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    1. Critical: 'Not Just What The Numbers Are: But Why They Are What They Are'

      Critical: 'Not Just What The Numbers Are: But Why They Are What They Are'

      "Management accounting is a critical aspect of the finance function because it informs the board, investors and management why the numbers are what they are, not just what the numbers are" says Douglas Flint, Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings. He was speaking about the launch of a comprehensive framework to bring consistency to global management accounting practices around the world.

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    2. New Herbalife Convertible Struggling On Nasty Day: An Update

      New Herbalife Convertible Struggling On Nasty Day: An Update

      Early today I wrote about the billion-dollar convertible bond Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) announced this morning. This bond is the latest salvo in the fight between activist investor Bill Ackman, who thinks Herbalife is a pyramid scheme and has wagered accordingly, and the company.  Herbalife is planning to use a large portion of the new bond’s proceeds to buy back its stock, trying to offset Ackman’s recent upper hand...

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    3. Herbalife Launches Big Stock Buyback And Debt Offering

      Herbalife Launches Big Stock Buyback And Debt Offering

      The hedge fund billionaire William Ackman, who has said he will go to the end of the Earth to destroy Herbalife, saw some success in January as shares of the diet shake seller fell to start the year on news that a U.S. senator together with regulators from Canada to China have taken an interest in the company's business practices. But to kick off February, has launched a widely  anticipated counter-offensive to protect its stock...

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    4. 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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    5. Alcoa Reaches Settlement With SEC And DOJ Over Bahraini Bribery Scandal

      Alcoa Reaches Settlement With SEC And DOJ Over Bahraini Bribery Scandal

      A bribery scandal involving an aluminum company, Middle Eastern government officials and hundreds of millions of dollars is coming to a close: aluminum producer has reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice over charges of bribing Bahraini officials, the organizations announced Thursday morning...

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    6. Crocs Nets $200 Million Investment From Blackstone, Announces Stock Repurchase Program

      Crocs Nets $200 Million Investment From Blackstone, Announces Stock Repurchase Program

      The company known for its lightweight shoes just got a heavy-duty investment from a leading investment firm: announced late Sunday night that it has entered into a partnership with Blackstone, who will purchase $200 million of Crocs convertible preferred stock. As a result of this investment, Crocs stock is surging in early market activity Monday morning...

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      Mentions: Investment CEO
    7. Codes Of Conduct Gain Traction As 'Comply Or Explain' Embraced By Japan Investors

      Codes Of Conduct Gain Traction As 'Comply Or Explain' Embraced By Japan Investors

      A belief that codes of conduct remain the best way to guide business forward is at the basis of the United Kingdom's 'comply or explain' approach to corporate governance. Its Corporate Governance Code is regularly reviewed and consultation forms the basis of any changes. While the latest annual review by the UK watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) of the Corporate Governance and ...

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    8. Twitter Has Taken A Good Step Forward, But Needs To Do Much More

      Twitter Has Taken A Good Step Forward, But Needs To Do Much More

      Twitter has garnered worldwide attention for its bad corporate governance practices and its inappropriate response to criticism.  The company needs to be congratulated, however, for announcing that it is adding Marjorie Scardino to its board.  Scardino is former chief executive of publishing giant and is highly accomplished.  She is known for being outspoken.

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    9. Churn and Burn: Why Customer Success Needs to be a Board Priority

      Churn and Burn:  Why Customer Success Needs to be a Board Priority

      Last month I was sitting in a board meeting for one of my portfolio companies, a fast-growing software-as-a-service business serving digital marketers, and two interesting things happened. First, the company reported it had zero customer churn (or 100% retention) in the quarter for the first time in its history...

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    10. Institutional Shareholders Amp Up Anti-Pledging Engagements

      Institutional Shareholders Amp Up Anti-Pledging Engagements

      In the aftermath of the financial crisis institutional shareholders are amping up engagements with company directors and executives on the pledging of company stock. On the agenda is pledging policy and whether the practice of pledging should be prohibited outright—similar to how hedging is now largely treated by the vast majority of companies...

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