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    1. Sony Financial Holdings Inc.: Third Point Has A Point

      Sony Financial Holdings Inc.: Third Point Has A Point

      As I have previously explained , I think that Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE ) is right in its decision not to give in to demands by activist investor Third Point LLC to break the company apart. I believe that the company will be stronger in the long run if it keeps most of its different businesses under one roof. There is, however, one part of Third Point's assessment I agree with...

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    2. We Talked to 24 People About the Hedge Fund Wunderkind at Elliott Management who wants to shake up AT&T. Here’s why Management Should Be Terrified.

      We Talked to 24 People About the Hedge Fund Wunderkind at Elliott Management who wants to shake up AT&T. Here’s why Management Should Be Terrified.

      The latest campaign for Wall Street hedge fund Elliott Management is a big one, taking on well-known American staple AT&T. The man in charge of pushing the massive company to make the changes the $38 billion fund sees fit is 39-year-old Jesse Cohn, billionaire Paul Singer's right-hand man...

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    3. Cybersecurity, The C-Suite, & The Boardroom: The Rising Specter Of Director & Officer Liability

      Cybersecurity, The C-Suite, & The Boardroom: The Rising Specter Of Director & Officer Liability

      Let’s face it — data security is significant problem for corporate America. If you don’t think so, here’s a statistic that may help convince you: in Q1 2019 alone, there were 1.9 billion records exposed . In fact, a business falls victim to a ransomware attack every 14 seconds . That’s right — every 14 seconds . In fact, the global cost of online crime is expected to reach $6 trillion by 2021...

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    4. Climate in the Boardroom

      Climate in the Boardroom

      The world’s largest asset managers BlackRock and Vanguard control the largest blocks of shares in nearly every publicly traded firm in the U.S. The pattern of ownership is seen in the energy and utility industries, and across the companies at which there were critical climate votes in 2019 (see Figure 13). The two asset managers were both in the top five common stock shareholders at all 28 companies with critical climate resolutions...

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    5. If you create more diversity, you attract more diversity, says Nancy McKinstry, CEO & Chairman of Wolters Kluwer

      If you create more diversity, you attract more diversity, says Nancy McKinstry, CEO & Chairman of Wolters Kluwer

      In September 2019, the Social and Economic Council (SER) advised the Dutch government to encourage the appointment of more women at the top management layers of the business world. The Council suggested that there needs to be a 30% quota for women for the Supervisory Boards of listed companies. “I believe that a quota will speed up the process,” says Nancy McKinstry, CEO & Chairman of Wolters Kluwer. “ If you create more diversity, you attract more diversity...

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    6. Hurdles Remain One Year After California Passes Law Mandating Women in Boardrooms

      Hurdles Remain One Year After California Passes Law Mandating Women in Boardrooms

      California led the way last year with a pioneering law requiring publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. But a year after then-Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed the measure into law, data indicate that boosting the number of women on boards of directors may be easier said than done for companies in the state...

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    7. How the Man Who Nailed Madoff Got GE Wrong

      How the Man Who Nailed Madoff Got GE Wrong

      Accounting sleuth Harry Markopolos believes GE is engaged in accounting fraud so vast that the storied conglomerate will soon be forced into bankruptcy. Markopolos was the lone person to sound the alarm on Bernie Madoff's Ponzi operation, and gained fame and credibility by turning out to be spectacularly right, raising fears he could be right about GE as well...

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    8. Why This General Electric News Is Huge for CEO Larry Culp

      Why This General Electric News Is Huge for CEO Larry Culp

      As Larry Culp, the CEO of General Electric ( NYSE:GE ) , nears the one-year mark of his tenure, he can probably sleep a little bit easier. Not because GE's stock has recovered -- it's down more than 65% over the last three years. And not because GE has suddenly started to outperform. Its Q2 revenue, adjusted earnings, and free cash flow all saw year-over-year declines...

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    9. EBay CEO Leaves Amid Activist Fight to Spin Off ... Wait, Haven’t We Already Done This?

      EBay CEO Leaves Amid Activist Fight to Spin Off ... Wait, Haven’t We Already Done This?

      EBay Inc. has been here and done this, but the sequel may not have the same payoff. In 2014, activist investor Carl Icahn campaigned and hounded eBay EBAY, -0.80% to spin off its faster-growing PayPal PYPL, +0.43% payments business. Hedge fund activist Dan Loeb of Third Point joined in , and they ultimately prevailed in convincing eBay to sell PayPal in a maelstrom that eventually led to the exit of Chief Executive John Donahoe...

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    10. WeWork's Board Will Have to Use 'Commercial Pressure' to Force Adam Neumann Out Because he Can't Be Fired, Experts Say

      WeWork's Board Will Have to Use 'Commercial Pressure' to Force Adam Neumann Out Because he Can't Be Fired, Experts Say
      • WeWork's board is considering replacing founder Adam Neumann as CEO amid the company's disastrous attempt to go public.
      • There's just one problem: WeWork's board of directors doesn't have the authority to do that.
      • Neumann controls the voting power of the company, meaning he controls the company.
      • The board will have to pressure him in other ways, governance experts tell Business Insider.
      • And Softbank, WeWork's biggest backer, is sure to play a big role in the coming drama...
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    11. What Experiences Can Lawyers Bring To A Board?

      What Experiences Can Lawyers Bring To A Board?

      By their very nature, lawyers are cautious, analytical, risk-averse, strategic, and communicative. In other words, the perfect board members. Their legal training prepares them for the variety of challenges corporate board members face and gives them the tools to see, anticipate, and act accordingly. Olga V. Mack is the CEO of Parley Pro , a next-generation contract management company that has pioneered online negotiation technology...

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