SEC Finalizes Rules For Disclosure Of Hedging Policies

By Alison Noon (December 18, 2018, 10:04 PM EST) -- Final rules approved Tuesday will require companies doing business in U.S. markets to begin disclosing whether any employees or directors are allowed to engage in hedging transactions that provide compensation when the company goes south.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission implemented the hedging provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act nearly four years after proposing the rules and more than eight years after the landmark legislation was enacted.

Companies must make the disclosures beginning in their next corporate fiscal years after July 1, 2019, the SEC announced. The final rules call for proxy and information statements...

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