Written by edgaragentsdb on March 14, 2018

Ok. Edgar Agents has worked with you to create your annual report & proxy. Great, and we have sent it off to be printed. So, what do you do while you wait? You prepare for the Annual Shareholder Meeting.

BDO’s Center for Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting recently released its report on the Top Ten topics that corporate management and boards of directors should be prepared to address in connection with their 2018 annual meetings.

  1. Tax reform
  2. M&A opportunities
  3. Global economic concerns
  4. Cybersecurity
  5. Executive misconduct
  6. Board refreshment/diversity
  7. New GAAP
  8. Sustainability
  9. Deregulation
  10. CEO/median employee pay ratio

From BDO:

“Several issues examined this year largely reflect the race to understand broad-reaching impacts and opportunities created by the Trump Administration: The U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has unleashed a host of questions as to how company strategies are being formulated around M&A, capital investment and asset disposition activities along with operational decisions designed to enhance long term shareholder value.  Promises of de-regulation remain but perhaps have yet to be fully realized, as evidenced by the newly effective pay ratio disclosure. Cross-border trade ramifications abound as countries, including the U.S., UK,  and others, take “protectionist” stances.”