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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Why Jos. A. Bank Fights For Men's Wearhouse

      Why Jos. A. Bank Fights For Men's Wearhouse

      It seldom happens that a smaller sized specialty retailer will make an effort to take over a larger organization. It is David and Goliath in modern suits.  But that is what is happening in the menswear arena.  Smaller Jos. A. Bank, a respected men’s store with 603 units that achieved sales of $1.05 Billion in fiscal 2012, has made a pitch to take over Men’s Wearhouse with 1,143 units and sales ...

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    5. The Broad Reach Of Broadridge, The Most Important Financial Firm You've Never Heard Of

      The Broad Reach Of Broadridge, The Most Important Financial Firm You've Never Heard Of

      Richard Daly, chief executive ofBroadridge, may be the most important person in corporate governance today. His firm is responsible for sending out proxies and tallying shareholder votes for tens of millions of stock owners around the world. Indeed, Broadridge processes 85% of all outstanding shares voted in the United States and 72% of shares voted outside of the U.S. --distributing some 2 billion ...

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    6. Big Hedge Fund Investors Are Abandoning JC Penney

      Big Hedge Fund Investors Are Abandoning JC Penney

      The era of JC Penney being a plaything for bigfoot hedge fund investors appears to be coming to a close. The struggling retailer has humbled some of the biggest names on Wall Street—handing them losses and leaving them with egg on their faces after they bet that the company could stage something of a rebound...

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    7. The Power Of Investors When It Comes To Honing Corporate Governance

      The Power Of Investors When It Comes To Honing Corporate Governance

      Perhaps tangible change towards more diverse and representative global boardrooms will in the end come as a result of the demands of powerful investors. In Canada, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, a pension fund managing $130bn in assets also happens to have four women on its board of nine directors, including chairwoman Eileen Mercier...

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    8. CEO Term Limits: Good Soundbite -- Bad Idea

      CEO Term Limits: Good Soundbite -- Bad Idea

      The noise around CEO term limits is loud enough, and the debate contentious enough, I felt the topic worthy of practical examination. There?s no denying every chief executive has an expiration date. There should also be no argument that prudent planning should take place around the inevitable. But never should said date of expiry be arbitrarily defined - it should be made in the moment based on ...

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      Mentions: Board Governance
    9. Changing The Financial Landscape In Russia Is Not An Easy Task

      Changing The Financial Landscape In Russia Is Not An Easy Task
      Earlier this year, with the Moscow Exchange’s IPO, Russia opened its financial market to the rest of the world as part of Russia president Vladimir Putin’s plan to modernize the country and attract international investors. In the US, venture capitalists and hedge funds managers are generally still cautious. But for pioneers looking for cutting edge and potentially lucrative investments, Russia ...
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      Mentions: IPO
    10. Have the Swiss Gone Cuckoo?

      Have the Swiss Gone Cuckoo?

      By Maria Guadalupe, Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science, INSEAD The country’s recent vote to cap executive compensation could change corporate governance Switzerland is a country reknowned for its conservative neutrality, so the referendum vote earlier this month which turned corporate governance structures on their heads comes as a bit of a shock. Essentially, 68% of all ...

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    11. Why Should We Care About Corporate Interlocks?

      Why Should We Care About Corporate Interlocks?

      Tomorrow, GMI Ratings launches Global LeaderBoard (GLB), an online research and data-visualization tool designed to deepen the analysis of corporate governance practices that can materially affect issuer risk. GLB maps complex relationship patterns at the individual, organizational, industry and regional levels. Among many other insights, GLB allows subscribers to identify corporate interlocks ...

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    12. The Other Duty of Corporate Governance

      The Other Duty of Corporate Governance

      comments, called-out + Comment now + Comment now According to BusinessDictionary.com, corporate governance is “The Framework of rules and practices by which a board of directors ensures accountability, fairness, and transparency in a company’s relationship with its all stakeholders.” OECD.org defines it as the “Procedures and processes according to which an organisation is directed and controlled. The corporate governance structure specifies the

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    13. Netflix: Icahn Says Poison Pill 'Poor Corporate Governance'

      Netflix: Icahn Says Poison Pill 'Poor Corporate Governance'

      comments, called-out + Comment now + Comment now And now, the rebuttal. This morning, Netflix announced that it has adopted a poison pill shareholder rights plan as a defense against unfriendly attempts to take control of the company. The plan kicks in when an unwanted suitor’s ownership position hits 10%. As it happens, investor Carl Icahn last week revealed that he has acquired just shy of 10% of the company’s shares. Here’s Icahn’

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