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Topical Index of Recent Coverage & Special Features

Compliance Week is relentlessly focused on corporate governance, risk, and compliance. Below are some of the topics we regularly cover; more thorough searches can be conducted in the upper-left corner of our Website.

Accounting and Auditing

From FIN 48 and “fair value” developments, to audit fees and restatement issues. Coverage of FASB and PCAOB developments can also be found here.
 

Boards and Committees

Board policies, audit & compensation committee practices, D&O insurance, independent directors, and more.
 

Case Studies in Compliance

Editorial case studies (i.e., these are not advertisements) of companies that have deployed a variety of SOX and GRC software products.
 

Compliance and Technology

Coverage of IT issues as they pertain to risks to reliable financial reporting, internal controls, ERM, records retentio
 

Electronic Discovery and the Revised FRCP

Coverage of the revised Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as it pertains to “electronically stored information
 

Enforcement & Litigation

Latest developments related to SEC and DoJ enforcement, class-action filings, precedent-setting court decisions, and more.
 

Enterprise Risk Management

Includes guidance on ERM and insights on risk assessments, continuous auditing, the COSO guidance, and more.
 

Ethics & Codes

Coverage and guidance on topics ranging from tone-at-the-top and gift policies, to Q&As with (and lessons from) chief ethics officers.
 

Executive Compensation

Includes coverage of the SEC's compensation disclosure guidelines, shareholder and proxy pressures, 409A, backdating, perks, SERPs, and more.
 

FASB and Financial Accounting Standards

Includes coverage of recent FASB provisions and accounting standards and guidance, including fair value, FIN 48, FAS 133, and more.
 

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Includes coverage, columns, and guidance related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, antifraud, antibribery, and related issues.
 

GRC Illustrated

This interactive series looks to provide visual representations of key governance, risk, and compliance initiatives, with the ultimate goal of helping companies understand how to put principles into practice.
 

Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Includes coverage of SOX Section 404, the PCAOB's Audit Standard No. 5, and related “top-down, risk-based” issues
 

International, Global Issues

Includes coverage of EU directives, IFRS reconciliation, IASB pronouncements, exchange convergence, and more.
 

Majority Voting, Proxy Issues

Includes coverage of the shareholder democracy movement, from proxy fights and broker voting to “advisory votes” and director elections.
 

Remediation Center

At the request of subscribers, Compliance Week offers a Remediation Center, in which readers can submit questions—anonymously—to securities and accounting experts. Compliance Week's editors review all questions and then submit them—confidentially, of course—to specialists who can address the issues.
 

Shareholders & Institutions

Exploring the pressures that activist investors—pension funds, hedge funds, unions, etc.—are increasingly placing on corporations.
 

Stock Option Expensing

Includes coverage of FAS 123(R), and related guidance on fair-value accounting and grant-date communication issues.
 

Sustainability and CSR

Includes coverage and guidance on sustainability issues, from risks and disclosure challenges to the Global Reporting Initiative.
 

The McNulty Memo and Penalty Guidelines

Includes coverage of The McNulty Memo and penalty guidelines, as well as related topics on cooperation during investigations.
 

Whistleblowing & Hotlines

Includes coverage of the SOX whistleblower provisions, as well as global guidance (i.e., in France and Germany) and recent complaints and standards.
 

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