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    1. State Street Calls for More Engagement with Shareholders on Culture

      State Street Calls for More Engagement with Shareholders on Culture

      With the Hayne commission final report on Monday expected to tackle remuneration incentives and as leading global investors ramp up focus on culture and governance, the major banks – alongside other companies – will be forced to engage more deeply with institutional investors throughout the year to lower the risk of second strikes on their remuneration reports...

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    2. Goldman Could Withhold Some 2018 Pay for Top Executives Over Malaysia Scandal

      Goldman Could Withhold Some 2018 Pay for Top Executives Over Malaysia Scandal

      That could cost former CEO and Chairman Lloyd Blankfein and other top executives millions of dollars. Goldman Sachs said it could withhold some pay from top executives as a result of an ongoing criminal probe of a Malaysian investment fund. The Wall Street firm said in a regulatory filing Friday its board of directors had approved a forfeiture provision that gave it "the flexibility to reduce the size of the award prior to payment and/or forfeit the underlying transfer-restricted shares" of executive pay granted for 2018. That could cost former CEO and Chairman Lloyd Blankfein and other top executives ...

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    3. Cramer Calls on eBay to Work with Activist Investor Elliott Management

      Cramer Calls on eBay to Work with Activist Investor Elliott Management

      Elliott Management's recently announced $1.4 billion stake in eBay could create real value if eBay's leaders cooperate with the activist hedge fund, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Friday. "The guys at Elliott have some great ideas that could potentially make shareholders a lot of money. At the same time, eBay's management team is a lot better than you might think if you were only looking at the stock's recent performance," he said on "Mad Money."...

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    4. Papa Johns Abandons Search For Buyer, Looks for Investors Instead

      Papa Johns Abandons Search For Buyer, Looks for Investors Instead

      The nation’s third-largest pizza company has given up its quest to find a new owner . Papa Johns wasn’t satisfied with offers from private equity companies, reports Reuters . As a result, it has opted to look for an investor instead. The news surprised investors, who quickly punished the company. Papa John’s stock fell more than 8% Friday in mid-morning trading. Papa Johns has been struggling for awhile, at one time blaming the NFL’s National Anthem controversy for its problems...

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    5. Activist Investor Paulson Raises Stake in Britain's Premier Foods

      Activist Investor Paulson Raises Stake in Britain's Premier Foods

      (Reuters) - Paulson & Co, the hedge fund firm led by billionaire investor John Paulson, has upped its overall interest in Britain's Premier Foods Plc to 11.9 percent, a regulatory filing https://reut.rs/2WyWn6J showed on Friday. The activist investor's move comes a little over two months after the Bisto gravy and Oxo-cube maker said Chief Executive Officer Gavin Darby would be stepping down, following a shareholder revolt, led by activist hedge fund Oasis Management, that called for a management overhaul. Darby stepped down as CEO on Jan. 31, 2019. Paulson had urged Premier Foods to replace its ...

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    6. BP Board Will Back Shareholder Push to Align Goals with Paris Climate Agreement

      BP Board Will Back Shareholder Push to Align Goals with Paris Climate Agreement

      Oil major BP PLC’s board said Friday it will back a shareholder resolution at its annual meeting this year that would force the company to align its business strategy with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The move comes after shareholders passed a motion in 2015 that asked the company to improve its corporate reporting and transparency on climate change-related risks...

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    7. Former CEO Meg Whitman is Leaving Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Board of Directors (HPE)

      Former CEO Meg Whitman is Leaving Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Board of Directors (HPE)
      • Meg Whitman will not stand for re-election for the board of directors at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
      • This marks the final departure of Whitman from HPE, a company she helped create after presiding over the splitting of Hewlett Packard in 2015.
      • Whitman stepped down as HPE CEO in early 2018, and is now CEO of video startup Quibi.
      • HPE announced that Jean Hobby, most recently of PricewaterhouseCoopers, will join its board...
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    8. Elliott Raises TIM Stake to 9.4% Ahead of Board Showdown

      Elliott Raises TIM Stake to 9.4% Ahead of Board Showdown

      Elliott raises TIM stake to 9.4% ahead of board showdown 16:21 CET | News Activist investor Elliott has increased its stake in Telecom Italia (TIM) from 8.8 to 9.4 percent ahead of another showdown with top shareholder Vivendi over how to run the operator. In an SEC filing announcing the investment, Elliott said TIM's shares are currently "undervalued and represent an attractive investment opportunity" after having plummeted nearly 40 percent over the past 12 months...

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    9. LVMH Boss Says Has No Hand in Activist Elliott Targeting Pernod

      LVMH Boss Says Has No Hand in Activist Elliott Targeting Pernod

      PARIS (Reuters) - LVMH, owner of Moet & Chandon champagne and Hennessy cognac, does not want to destabilise Pernod Ricard and has nothing to do with activist investor Elliott buying a stake in the French spirits group, its Chairman and CEO said on Tuesday. LVMH billionaire boss Bernard Arnault, who described relations with Pernod Ricard CEO Alexandre Ricard as "friendly, made the comments at a news conference on the luxury group's annual results...

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    10. General Electric's Dash for Cash is Stealing Value from Shareholders, JPMorgan Says

      General Electric's Dash for Cash is Stealing Value from Shareholders, JPMorgan Says
      • General Electric on Friday announced the planned merger between Wabtec and GE Transportation has been revised.
      • The revised terms are negative for GE shareholders, according to Christopher Glynn, an analyst at Oppenheimer.
      • GE's stock lost more than half of its value in 2018.
      • Under the leadership of new CEO Larry Culp, GE has sped up efforts to raise cash by selling assets in an effort to increase investor confidence...
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    11. Disney’s Netflix Battle Has Investors Bracing for Profit Squeeze

      Disney’s Netflix Battle Has Investors Bracing for Profit Squeeze

      (Bloomberg) -- Among traditional media companies, no one is making a bigger bet on streaming than Walt Disney Co. Later this year, the entertainment giant will launch Disney+ -- a third online video service alongside ESPN+ and Hulu -- loaded with movies and TV shows from Marvel, Pixar and “Star Wars.” The Fox film studio and the FX and National Geographic networks also will play key roles as Disney wraps up the $71 billion takeover of 21st Century Fox Inc.’s entertainment portfolio...

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    12. "We're F---ed': Barclays Insider Worried His Allegedly Sketchy Deal With Qatar Would Cost the Bank Seats on the Board

      "We're F---ed': Barclays Insider Worried His Allegedly Sketchy Deal With Qatar Would Cost the Bank Seats on the Board
      • A Barclays executive said that a complex deal with Qatar designed to rescue the bank during the 2008 financial crisis was "a nightmare," in conversations repeated at trial in London.
      • When former bank executives realised that Qatari investors could end up with a higher shareholding than previously expected, plus seats on the board, one banker said: "we're fucked."...
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    13. Activist Investor Calls for Departure of Stock Spirits’ Chairman

      Activist Investor Calls for Departure of Stock Spirits’ Chairman

      The largest shareholder in drinks group Stock Spirits is calling for the removal of the company’s chairman after claiming investors should be receiving a greater share of its profits. Western Gate Private Investments has called for the removal Stock Spirits chairman, David Maloney, and senior independent director, John Nicolson, as reported by The Times...

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    14. Nissan Faces SEC Probe Over Executive Pay

      Nissan Faces SEC Probe Over Executive Pay

      News of the investigation comes as Nissan deals with the fallout from the shock November 19 arrest of its former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who faces charges of financial impropriety The US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Nissan over executive pay, the firm said Monday, the latest blow for the auto giant reeling from the arrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn over alleged financial misconduct...

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