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    1. Should Proxy Advisers Be Regulated?

      Should Proxy Advisers Be Regulated?

      Continued shareholder activism will keep proxy advisers under scrutiny, Columbia Law scholars say. Continued activism by shareholders seeking to influence corporate policy means that proxy advisory firms will remain busy—but they themselves may be subject to new forms of regulation, business law faculty members said at a June 7 conference on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance...

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    2. What We Can Learn From Bill Ackman's Comeback

      What We Can Learn From Bill Ackman's Comeback

      After large losses in 2015 and 2016, Ackman has outperformed for the past 2 years June 17, 2019 Regular readers of my articles will know that I like to keep an eye on well-known investors who have fallen from grace. I enjoy trying to gain an understanding of why these investors started to struggle in the first place, and the strategy they used to recover...

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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. 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
    5. Remember Options Backdating? Nissan Gets Caught Using a Very Old CEO Pay Trick

      Remember Options Backdating? Nissan Gets Caught Using a Very Old CEO Pay Trick

      After more of than a year of one corporate scandal after another— faked emissions tests , claimed improper payments , executive financial misconduct , and even arrests —Nissan may face yet another problem. CEO Hiroto Saikawa reportedly received a bump to a stock-based bonus when the company’s board rescheduled by a week the date it the shares were priced...

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    6. Board Diversity by Term Limits?

      Board Diversity by Term Limits?

      Board Diversity by Term Limits? Posted by Yaron Nili (University of Wisconsin) and Darren Rosenblum (Pace University), on Monday, June 10, 2019 More from: Darren Rosenblum , Yaron Nili Yaron Nili is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School; and Darren Rosenblum is Professor of Law at Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law. This post is based on their recent article , forthcoming in the Alabama Law Review .

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    7. Corporate Directors Divided on Their Boards' Ability to Oversee the Risks and Opportunities of Disruptive Innovations, Survey Finds

       A new study by Corporate Board Member, a division of Chief Executive Group and a market leader in board education, along with Ernst & Young LLP, a leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, shows that 48 percent of corporate directors report being unconvinced that their boards have the appropriate ...

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    8. Community leader shot to death during attempted robbery in Midtown

      Community leader shot to death during attempted robbery in Midtown

      Email MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police have identified a man shot and killed Friday night outside a Midtown church. Investigators initially said Glenn Cofield, 57, was shot to death in the parking lot of Greater Lewis Saint Missionary Baptist Church on East Parkway N. after an "argument," but they later said it happened during an attempted robbery. Cofield was a beloved community leader, husband and father of three from Memphis.

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    9. Board Development and Director Succession Planning in the Age of Shareholder Activism, Engagement and Stewardship

      Board Development and Director Succession Planning in the Age of Shareholder Activism, Engagement and Stewardship

      The intensifying spotlight turned on boards of directors and management teams by investors prompts a fresh look at how public companies approach board development, director succession planning and refreshment in advance of an activist attack, shareholder unrest or a crisis that results in heightened scrutiny...

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    10. Tesla’s Largest Institutional Investor is Standing by the Firm Through Various Scandals

      Tesla’s Largest Institutional Investor is Standing by the Firm Through Various Scandals
      • Baillie Gifford, the largest institutional investor in Tesla, increased its stake in the company during the first quarter despite all the controversy surrounding the electric carmaker.
      • We recently asked Andrew Telfer, the $252 billion asset manager's joint senior partner, what it takes for the firm to sell a company it has invested in for the long haul...
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      Mentions: Amazon Tesla stake
    11. Boardroom free float falls below 10% threshold, Companies & Markets - The Business Times

      Boardroom free float falls below 10% threshold, Companies & Markets - The Business Times

      The free float of corporate secretarial services firm Boardroom fell below the 10 per cent mark as at Thursday 5pm, the company announced in a bourse filing on Friday. Salacca, the GK Goh Holdings unit that launched a takeover offer for Boardroom, does not intend to restore the free float requirement for the mainboard-listed company and will seek to delist it.

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    12. The Importance of a Startup’s Board of Directors

      The Importance of a Startup’s Board of Directors

      Countless new businesses, commonly known as “startups,” are launched each and every day, and while some of them may have better business models than others, a startup’s ability to successfully grow from a seed into a stable, mature, and profitable business often depends on much less perceptible decisions. In particular, one of the most overlooked, yet incredibly important challenges every startup faces, is the selection of its board of directors...

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    13. Here’s One Powerful Way to Control CEO Pay

      Here’s One Powerful Way to Control CEO Pay

      Company shareholders are well-positioned to address income inequality by clamping down on sky high corporate pay, but new research says they’ll have to put their mouth where their money is. Shareholders — everyone from a retail investor with a 401(K) to asset management firms with vast pools of money — need the incentives and power to question exorbitant corporate pay in the companies where they invest money, according to a new paper from the Economic Policy Institute...

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    14. Carl Icahn Is Taking On Occidental Petroleum. Why That’s Good for the Stock.

      Carl Icahn Is Taking On Occidental Petroleum. Why That’s Good for the Stock.

      Carl Icahn’s latest target is Occidental Petroleum . He has blasted the company for its “hugely overpriced acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum ” and for disenfranchising shareholders by refusing to allow them to vote on the deal . While there is little the activist investor can do to stop the $38 billion acquisition, he is adding to the growing shareholder pressure on Occidental (ticker: OXY)—and that could be bullish for its depressed stock...

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    15. To Accelerate CEO Diversity, Look to CMOs

      To Accelerate CEO Diversity, Look to CMOs

      History hasn’t necessarily favored the marketer when it comes to C-Suite hierarchy. While talented marketing leaders are occasionally considered for internal CEO succession, external searches largely focus on other C-suite titles. As a result, not only do companies fail to fully benefit from the unique capabilities of qualified CMOs, they also miss out on a diverse pool of candidates...

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    16. Is CEO Pay Linked to Drug Prices? Curious Investors Failed Their Campaign to Find Out

      Is CEO Pay Linked to Drug Prices? Curious Investors Failed Their Campaign to Find Out

      Some Big Pharma investors wanted to know whether drug prices are rising because executives personally benefit from the hikes. But when they put that question up for a vote, their fellow shareholders turned them away. In a series of annual meetings at top drugmakers, shareholders rejected calls for more information on executive compensation—namely, whether price hikes directly fueled increases in C-suite pay...

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    17. What Boards Need to Know About Sustainability Ratings

      What Boards Need to Know About Sustainability Ratings

      Corporate boards of directors must tackle questions about sustainability in a new and urgent manner. If they don’t, they will hear from investors about their lack of action. In just the latest indication of the investor community’s increasing scrutiny on sustainability, Yahoo announced in 2018 that it would start publishing sustainability ratings for publicly traded companies...

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