1. Articles from Ronald Orol

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    1. Elliott Proves Board Influence at PulteGroup

      Elliott Proves Board Influence at PulteGroup

      A boardroom shuffle hidden in a recent securities filing suggests that PulteGroup ( PHM ) , one of the largest U.S. homebuilders, is moving definitively in the share-price catalyst direction sought by activist investor Elliott Management 's Paul Singer and former CEO William Pulte. In a proxy statement issued last month, PulteGroup noted that the company's lead independent director, James Postl, was not renominated for the company's 2017 annual meeting, set for May 3...

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    2. Xerox Spinoff Conduent Could Be an Activist Target

      Xerox Spinoff Conduent Could Be an Activist Target

      When billionaire raider-turned-activist Carl Icahn wants to split a company into two separate businesses he also often insists that the subsequently spun off unit or units are set up without anti-takeover protections. The goal is for appropriate conditions to be in place to ensure that newly formed public companies can easily become targets of potential buyers or activism, down the road...

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    3. CEO Pay Clawback Rules in the Crosshairs as Republicans Urge SEC's White to Stand Down

      CEO Pay Clawback Rules in the Crosshairs as Republicans Urge SEC's White to Stand Down

      Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday clashed over the future of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law with conservatives charging that the outgoing chief of the nation's securities watchdog may be rushing to adopt yet-to-be-finalized rules based on the statute -- including an executive pay clawback measure -- before the Trump Administration takes over in January...

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      Mentions: Dodd-Frank SEC CEO
    4. Here's Why Hedge Funds Put Few Women on Company Boards

      Here's Why Hedge Funds Put Few Women on Company Boards

      There's no dearth of good woman candidates. So why aren't more of them on company boards? Debra Janssen, the chief operating officer at Bankers Trust, received a phone call earlier this year from a former colleague asking if she wanted to be considered for a slate of dissident director candidates nominated by an activist investor ...

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    5. Starboard DepoMed Director Deal Bolsters Sale Prospects

      Starboard DepoMed Director Deal Bolsters Sale Prospects

      DepoMed ( DEPO ) shares were up slightly in after-hours trading Monday after the pain medication maker announced it had reached a deal with activist investor Starboard Value's Jeff Smith to add three dissident directors to its board appointed by the insurgent fund manager. The settlement should make it more likely that DepoMed sells itself as part of an auction process it reportedly launched last month...

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    6. Diversity Measures on Corporate Boards Have a Breakout Year

      Diversity Measures on Corporate Boards Have a Breakout Year

      CalSTRS chief of governance, Anne Sheehan, said the measure was withdrawn after Urban Outfitters moved to appoint a second woman to its board. It was a major victory. Shareholder efforts to hike diversity at Urban Outfitters have gone on for a while. In 2014, according to ISS, a proposal submitted by the New York State Common Retirement Fund seeking a report on board diversity ...

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