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    1. How Much Of A Difference Can One Woman Make on Diversity ?

      How Much Of A Difference Can One Woman Make on Diversity ?

      The answer to that question is "A great deal, when that woman has already scaled high walls to get where she is." The woman in question here is Fiona Woolf, new Lord Mayor of the City of London. She has wasted no time since taking office. At the start, she made it clear that her tenure would be about restoring the values and the reputation of London's financial sector. Unsurprising then, that seeking to widen diversity is also an imperative...

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    2. Critics Take Issue with Lack of Diversity on Apple Board of Directors

      Critics Take Issue with Lack of Diversity on Apple Board of Directors

      The company recently made a small tweak to its corporate charter vowing to diversify its board, following criticism from shareholders Trillium Asset Management LLC and the Sustainability Group, according to Bloomberg. Specifically, the groups have taken issue with the fact that only one woman, former Avon CEO Andrea Jung, serves on Apple's board...

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    3. Activist Investors Gain in M&A Push

      Activist Investors Gain in M&A Push

      In a lackluster spell for mergers and acquisitions, activist investors have been a rare bright spot.  Aggressive investors including Elliott Management and Barington Capital Group LP were a driving force behind a number of deals at big companies in 2013. According to FactSet SharkWatch, there were 10 instances in 2013 in which a U.S. company agreed to break itself up or sell or exit businesses after an investor pushed it to make such...

       

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    4. Darden's Dilemma Shows Us Bitter Truths About Boardroom Behavior

      Darden's Dilemma Shows Us Bitter Truths About Boardroom Behavior

      I made my first trip to a Red Lobster last week — I had the Bar Harbor Lobster Bake — to better understand the financial melodrama that is playing out on Wall Street and in the company’s boardroom. It’s a case study of everything that’s wrong with the current version of “shareholder capitalism”...

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    5. Investment Bankers on Boards Make for Better Corporate Mergers

      Investment Bankers on Boards Make for Better Corporate Mergers

      Companies mulling a merger would do well to have an investment banker on their board of directors.  A new study from the University of Iowa found that firms with an investment banker on their boards of directors pursue mergers and acquisitions more often. Moreover, those firms perform better after the acquisition has been completed than firms that don’t have investment bankers on their boards...

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    6. The Fabulous Life Of Carl Icahn, The Man Who Smoked Wall Street In 2013

      The Fabulous Life Of Carl Icahn, The Man Who Smoked Wall Street In 2013

      Unless you've been living under a rock, you've noticed that Carl Icahn has taken every opportunity to shake up Wall Street in 2013.  It's no shock. He started the year armed with $10 billion in cash.  The name "Icahn" has meant something on Wall Street since the 1980s, when he gained his reputation as a ruthless activist investor. He did it by taking a controlling interest in companies like TimeWarner, TWA, and Blockbuster.  Now, Icahn's a billionaire...

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