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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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