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    1. Vanguard and BlackRock Plan to Get More Assertive With Their Investments

      Vanguard and BlackRock Plan to Get More Assertive With Their Investments

      Vanguard Group and BlackRock, Inc., giant fund managers once known for quiet relationships with the companies in which they invest, say they are getting more assertive.  Vanguard is urging boards to be “substantially independent of management” and warns that it won’t sit idly by on corporate-governance issues, according to a letter from its chief executive sent to several hundred public companies over the past two days...

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    2. "Board Doctors" Help Supervise the Supervisors

      "Board Doctors" Help Supervise the Supervisors

      Many U.S. corporate boards need help making hard decisions.  Amid unprecedented pressure from investors, more boards are tapping outside experts so they can monitor management better and clean their own house. The legion of advisers—which some dub “board doctors”—scrutinize boards’ inner workings and prescribe cures for such ills as an entrenched chief executive, 800-page briefing books, or even a director who plays Sudoku during management presentations. The experts often enable board members to make tough choices they are too squeamish to do on their own...

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