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    1. Elliott Management Has Hired a New Executive From Citi, and it Says a Lot About Where the $35 Billion Hedge Fund is Headed

      Elliott Management Has Hired a New Executive From Citi, and it Says a Lot About Where the $35 Billion Hedge Fund is Headed
      • Paul Singer's Elliott Management has hired Jean-Yves Magnan as deputy chief financial officer, according to people familiar with the matter.
      • Magnan, who was previously chief financial officer of Citi's cards division, started at the $35 billion hedge fund at the end of May.
      • Magnan's hiring shows how Elliott is trying to deepen its bench of C-suite executives as the fund gets larger and more complex...
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    2. You Don’t Need to Go It Alone. How to Build an Advisory Board

      You Don’t Need to Go It Alone. How to Build an Advisory Board

      BoardProspects is pleased to bring you this informative article on advisory boards written by BoardProspects Member, and well-known executive recruiter, Patricia Lenkov.  The information contained in Patricia's article is important for any of our Members seeking to create (or join) an advisory board:

      You may have the greatest idea in the world. Maybe it is a product or service or even a new technology. You decide to become an entrepreneur and begin to build a business. Perhaps this business is very successful, or even moderately so. Great news, you clearly know what to do and should continue as such ...
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    3. In Icahn-SandRidge Tiff, Bitter Words Hide Overlapping Goal

      In Icahn-SandRidge Tiff, Bitter Words Hide Overlapping Goal

      (Bloomberg) -- The oil industry’s ugliest battle is heading for a climax in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. But SandRidge Energy Inc. is probably bound for the auction block anyway. Whether SandRidge or activist investor Carl Icahn wins control of the board this week, the oil and natural gas explorer is expected to sell some or all of its drilling rights as it tries to reverse a long slide in its market value, according to David Beard, an analyst with New Orleans investment manager Coker & Palmer Inc. Icahn is seeking to replace the entire seven-member board at Oklahoma-based SandRidge, which has ...

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    4. Relaxing the Volcker Rule: A Real Mistake

      Relaxing the Volcker Rule: A Real Mistake

      The Volcker Rule states that U.S. banks will be barred in most cases from trading for their own profit under a federal rule is named after Paul Volcker, a former Fed chairman who was an adviser to President Barack Obama during the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Chick Harrity) More The most cross-cutting and critical single financial regulation since the Great Depression— the Volcker Rule —was created in the wake of the Great Recession. It’s now being second-guessed...

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    5. Elliott Push Lives on Despite Changed BHP Exposure

      Elliott Push Lives on Despite Changed BHP Exposure

      Paul Singer's Elliott Management has in recent months sold some BHP PLC shares and taken its exposure to the miner through other instruments instead. Bloomberg by Peter Ker Activist investor Elliott Management's exposure to the London half of BHP's dual-listed structure is believed to still be above 5 per cent, despite some recent share sales taking its direct shareholding below the crucial threshold...

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    6. Ackman's Back; Time To Back Ackman Via Pershing Square Holdings

      Ackman's Back; Time To Back Ackman Via Pershing Square Holdings

      When celebrity hedge fund manager Bill Ackman appeared on the cover of Forbes in May 2015 as "Baby Buffett" (above), in retrospect it marked his " Sports Illustrated Curse " moment. Over the past three years, Ackman's perfect billionaire life has seemingly imploded, marred by a huge ($1 billion) short bet gone awry...

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    7. Frustrated With Facebook, Google, Tesla? So Are Their Shareholders

      Frustrated With Facebook, Google, Tesla? So Are Their Shareholders

      Facebook, Google and Tesla shareholders have something in common: They’re not happy with management. In the past week, the three companies’ investors shot down shareholder proposals seeking more accountability from the companies and their leaders. All three companies’ founders own considerable stakes in each of the companies they founded — or have outsize influence — so shareholder proposals are usually an exercise in futility. That may not be unique in the business world...

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    8. At Facebook's Annual Meeting, Mark Zuckerberg Stuck to his Talking Points — and Ignored Some of Shareholders' Biggest Concerns

      At Facebook's Annual Meeting, Mark Zuckerberg Stuck to his Talking Points — and Ignored Some of Shareholders' Biggest Concerns
      • At Facebook's annual meeting, company officials faced criticism from investors and a slew of shareholder proposals urging reforms.
      • Addressing concerns about the abuse of Facebook's service, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his team repeated talking points they've previously made to the press or in Congress.
      • Zuckerberg and company ignored pointed concerns about the company's governance, a longstanding thorn in the side of many investors...
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    9. Don’t Ignore the Facebook Shareholder Revolt

      Don’t Ignore the Facebook Shareholder Revolt

      The owners of Facebook Inc. are gathering on Thursday in Silicon Valley for an update from management and their annual vote on corporate matters. We already know the results, but that doesn’t make the process irrelevant. In fact, it’s time to pay closer attention to the signs of restive shareholders at big technology companies...

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