1. Articles from Nils Pratley

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    1. The Lesson for Elon Musk? Don't Rely on Fan Club Directors | Nils Pratley | Business

      The Lesson for Elon Musk? Don't Rely on Fan Club Directors | Nils Pratley | Business

      Elon Musk has come to his senses and apologised for his ugly and baseless slur against a British cave explorer who played a key role in the rescue in Thailand. The Tesla founder couldn’t resist taking a final dig at Vernon Unsworth – he said the diver had told “several untruths and suggested I engage in a sexual act with the mini [submarine]” – but at least Musk acknowledged he has nobody to blame but himself. “The fault is mine and mine alone,” he said in a tweet...

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    2. Brawl Between Alliance Trust and Elliott Advisors Needs a New Script

      Brawl Between Alliance Trust and Elliott Advisors Needs a New Script

      The ongoing scrap is getting repetitive. The proposed boardroom election could introduce some fresh thinking but candidates will need to placate the doubters We all enjoy a good corporate punch-up but the great Alliance Trust v Elliott Advisors scrap needs a new plotline. The only decent gag in yesterday’s dispatch from Elliott was its lofty line accusing Alliance of resorting “to personal ...

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      Mentions: human rights
    3. Wanted chairman for Glencore Xstrata

      Wanted chairman for Glencore Xstrata

      Glencore Xstrata chairman's job looks attractive, but after 10 months there is still a vacancy How long does it take a big FTSE 100 company to recruit a new chairman? We assumed Glencore Xstrata was merely cutting itself some slack when it said the process might take a year. But, no, 10 months later Tony Hayward is still filling the post on an "interim" basis and a permanent chairman is only ...

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    4. Gulf Keystone's boardroom capitulation | Nils Pratley

      Gulf Keystone's boardroom capitulation | Nils Pratley

      M&G getting four non-exec director nominations accepted is a small but important triumph for shareholder activism Boardroom capitulations don't come much more complete. A week ago, Gulf Keystone was screaming that 5% shareholder M&G's four nominations as non-executive directors were not up to scratch and that one, Jeremy Asher, had been a "disruptive" presence during a past stint on the board ...

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    5. M&G's frustration with Gulf Keystone makes sense

      M&G's frustration with Gulf Keystone makes sense

      Who should shareholders support at the annual meeting on 25 July? On current information they should back M&G There are still 10 days to run until Gulf Keystone Petroleum's annual meeting but already we're witnessing a mini-classic of corporate governance battles. In one corner stands 5.6% shareholder M&G, not an institution normally found in the front line on these occasions: it is proposing ...

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