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    1. Arconic Board Spat Proves Shareholders Deserve Better in Proxy Fights

      Arconic Board Spat Proves Shareholders Deserve Better in Proxy Fights

      Proxy fights over director elections frequently involve a bit of bait and switch. In the war of words over corporate strategy, activists and the company exchange highly charged accusations and firm positions on corporate strategy. But shareholders are really asked to vote on something very different: which “independent director” nominees should be installed to make their own judgments on how to manage corporate affairs...

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    2. The Morning Ledger: Tech Founders Want IPO Riches, Without Pesky Shareholders

      The Morning Ledger: Tech Founders Want IPO Riches, Without Pesky Shareholders

      Technology companies are seeking windfalls from their IPOs, minus the shareholders. Snap Inc. was the first major company since at least 2000 to do an initial public offering in the U.S. that gave new shareholders no voting rights, Maureen Farrell reports. The company’s earlier investors got one vote for every 10 held by the two co-founders.

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    3. The Morning Risk Report: BHS Leads to Call for Better Governance at Private Cos

      The Morning Risk Report: BHS Leads to Call for Better Governance at Private Cos

      The events with BHS led the Institute of Directors to urge the new Prime Ministers to call for a review of U.K. corporate governance. “Now is the time to take a fresh look at how large private-owned companies are governed,” said Oliver Parry, head of corporate governance at the IoD, in an email. “Non-executive directors are there to rein in the excesses of executives and protect the company’s long-term sustainability, including its reputation.” According to the Conference Board, a private enterprise’s owner and board are accountable to its stakeholders, including its employees. “The U.K. Companies ...

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    4. Why Boards of Directors Need a Digital Leader

      Why Boards of Directors Need a Digital Leader

      The trick is finding such a person. Almost every company might like a board member who is a large company CEO with a great deal of digital experience, but they are hard to come by. As a result, search firms often stretch the definition of  “digitally experienced.” One list of digitally-focused directors placed by a search firm, for example, listed board members with backgrounds in cable television, universities and publishing companies—few members of which industries have transformed themselves into digital paragons.....

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    5. Ellen Pao Is Out as CEO of Reddit

      Ellen Pao Is Out as CEO of Reddit

      Reddit, one of the most highly trafficked websites in the world, is replacing its interim chief executive, Ellen Pao, ending an eight-month tenure that was enmeshed in controversy. Ms. Pao is resigning and being replaced by co-founder and former chief, Steve Huffman, the company said. He will rejoin Reddit’s other co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, who has returned to the company’s San Francisco headquarters full-time...

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    6. Top-CEO Pay Isn’t Driven By Talent, New Study Says

      Top-CEO Pay Isn’t Driven By Talent, New Study Says

      The rapid rise in pay for corporate executive officers, which stands in contrast to the stagnant wages of many Americans, is a key driver of inequality that’s not clearly tied to talent or performance, a new report from a liberal think tank finds. The Economic Policy Institute report says this means CEO pay could be reduced without hurting economic growth or productivity...

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    7. An Early Victor From Proxy Season: NYC’s Pension

      An Early Victor From Proxy Season: NYC’s Pension

      Months into the proxy voting season, one of the nation’s largest pensions is claiming a string of early victories. The $160 billion New York City Pension Funds, which has organized a national coalition among pensions around proxy access, has won nearly two of every three campaigns since April 15, according to the city’s comptroller office. They have won 28 against 15 losses...

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