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    1. European Investors Oppose CEO Pay More Than Vanguard, BlackRock

      European Investors Oppose CEO Pay More Than Vanguard, BlackRock

      (Bloomberg) -- Large asset managers oppose executive compensation plans at a higher rate than ever before, and European firms tend to reject CEO pay more often than their U.S. peers. Allianz Global Investors last year voted against about 75 percent of compensation packages awarded to executive teams of S&P 500 firms, and Dutch pension fund PGGM opposed 98 percent of the time, according to a report issued Thursday by As You Sow, a shareholder advocacy group...

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    2. Barclays Buoyed in Activist Battle by Investment Banking Gains

      Barclays Buoyed in Activist Battle by Investment Banking Gains

      LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays hit back at its activist shareholder critic by reporting rising annual income at its investment bank but sounded a note of caution with a 150 million pound provision against possible losses due to Brexit. Barclays shares rose 3.5 percent on Thursday as investors looked past an annual profit of £3.5 billion that came in below expectations, focusing instead on progress in its investment bank where profit increased 15 percent...

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    3. UK Investor Body to Apply Red Warning if a Company's Board Lacks Women

      UK Investor Body to Apply Red Warning if a Company's Board Lacks Women

      LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top companies face a red warning if they don't have more than one woman on their board, the Investment Association said on Thursday, adding to pressure for more female representation at top levels of management. The body which represents big asset managers said it was expanding its traffic light system which guides big investors on whether a company is complying with best practice in areas of governance such as executive pay...

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    4. SUNY Chancellor's Board Membership for Energy Company Draws Scrutiny

      SUNY Chancellor's Board Membership for Energy Company Draws Scrutiny

      ALBANY — State University of New York Chancellor Kristina Johnson has made a priority of getting the 64-campus system she leads to adopt clean, renewable power sources. She was also paid more than a quarter-million dollars in 2017 as a director of AES Corp., a Virginia-based power company that operates a controversial coal plant in Puerto Rico, which local investigations suggest has created toxic waste nearby...

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    5. Carl Icahn Says the Best Way Forward For Caesars Entertainment May Be a Sale

      Carl Icahn Says the Best Way Forward For Caesars Entertainment May Be a Sale

      Activist investor Carl Icahn has a 9.8 percent stake in Caesars Entertainment and believes the casino operator should explore a sale, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing released Tuesday. The filing, which confirms previous reports that Icahn has taken a stake in the company, said: "Shareholder value might be best served, and enhanced, by selling the company." Caesars shares jumped to their highs of the day after the filing. They were up 4.1 percent as of 1:04 p.m. ET...

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    6. Carlos Ghosn Readies Counterpunch With New ‘All-Star’ Defense Lawyers

      Carlos Ghosn Readies Counterpunch With New ‘All-Star’ Defense Lawyers

      (Bloomberg) -- Can Carlos Ghosn beat the rap? With a trial looming this year on charges of aggravated breach of trust and filing false statements to regulators regarding $80 million in deferred income, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA needs a new strategy. He’s lost two requests for bail and faces as many as 10 years in prison if convicted. Confronting a Japanese legal system with a 99 percent conviction rate, Ghosn overhauled his legal team last week...

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    7. A Key Barclays Investor Which Backed CEO Jes Staley Has Cut its Entire Stake in a Major Blow to the Lender

      A Key Barclays Investor Which Backed CEO Jes Staley Has Cut its Entire Stake in a Major Blow to the Lender
      • One of Barclays' largest investors, US hedge fund Tiger Global, has sold its entire holding in the bank.
      • It is a major blow to the lender as it bids to turnaround its performance in its investment banking division.
      • Tiger Global had been a major backer of CEO Jes Staley, but the move points to a weaker sentiment in the lender.

      One of the largest shareholders in Barclays has cut its stake in the lender during a crucial period for the bank...

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    8. Cash-Hoarding Japanese Firms Please Investors as Share Buybacks Hit Record

      Cash-Hoarding Japanese Firms Please Investors as Share Buybacks Hit Record

      TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Japanese share buybacks have hit a record this fiscal year and are set to maintain the booming growth as cash-rich companies bow to pressure from investors and the government to boost returns and improve governance. In recent weeks, SoftBank Group Corp, Sony, Itochu Corp and other companies have announced plans to buy back shares worth more than 1.3 trillion yen, bringing the total value of buybacks flagged since April 1 to over 6.5 trillion yen (£45.6 billion)...

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    9. Starboard Gauges Bristol-Myers Shareholder Support for Celgene Deal

      Starboard Gauges Bristol-Myers Shareholder Support for Celgene Deal

      (Reuters) - Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP has asked a proxy solicitor to probe the level of support among Bristol-Myers Squibb Co shareholders for the U.S. drug maker's $74 billion (57 billion pounds) deal to buy Celgene Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The acquisition would be the biggest pharmaceuticals deal ever and would unite two major sellers of cancer drugs. Starboard has not decided whether it would oppose the Celgene deal, the sources said...

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    10. Icahn Bets on Caesars' Sale

      Icahn Bets on Caesars' Sale

      Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s ( CZR ) latest gamble could on be itself, according to a published report Thursday. Carl Icahn -- the billionaire activist investor -- is urging the casino company to "explore a sale," according to The Wall Street Journal report, which said the company had received two recent offers. An email to a Caesars' spokesperson seeking comment was not immediately returned...

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