Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Will Impact Executive Compensation at Public Companies and Impose Additional Requirements on Certain Financial Institutions, but Major Changes Avoided on Plan Investments

On 21 July 2010 President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act"). The Act includes a number of significant provisions that will impact executive compensation and the disclosure and reporting thereof at public companies. In addition, certain financial institutions will be subject to expanded disclosure and reporting obligations beyond those applicable to all public companies. The Act will have some effect on plans' use of swaps and derivatives for investment purposes, possibly also including the use of stable value funds, but not the significant disruption that would have been caused by earlier versions of the Act.

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