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Cyber Threats
High profile companies have been experiencing data breaches of record-breaking proportions.

Dematerialization
The move from physical certificates to electronic book keeping. Actual stock certificates are slowly being removed and retired from circulation in exchange for electronic recording.

FATCA IRS Regulation
Final FATCA Regulations issued.

Issuer Risks/Liabilities
The SEC announced charges against corporate insiders for violating laws requiring prompt reporting of transactions and holdings.

SEC Exam Priorities
SEC published its exam priorities with a focus on operational risk.

SEC Rule Making
SEC rule making as a result of congressional laws, shareholder protection, orderly markets, sound clearance and settlement system.

Shareholder Engagement
A strategy used to open channels of communication between a shareholder and a company to improve the environmental, social and governance (ESG) and economic performance of the company.

Unclaimed Property
States continue to look towards unclaimed property as a source of revenue and as a result, enforcement of escheatment laws continues to increase.