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    1. Morgan Stanley: Big banks like JPMorgan have huge 'key man' risk

      Morgan Stanley: Big banks like JPMorgan have huge 'key man' risk
      • Morgan Stanley analysed "key man" risk, looking at the damage that might be done if an influential CEO suddenly steps down.
      • Asset managers, software companies, and large-cap banks have the highest risk, according to the study.
      • The possible departure of JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon was highlighted as significant key man risk in the banking sector.

      Big banks and software companies are among the most exposed to "key man" risk, according to a recent note from Morgan Stanley...

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    2. Beginning Your Board Service Journey: Opportunities Beyond Nonprofits

      Beginning Your Board Service Journey: Opportunities Beyond Nonprofits

      I do a lot of speaking to professionals, including lawyers, about demystifying board service. No matter how often I speak, the same questions often come up. One of the most common is: “Is serving on a nonprofit board a good way to start a for-profit board journey?” The short answer is: “Maybe.” Depending on how well the board is run, what you do there, and who else serves with you, serving on a nonprofit board may be a great jumping-off point for your for-profit board service. But there are two reasons I am always ...

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    3. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is Climbing After Announcing a $111 Billion Cash Pile That's Fueling Speculation Over its Next Big Investment

      Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is Climbing After Announcing a $111 Billion Cash Pile That's Fueling Speculation Over its Next Big Investment

      Berkshire Hathaway over the weekend reported a jump in quarterly profits and a $111.1 billion cash pile.

      • Shares are up about 4% since the beginning of 2018.
      • Follow Berkshire's stock price in real-time here.

      Shares of Berkshire Hathaway — the conglomerate run by billionaire investor Warren Buffett — were up more than 2% in early trading Monday after the company reported a jump in quarterly profits and a $111.1 billion cash pile over the weekend...

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    4. Snap’s First ‘Shareholder Meeting’ Disappeared Almost as Soon as it Began

      Snap’s First ‘Shareholder Meeting’ Disappeared Almost as Soon as it Began

      There’s a three-minute joke about Snap Inc. that Chief Executive Evan Spiegel wants you to hear. It goes like this: Annual shareholder meeting. The first such event for Snapchat’s parent company lasted less than three minutes from beginning to end, and consisted entirely of a company lawyer reading a script on a recording...

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    5. Cigna: Activist Investor Reportedly Seeking To Block Cigna-Express Scripts Deal

      Cigna: Activist Investor Reportedly Seeking To Block Cigna-Express Scripts Deal

      Activist investor Carl Icahn has reportedly built a sizable stake in Cigna Corp. and plans to oppose the health insurer's $67 billion takeover of pharmacy-benefits firm Express Scripts Holding Co. David Cordani , Cigna's chief executive officer, told investor analysts on a conference call Thursday he believes shareholders will approve the deal in a vote scheduled for later this month...

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    6. The Regulation of Proxy Advisors

      The Regulation of Proxy Advisors

      Recently, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing on various legislative proposals aimed at improving corporate governance, including the Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act, H.R. 4015, that would regulate the activities of proxy advisory firms like Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis...

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    7. CBS’s Board Pretends to Know What It’s Doing

      CBS’s Board Pretends to Know What It’s Doing

      CBS Corp. takes the prize this year for most dysfunctional corporate governance. It’s lucky the disarray isn’t showing up in its business operations — well, not yet.

      The $20 billion media company is mired in a bitter legal battle against its controlling shareholder, Shari Redstone, a situation that has turned nasty, with both sides trading jabs and accusations in recent months...

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    8. Snap’s Shareholder Meeting Was Less Than Three Minutes Long Because Evan Spiegel Controls so Much of the Company Anyway

      Snap’s Shareholder Meeting Was Less Than Three Minutes Long Because Evan Spiegel Controls so Much of the Company Anyway
      • Snap held its annual shareholder meeting on Thursday.
      • It was a brief affair, lasting less than three minutes.
      • The duration and format of the meeting demonstrated CEO Evan Spiegel's control over the company.

      Evan Spiegel just demonstrated another one of the great perks of being king — short meetings that you don't even have to attend in person...

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    9. The CBS Board Reportedly Learned Months Ago of a Police Investigation into an Allegation of Sexual Assault Against CEO Les Moonves

      The CBS Board Reportedly Learned Months Ago of a Police Investigation into an Allegation of Sexual Assault Against CEO Les Moonves

      The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that the CBS board learned months ago of a police investigation into an allegation of sexual assault against the company's CEO Les Moonves.

      • According to the Times, the board hired outside counsel to look into the matter, which concluded "no further investigation was warranted."
      • Moonves was accused by six women of sexual misconduct in a New Yorker report last week...
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