intelligence provider MyLogIQ shows that Procter & Gamble has an average tenure of eight years; Caterpillar has an average tenure of seven years; Intel, 8.8 years; American Express, 7.5 years; Apple, 7.6 years; Comcast, 5.8 years; and Verizon Communications, six years and three months.

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Board Moves: Boards Stock Technology Committees

Agenda – A Financial Times Service Article Written by Amanda Gerut That Uses MyLogIQ Data – By Amanda Gerut October 20, 2017

Recruitment of technologists who can help boards oversee strategy, technology and cyber security continues apace, and those directors are joining committees that oversee technology and operations.

Some boards have opted to create a technology committee as a subcommittee of the risk committee, which tends to be more focused on cyber-security issues. Other boards are creating technology committees to oversee company efforts to modernize and undergo digital transformation.

Board appointments provided by SEC compliance and public company intelligence provider MyLogIQ show that nominating and governance committees are concluding, “Why not both?”

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A Call for Stronger Independence Disclosure

Agenda – A Financial Times Service Article Written by Amanda Gerut That Uses MyLogIQ Data – By Amanda Gerut October 2, 2017

A forthcoming study posits that companies should disclose all the factors a board considers in determining the independence of individual directors.

Indeed, a look at Dow 30 companies’ director independence disclosures using MyLogIQ shows that such companies as IntelJPMorgan Chase and McDonald’s Corp. disclose transactions considered by their boards. MyLogIQ is an SEC compliance and public company intelligence provider

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