Jeff Jinnett: SEC Adopts Final Rule on Proxy Nominations for Board of Directors

My June 29th blog posting on this topic noted the Dodd-Frank legislation authorizes the SEC to issue rules granting shareholder access to management’s proxy statement for the purpose of nominating directors to the board.  On August 25, 2010, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a final rule entitled “Facilitating Shareholder Director Nominations”[i]. Under the…

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Sai Sireesh: Solvency II & US Insurance Solvency Framework

I have been following emerging risk management regulations in the insurance industry with great interest. The two major Insurance Risk and Prudential regulations on the horizon with global impact are:   1.      Solvency II in Europe 2.      US Insurance Solvency Framework   Both regulations cater to the specific operating modalities of their respective markets, but…

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Jeff Jinnett: Whistleblower “Bounty Hunters” Under the Dodd-Frank Legislation

If you can imagine Wall Street as an Old West Dodge City and the U. S. Securities & Exchange Commission as the local marshal, “wanted” signs are being figuratively nailed up for U. S. public companies and a new class of whistleblower “bounty hunters” will be lining up in hopes of million dollar rewards.  Section…

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Sai Sireesh: Top Six Basel III Design Elements

Let’s start learning LR, LCR, NSFR, Capital Surcharge, Gone Concern! A mouthful isn’t it?   Well, Basel III is coming our way sooner than expected! The much awaited (do I hear a groan?!) Basel III regulation is getting its final touches. The Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision – the oversight body of the…

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Jeff Jinnett: Framework for Designing Applications for Microsoft Surface®

Microsoft Surface® is a table-top computer that responds to natural hand movements and tag-enabled objects, with four unique capabilities: (a) direct interaction (users can interact with content on-screen by touch and gesture), (b) multi-user experience  (the display enables several people to interact in a face-to-face computing experience), (c) multi-touch (the display responds not just to…

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