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    1. Board Diversity by U.S. Region

      Board Diversity by U.S. Region

      Under SB-826, California became the first state to pass legislation to require that publicly traded companies have at least one woman on their board. Specifically, companies in California will need to achieve this by 2019. Starting in 2021, the required number of women on boards will increase based on the overall size of the board. For example, if a board has five directors, two of them must be women, and if it has six or more directors, three of them must be women. Companies that fail to recruit the requisite number of women will face a $100,000 fine for ...

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    2. Why Progressive Politics Matter To Corporate Governance

      Why Progressive Politics Matter To Corporate Governance

      Political proposals on hot button topics like climate mitigation, guaranteed jobs, wealth tax and single payor healthcare are often dismissed as extremist, or as downright crazy. Mention “national mobilization” and some knees are going to jerk. But given the passage of time and changed circumstances, some crazy ideas actually tend to stick...

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    3. The Road Ahead for Shareholder Activism

      The Road Ahead for Shareholder Activism

      Notwithstanding that shareholder activist funds themselves continue to have below-market returns, shareholder activism continues to expand and intensify. While many commentators have cited 2018 as a “record year” for activism in terms of number of campaigns, capital deployed, number of activists involved, first-time activists, and board seats obtained, the growth of activism from 2017 to 2018 was modest, particularly when campaigns against an announced merger and short seller campaigns are excluded. In addition, first time targets in the U.S. represented less than 43% of financial activist’s targets...

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    4. Apple Isn't So Interested In Ideological Diversity

      Apple Isn't So Interested In Ideological Diversity

      In a recent federal filing before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, lawyers for Apple ( AAPL ) maintained that the tech giant should not have to consider increasing its leadership's ideological diversity and that arguments made in support of greater viewpoint variance were "without merit." X The SEC disagreed , sending Apple's legal team a stunning rebuke...

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    5. Preventing the Destruction of Shareholder Value in M&A Transactions

      Preventing the Destruction of Shareholder Value in M&A Transactions

      The interests of shareholders are too often subjugated to those of interested parties. This circumstance has resulted in the transference of significant value from the rightful owners, the shareholders, to those unentitled. Institutional fund managers have undertaken commendable initiatives toward improving compliance with environmental, social and governance...

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    6. US Corporate Governance: Turning Up the Heat

      US Corporate Governance: Turning Up the Heat

      U.S. public companies face a wide array of challenges, from greater market volatility and increasing economic and geopolitical uncertainty to disruptive technologies, artificial intelligence, social media and cybersecurity incidents The new year also began with a shutdown of the federal government and a divided government, reflecting deep societal schisms on numerous and varied questions that may impact the environment in which companies and boards operate...

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    7. Public Markets for the Long Term: How Successful Listed Companies Thrive

      Public Markets for the Long Term: How Successful Listed Companies Thrive

      By some accounts, public markets are out of fashion. Detractors point to the decline of IPOs in developed economies and the growth of private capital pools over the last few years. But these trends tell only one side of the story. Private markets are doing well, but their success does not suggest the decline of public markets. Public markets continue to be an essential driver of wealth creation, innovation, and capital stability for high-performing companies. Despite the short-term pressures of public markets, the best-managed companies can and do take advantage of the benefits public markets have to offer. For companies ...

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    8. CEOs are Opening Their Boardrooms to Hedge Fund 'White Squires' to Keep Other Activists Out

      CEOs are Opening Their Boardrooms to Hedge Fund 'White Squires' to Keep Other Activists Out

      When it comes to defending a company against an agitated investor, the devil you know may be better than the devil you don't. That's the recent mindset among corporations and investors alike when it comes to fending off potential intruders — and it's increasingly blurring the lines of how management views the role of activist investors. Case-in-point is Papa John's International...

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    9. Buybacks are a $1 Trillion Political Hot Potato — Here's Why Politicians and CEOs are Sparring Over Them

      Buybacks are a $1 Trillion Political Hot Potato — Here's Why Politicians and CEOs are Sparring Over Them
      • 2018 saw record share buybacks by S&P 500 companies following the GOP's tax cuts with more than $1 trillion in stock bought back.
      • Bernie Sanders and former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein have been feuding on Twitter about the value of the strategy ahead of potential Democrat plans to limit buyback options by corporations.
      • Other leading figures in US politics have weighed into the debate including Steve Mnuchin and Elizabeth Warren...
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    10. S&P 500 CEO Compensation Increase Trends

      S&P 500 CEO Compensation Increase Trends

      CEO pay continues to be an extensively discussed topic in the media, in the boardroom, and among investors and proxy advisors. CEO total direct compensation (TDC; base salary + actual bonus paid + grant value of long-term incentives [LTI]) has increased at a moderate pace in recent years—in the 2-6% range for 2011-2016. However, CEO pay accelerated in 2017 at an 11% increase, likely reflecting sustained robust financial and total shareholder return (TSR) performance. Our CEO pay analysis is focused on historical actual TDC, which reflects actual bonuses; this is different from target TDC or target pay opportunity, which uses target ...

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