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    1. Proxy Contests on the Rise – Activists Emboldened by Success

      Proxy Contests on the Rise – Activists Emboldened by Success

      According to data released last week by The Conference Board, activist shareholders are driving a significant uptick in proxy contests. During the first half of 2013, Russell 3000 companies saw more than a 45 percent spike over the same period last year. There were also numerous proxy fights launched against managements of S&P 500 companies, which are traditionally far less vulnerable to such attacks – the continuation of a trend that saw the average market capitalization of activist targets up from $3.9 billion in 2011 to $8.2 billion in 2012.

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      Mentions: SEC Shareholders
    2. The Tech-Savvy Board: Risk, Strategy and the Competitive Edge

      The Tech-Savvy Board: Risk, Strategy and the Competitive Edge

      Growth is the cornerstone of corporate strategy. It is imperative for Boards of Directors to work collaboratively as a team to bring all strategic growth opportunities to the table. In today’s rapidly changing world, where growth is intimately linked with technology with technology enabled growth the norm versus the exception, the BOD team needs technology expertise among its members.

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      Mentions: technology CEO
    3. Managing Multiple Boards

      Managing Multiple Boards

      Corporate Secretaries can often end up managing five, ten or twenty boards that are either related in some way to, or belong to affiliates. It can be time-consuming and difficult to disseminate information to these diverse boards around the world on a timely basis. As boards continue to become geographically dispersed, and as the fiduciary responsibilities of Corporate Secretaries and Directors increase, ensuring you have a board portal solution with ‘Enterprise Management’ is crucial. Enterprise Management comes into play for “joint” meetings across affiliates allowing the portal Administrator the ability to centralize all distributions and communications to multiple affiliate boards.

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      Mentions: Management
    4. Owl Spring Targets Activism with a Hedge

      Owl Spring Targets Activism with a Hedge

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Activist investors such as Carl Icahn, Jeffrey Ubben of ValueAct Capital, Nelson Peltz of Trian Management and Bill Ackman of Pershing Square have spent 2013 engaging companies as big as Apple , Microsoft , Pepsico and Procter & Gamble , however, some funds entering the business are content to take on smaller parts of the stock market. Owl Spring Asset Management, a ...

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    5. Dealpolitik: Alibaba's Governance -- Should Law Decide of Free Market?

      Dealpolitik: Alibaba's Governance -- Should Law Decide of Free Market?

      Once again a major company seems likely to come to the U.S. with a governance structure that would be prohibited on its home country’s stock exchange. Both Nasdaq and the NYSE would be willing to list Alibaba shares after a public offering despite the Chinese company’s unusual governance structure, the Journal reported this week. A group of partners at Alibaba will have the right to nominate a majority of the directors. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has reportedly rejected a listing with this type of management control of the board...

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