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    1. Why Companies Need To Build More Diverse Boards

      Why Companies Need To Build More Diverse Boards

      A great company usually has a great board behind it, both supporting the CEO and helping move the company forward. Well-functioning boards set strategy, monitor risks, deal with succession planning and provide guidance when it comes to recruiting talent. So what makes a board highly effective? The answer to that question has changed dramatically in the last decade–in response to the global financial crisis and myriad corporate sandals...

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    2. These Two Scenarios Can Significantly Increase Shutterfly's Valuation

      These Two Scenarios Can Significantly Increase Shutterfly's Valuation

      Leading internet-based image publisher Shutterfly’s share price has been stagnant for a while now. Shutterfly recently inducted two members from Marathon Partners (an activist investor firm holding a 5% stake in the company) onto its board. This can lead to some shareholder-friendly changes at Shutterfly. These reforms, coupled with Shutterfly’s current financial conditions and management statements, indicate that the company might be on the lookout for an acquisition target...

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    3. Mistakes To Avoid With A Startup Board Of Directors

      Mistakes To Avoid With A Startup Board Of Directors

      Most entrepreneurs avoid setting up a board of directors for their new business unless or until they sign up an investor who demands a seat on the board. That implies that a board of directors has no value to the founder, and is just another burden that to be assumed for the privilege of attracting outside investors or going public. In my view, nothing could be further from the truth...

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    4. DuPont CEO's Tip: Be Wary Of The Jet-Lagged Director

      DuPont CEO's Tip: Be Wary Of The Jet-Lagged Director

      Lots of big U.S. companies are trying to infuse their boards with Asian and European leaders who can provide what’s known as “passport diversity.” That’s a fine idea in principle, says DuPont chair and chief executive Ellen Kullman. But in a public address Monday at Stanford University Law School, she warned against hasty boardroom globalization and the perils of the jet-lagged director. DuPont, based in Wilmington, Del., historically has achieved nearly half its sales outside North America.

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    5. Anthem Makes Its Interest In Cigna Official With $54B Offer

      Anthem Makes Its Interest In Cigna Official With $54B Offer

      Anthem (ANTM) this afternoon went public with its takeover bid for Cigna Corp. (CI) offering the global health insurer $184 per share in cash and stock, according to a statement from the acquirer. Anthem said the combined company would have $115 billion in annual revenues and cover 53 million people with commercial insurance as well as government business including Medicare, Medicaid and individual plans offered on exchanges under the Affordable Care Act...

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    6. 'Financial Crisis Was Not Caused By Lack Of Rules': A Call To Rethink U.K's Corporate Governance

      'Financial Crisis Was Not Caused By Lack Of Rules': A Call To Rethink U.K's Corporate Governance

      It is wrong to rely on regulators, whose focus is inevitably on compliance, to improve governance at the U.K’s biggest companies. That warning comes from Ken Olisa, Chairman of the advisory panel for a report launched this morning in London by the Institute of Directors (IOD)...

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    7. How Wall Street Enabled A Controversial Power Grab At A Wannabe Berkshire Hathaway

      How Wall Street Enabled A Controversial Power Grab At A Wannabe Berkshire Hathaway

      When Sardar Biglari, CEO of Biglari Holdings, won a hotly contested shareholder proxy in April, investors feared his next move would be to cement control over the company. They were right, and a review of Biglari’s actions in recent months shows he did so with the help of leading Wall Street investment banks...

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    8. Elliott Management Takes 7.1% Activist Stake In Citrix, Says Stock Can Rise Above $90

      Elliott Management Takes 7.1% Activist Stake In Citrix, Says Stock Can Rise Above $90

      Citrix Systems , best known for its online GoToMeeting service may be preparing for a series of meetings of its own. Jesse Cohn, a technology-focused portfolio manager with powerful activist hedge fund Elliott Management, disclosed a 7.1% stake in Citrix and a plan to work with the company on improving its operations, while also selling or spinning corporate assets...

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    9. SEC Hates Unreported Perks, And Dow's Chairman Is Latest To Find Out

      SEC Hates Unreported Perks, And Dow's Chairman Is Latest To Find Out

      Reuters reported yesterday that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigation claims that Dow Chairman Andrew Liveris misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars in company funds on himself. The voluble Australian executive is accused of disguising family vacations and junkets as business expenses, and hiring his wife to oversee a money-losing company hotel project. Dow dismissed the latest reports as “recycled old allegations,” and there’s some truth to that...

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    10. As Walmart Annual Meeting Looms, Investor Campaigns Against 'Outsized' Executive Pay

      As Walmart Annual Meeting Looms, Investor Campaigns Against 'Outsized' Executive Pay

      With Walmarts annual meeting weeks away, an investor is lobbying fellow shareholders to take a stand against an unbalanced pay program that sees CEO Doug McMillon make over 1,100 times the salary of an average store worker on an hourly wage. CtW Investment Group, an arm of the Change to Win Federation labor coalition, has sent a letter to Walmart shareholders urging them to vote against the retail giants executive compensation proposal at its June 5th annual meeting...

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    11. What Does It Mean for Shareholders if HSBC Leaves the UK?

      What Does It Mean for Shareholders if HSBC Leaves the UK?

      On Friday, HSBC gave a very clear hint that it might move its headquarters from London – presumably, but not necessarily, back to Hong Kong. There are complicated reasons and sub-plots behind the suggestion: the official reason, a fear that the UK might leave the EU, is surely only a part of it. But if it happens, what does it mean to HSBC’s legions of loyal shareholders...

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      Mentions: HSBC Chairman
    12. Shareholders Rein In Golden Parachutes

      Shareholders Rein In Golden Parachutes

      Turnover of CEOs accelerated almost 16% between January 2013 and 2014—the highest level in four years, according to outplacement consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Shareholders believe that a side effect of this trend appears to be outsized golden parachutes designed to benefit CEOs—and other executives—who will likely experience a significant [...]

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    13. Minority Shareholders Liable for Part of Corporate Income Tax

      Minority Shareholders Liable for Part of Corporate Income Tax

      The Tax Court decision in the case of William Kardash and Charles Robb is one of those where the back story is quite a bit more interesting than the decision.  The problems of Mr. Kardash and Mr. Robb are collateral damage in the collapse of Florida Engineered Construction Products Corp (FECP).  Their former boss John D. Stanton currently resides at a low security federal correctional institution...

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      Mentions: stock options IRS DOJ
    14. Billionaire CEO Paychecks

      Billionaire CEO Paychecks

      1 of 7 loading No. 1 Larry Ellison

      No. 1 Larry Ellison

      Company: Oracle 2014 Compensation: $67.3 million Current Net Worth*: $53.6 billion The data included here was compiled by executive compensation firm Equilar for the New York Times, and tracks CEO compensation at the 100 largest public U.S. firms, as measured by revenue. Forbes further narrowed its scope to focus exclusively on the paychecks of billionaire chief executives. * Net worths calculated as of April 21, 2015...

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