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    1. Australian CEOs sacrifice bonuses, wary of powerful shareholders

      SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian bosses, including Qantas's Alan Joyce and BHP Billiton's Marius Kloppers, are forgoing big bonuses this year as tough new laws on executive pay give more power to shareholders to sack them and their boards. Related Stories Sharp lenders considering $2.5 billion more in loans - media FTC clears Facebook's acquisition of Instagram Hain Celestial to buy Premier Foods ...

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    2. CalSTRS puts small caps under microscope

      Encouraging the widespread corporate adoption of a majority-voting standard, promoting diversity on boards and collaborating to improve the way funds report environmental performance are just some of the focuses of the CalSTRS corporate governance team. Anne Sheehan, CalSTRS’ director of corporate governance, talked exclusively with top1000funds.com about what the key issues are for the self-described “activist investor”. Sheehan’s team is fresh off the success of its program to encourage more s

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    3. Dragas on Board: The Rector who wouldn't go

      Dragas on Board: The Rector who wouldn't go

      Fear, distrust, sadness, anger. Welcome back to the University of Virginia. If you spent the summer on a desert island with no internet, you are in for a surprise. This isn't the same UVA you left at the end of last semester, and the storm didn't stop raging with the June 26 reinstatement of President Teresa Sullivan. "We are still in the middle of a crisis," visiting UVA Economics Professor Ed ...

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    4. Corporate Governance Failures And FCPA Violations

      Corporate Governance Failures And FCPA Violations

      Whenever I read about the latest enforcement action – whether it is FCPA, export controls and sanctions, health care fraud, off-label marketing, or False Claims Act – my first question is always what role, if any, did the board of directors’ play in the compliance failure? The buck starts and stops with the board of directors.  Compliance meltdowns do not occur unless the board is complicit by action or inaction.  If a board fails to exercise its duty of oversight, it is likely that officers and

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    5. As a small shareholder, your path to a company's board is blocked

      Navin Pandya wanted to join the Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) board as a representative of minority shareholders and had even sent letters to the company stating the provision for this under the Companies Act, 1956. Since his demand was rejected by the board, Pandya, a former junior officer in the company, raised the issue in the annual general meeting held last week.

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    6. Corporate Board Member Holds IT Risk Event for Boards of Directors

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to increasing concerns over risks related to cyber security and IT strategy, Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext Company, will hold a new event for corporate directors and general counsel. The Board IT Challenge: Oversight of Cloud, Cyber Risk & Social Media conference will be held on October 18 at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. The ...

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    7. Executive pay clawbacks: Just a shareholder pacifier?

      August 16, 2012: 9:28 AM ET Like the prospect of criminal prosecution, clawbacks can seem less like a real threat and more like a sop to public clamor for tangible punishment. By Elizabeth G. Olson FORTUNE -- As much as the disgruntled investing public would like to see dodgy executives thrown in jail, they may have to settle for the slower, but still painful, method of letting corporate boards wrest cash and stock from the wrongdoers. Once a

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      Mentions: Dodd-Frank
    8. Council of Microfinance Equity Funds Issues New Guidelines for Corporate

      /PRNewswire/ -- The Council of Microfinance Equity Funds (CMEF), a membership organization of leading microfinance equity investors, today announced the release of a new, enhanced version of its corporate governance manual, "The Practice of Corporate Governance in Microfinance Institutions." Given the importance of good governance to the microfinance industry, the CMEF's "Governance Guidelines," first released in 2005, have recently been updated and expanded to include more in-depth discussions

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    9. Dubai Holding enhances board structure at Jumeirah Group

      Dubai Holding enhances board structure at Jumeirah Group

      Dubai Holding, the global investment holding company, today announced an enhanced board of directors at Jumeirah Group (Jumeirah), its global luxury hospitality arm, aimed at strengthening its corporate governance. Jumeirah's board structure now comprises an independent non-executive chairman, two non-executive directors and two executive directors. These appointments become effective from September 1, 2012. Stephen Murphy, former Group CE

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    10. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Updates Corporate Governance Practices and

      LOS ANGELES, Aug 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announced today that its Board of Directors has updated its Principles of Corporate Governance and strengthened the role of its independent Lead Director. In its first meeting following Reliance's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors recommended that the Principles of Corporate Governance be updated to enhance the independent Lead Director's role. This recommend

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    11. Current Trends in Corporate Governance

      Current Trends in Corporate Governance

      Corporate governance is the most important predictor of compliance.  This may sound obvious but corporate boards move slowly.  In many cases, corporate boards move way too slowly. Corporate failures usually rest on missteps and omissions by corporate leaders.  It is a rare case for a company to have a board that is forward-looking and in front of the curve. In the last ten years, there has been a revolution in corporate governance.  Starting with Sarbanes-Oxley and ending with Dodd-Frank, this l

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      Mentions: Dodd-Frank
    12. Quality Systems, Inc. Writes Open Letter to Shareholders Underlining Board

      )--Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) announced today that it had written an open letter to all shareholders ahead of the upcoming annual meeting of shareholders on August 16, 2012, urging them to vote in support of the company’s slate of highly qualified and experienced nominees. In the letter, Quality Systems underlines the company’s nominee’s relevant experience, history of strong shareholder returns and forward-looking plans to navigate the company through the rapidly evolving healthcare in

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