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    1. Methode Electronics, Inc. Adds Former Brunswick Chairman and CEO Mark Schwabero and Healthcare Executive Bruce Crowther to its Board of Directors

      Methode Electronics, Inc. Adds Former Brunswick Chairman and CEO Mark Schwabero and Healthcare Executive Bruce Crowther to its Board of Directors

      CHICAGO, June 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, announced today the election of Mark Schwabero and Bruce Crowther as directors of the Company...

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    2. Activist Dan Loeb Calls on Sony to Spin Off Its Semiconductor Business

      Activist Dan Loeb Calls on Sony to Spin Off Its Semiconductor Business

      (Bloomberg) -- Activist investor Dan Loeb disclosed a $1.5 billion stake in Sony Corp. and is pushing the Japanese technology giant to spin off its semiconductor division and focus on its main entertainment business. Sony is “one of the most undervalued large cap businesses in the world today,” Loeb’s Third Point LLC wrote in a letter to its investors Thursday...

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    3. Why Is Everyone Talking About CEO Pay?

      Why Is Everyone Talking About CEO Pay?

      Why Is Everyone Talking About CEO Pay? Say Contributor Reblog Earlier this year, 57% of Disney shareholders approved a compensation package for CEO Bob Iger that will be worth as much as $35 million. That’s for one year’s worth of work, mind you. Abigail Disney, filmmaker, philanthropist and granddaughter and grand niece of company co-founders Roy and Walt Disney, responded that CEOs "in general are paid far too much."

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    4. Titan International, Inc. Announces Appointment of Max A. Guinn to Board of Directors

      Titan International, Inc. Announces Appointment of Max A. Guinn to Board of Directors

      QUINCY, Ill., June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan International, Inc. ("Titan") announced today that Max A. Guinn, 60, has been appointed to Titan's Board of Directors (the "Board"), effective June 12, 2019. Mr. Guinn was also appointed to serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board and as Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Board...

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    5. Milken Institute Report Calls for Oversight of Proxy Advisory Firms

      Milken Institute Report Calls for Oversight of Proxy Advisory Firms

      Milken Institute report calls for oversight of proxy advisory firms [June 13, 2019] Milken Institute report calls for oversight of proxy advisory firms Reforms are needed to bring transparency and accountability to proxy advisory firms, whose advice to institutional investors influence the outcome of shareholder votes on matters like executive pay, acquisitions, and board appointments, according to a new Milken Institute white paper...

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    6. Ionis Announces Appointment of Joan E. Herman to its Board of Directors

      Ionis Announces Appointment of Joan E. Herman to its Board of Directors

      CARLSBAD, Calif., June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IONS), the leader in RNA-targeted therapeutics, today announced the appointment of a new member to its board of directors effective immediately – Joan E. Herman, MBA, MS, president and chief executive officer of Herman and Associates, LLC. With the appointment of Ms. Herman, the Ionis board of directors increases to 12 members...

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    7. Cerecor Appoints Keith Schmidt to its Board of Directors

      Cerecor Appoints Keith Schmidt to its Board of Directors

      (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerecor Inc. (NASDAQ: CERC), a biopharmaceutical company focused on becoming a leader in development and commercialization of treatments for rare and orphan diseases in pediatrics and neurology, today announced the appointment of Keith Schmidt to its Board of Directors effective immediately.  Mr. Schmidt joins the Cerecor Board as a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, and an independent director serving a term ending at the 2019 Annual Meeting...

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    8. Activist investor hedge fund buys stake in Ferguson

      Activist investor hedge fund buys stake in Ferguson

      A hedge fund run by veteran activist investor Nelson Peltz has bought a 6% stake worth around £736 million in plumbing group Ferguson. Trian said it believed Ferguson – previously called Wolseley – was “an attractive business that trades at a discount to comparable US peers” as it snapped up the holding. It added it has been in contact with Ferguson management and “looks forward to working with them to explore and implement initiatives that it believes can create long-term shareholder value”.

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    9. Chewy founder Ryan Cohen on its fast-approaching IPO: “It’s like seeing my baby graduate” – TechCrunch

      Chewy founder Ryan Cohen on its fast-approaching IPO: “It’s like seeing my baby graduate” – TechCrunch

      Ask any venture capitalist about the most important ingredient to success in startups, and they’ll tell you it centers on founders who can persuade not only investors to part with some of their capital but, more important, who can convince people to leave what are often more stable jobs in order to build a company from scratch. Ryan Cohen certainly fits the description.

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      Mentions: Investors IPO Amazon
    10. Could The Aptose Biosciences Inc. (TSE:APS) Ownership Structure Tell Us Something Useful?

      Could The Aptose Biosciences Inc. (TSE:APS) Ownership Structure Tell Us Something Useful?

      Could The Aptose Biosciences Inc. (TSE:APS) Ownership Structure Tell Us Something Useful? Simply Wall St Reblog Want to participate in a short research study ? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! If you want to know who really controls Aptose Biosciences Inc. ( TSE:APS ), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry.

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    11. Bill Ackman misses the mark with Raytheon deal critique -

      Bill Ackman misses the mark with Raytheon deal critique -

      Bill Ackman’s critique of United Technologies Corp.’s planned merger with Raytheon Co. cries out for a critique of its own. The activist investor sent an e-mail to United Technologies CEO Greg Hayes over the weekend expressing concern about reports that the company was nearing a deal with missile-maker Raytheon. “We cannot comprehend the strategic logic,” Ackman wrote of the merger, which was announced late Sunday as an all-stock, no premium transaction.

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