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| May 7, 2014

Recognizing Emerging Risks

During a roundtable Protiviti co-facilitated in Chicago in late 2013, a director observed that he couldn’t get any of the boards on which he served >>>


| April 10, 2014

A Call for the Most Influential

Wanted: The names of corporate directors and corporate governance professionals who you believe represent the very best in corporate America. >>>


| March 21, 2014

The Party Line

In spring 1987, President Ronald Reagan’s speechwriter, Peter Robinson, broke free from his entourage to join a suburban dinner party near Berlin. >>>


Don’t Take Favorable Votes at Face Value

Since the 2010 Dodd Frank Act gave shareholders of public companies the right to an advisory vote on executive compensation practices, we’ve been >>>


| March 7, 2014

Oversight of IT Risk Management

Nowadays it’s a bit trite to observe that technology is evolving rapidly and transforming the way people live, interact, work and play. Deployment >>>


Historic Norms Return to Board Pay

Our ailing economy is turning a corner, but a full recovery remains elusive. Concerned with ongoing debates on Capitol Hill about tax rates and healthcare reform, companies are erring on the side of caution when it comes to making big investments. >>>

Acer Appoints Nancy Hu as Chief Financial Officer

Scientific Games Promotes Scott Schweinfurth to EVP and CFO. Humana Appoints Brian A. Kane as CFO. SOCO Appoints CFO. Erik Knutzen Joins Neuberger Berman as Multi-Asset Class CIO. Sun Bancorp Hires Thomas M. O'Brien As President And CEO


How to Optimize Your Board for Future Success

Today’s companies are facing more scrutiny than ever before. Activist shareholders are zeroing in on board composition as one of their primary targets. Boards cannot afford to sit back and conduct business as usual. Boards should be pushing >>>

The Unsociable Boardroom: A Costly Strategy for 2014

As a board leader a half decade ago, you might have believed that emerging social technologies such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ had no place in the boardroom. Social media platforms appeared to have no relation to financial >>>

Striking the Right Balance for the Future of U.S. Capital Markets

Investing in public companies has been an engine of prosperity for Americans, and that engine seems in no danger of breaking down anytime soon. This engine, however, can and must be tuned up. Private and public sectors need to work together to find >>>

The Activist Investor: Taking a Page From the ‘Opposition Research’ Playbook

How well do you know your fellow directors? They’re an impressive group—articulate, well dressed, highly connected. They rush back to other important obligations the moment a meeting ends. You may not know about that strategic misstep that led >>>

The Board’s Role in Capital Allocation

Despite unprecedented levels of cash on U.S. public company balance sheets, management continues to treat the asset as a scarce commodity. Shareholders’ insatiable appetite for growth remains even as many companies grapple with continued economic >>>
Between 2008 and 2011, the Department of Justice realized $18.8 billion from corporate fraud matters in the form of restitutions, recoveries, fines and forfeitures. Given today’s active enforcement environment, companies need to take credible >>>

Compensation Advisory Partners Senior Founding Partner Rose Marie Orens predicts what issues compensation committees should be prepared for in the coming years.