nCino IPO

October 19, 2020

Financial technology company nCino recently enjoyed a well-received IPO. In this first virtually recorded episode of Looking Ahead, Al Dominick talks to nCino’s CEO, Pierre Naudé, about investor interest, board transition and maintaining company culture after going public.

The Post-Covid Activist Puzzle

May 26, 2020 All Industries Activism

Activist investors have a large war chest that could see them going on a spending spree, as certain stocks remain highly deflated. How boards manage the Covid-19 response could determine whether they set their sights on the company.

The Coming Lawsuit Onslaught

April 29, 2020 All Industries Risk

As companies try to return to normal business, they will also have another concern to protect themselves from: Lawsuits. From healthcare, to cruise lines to insurance, most industries will have to deal with an onslaught of litigation from customers, partners and investors.

New Scrutiny Eyes Director Compensation

March 24, 2020 All Industries Compensation

For many years, director compensation was overshadowed by executive pay. But due to recent litigation, more shareholders and oversight organizations keep a close eye on the decisions made by your compensation committee. Without a clear pay growth strategy, then the company risks financial and public backlash.

Investors Push for HR Details From Public Companies

February 18, 2020 All Industries Human Capital

Investors are asking more about a company’s workforce, and companies may be forced to tell them. Last fall, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed several changes to disclosure requirements for public companies, among them a provision to enhance disclosure about “human capital.” The rule has not been finalized.

So Far, CAMs Reporting Reveals Little

January 21, 2020 All Industries Investors

A new disclosure requirement that’s described as the most significant change to the auditor’s report in 70 years is making a difference in the internal controls at large companies, although those looking for scandal so far have been disappointed.