Analyze the def-14a by JPMorgan of advanced corporate finance
Overview of Group Project
1. Your project will be to evaluate the executive compensation and corporate governance of a real publicly traded U.S. corporation by analyzing information disclosed in the firmas Proxy Statement (DEF 14A).
2. First, you will need to select a company, and each group will need to notify me of their choice by the end of class on Friday April 11th, 2014.
3. You will then need to look up the most recent Proxy Statement for the firm on the SECas online database (I honestly would check to make sure this is available BEFORE you select the company) and gather as much information as you can about the firmas executive compensation and governance.
4. You will then act as a governance consultant, and create an approximately 10 page long document that summarizes the firmas compensation and governance, evaluates each of these (using both what youave learned in class and the covered research papers as support), and makes recommendations for changes that would help the companyas shareholders.
a. This should include as much as possible about the compensation and governance structures at the firm. However, it is unlikely that you will be able to cover everything in approximately 10 pages, so you must focus on the major points.
b. The document should use 1.5 or double spacing, have one-inch margins, and be in 11 or 12 point font, in a font style that is easy to read (such as Times New Roman).
c. It should look professional, meaning that itas been edited to remove typos, and is written in complete sentences (other than cases where a bullet-point list is appropriate).
this is the link to def-14a of JPMorgan