January 29, 2013

ISS’ New “QuickScore”: Companies Should Verify Data by February 15th

I know. Probably the last thing you want to be doing during proxy season. As I blogged recently, ISS has changed its governance rating service from “GRId” to “QuickScore” (the upshot is that it’s more like the predecessor CGQ now).

And now ISS is in the process of getting its data verified, with a deadline of input from companies by February 15th – but the real deadline is February 8th because any verification after that won’t get ISS feedback til some later date (whereas verification by 2/8 will get you feedback by 2/15). The 44-page technical document is now available – albeit a little dense – and it applies globally so only certain questions apply to US companies, as noted by Davis Polk’s Ning Chiu in this blog.

“Whistleblower!: The Movie

Gotta love this brief movie from David Smyth of the “Cady Bar the Door” blog. Love the use of air quotes…

Webcast: “Alan Dye on the Latest Section 16 Developments”

Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “Alan Dye on the Latest Section 16 Developments” – to hear Alan Dye of and Hogan Lovells discuss the most recent updates on Section 16, including new SEC Staff interpretations and Section 16(b) litigation.

– Broc Romanek