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    1. Unicorns Aren't That Rare Anymore, and Shareholders are Demanding More Control

      Unicorns Aren't That Rare Anymore, and Shareholders are Demanding More Control

      More and more unicorns are galloping toward the stock exchanges, and it isn't always a smooth ride. Short-term volatility may be typical, as Lyft ( LYFT shareholders learned last week in the stock's first full week of trading. But there are deeper tensions beneath the surface, and their implications for investors are coming more clearly into focus...

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    2. Carlos Ghosn Casts a Dark Shadow Over Corporate Japan

      Carlos Ghosn Casts a Dark Shadow Over Corporate Japan

      (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Activist investors are circling Japan Inc., creating momentum for change in the country’s boardrooms. While you’d hope that the Carlos Ghosn saga would help in that effort, it may in fact slow things down. The latest episode in Ghosn’s downfall came on Monday, as shareholders in Nissan Motor Co. voted to remove him as a director...

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    3. Review and Analysis of 2018 U.S. Shareholder Activism

      Review and Analysis of 2018 U.S. Shareholder Activism

      On the surface, the 2018 activism data is largely consistent with 2017, but with an uptick in overall activity. The amount of capital invested in new activist positions in 2018 was up approximately $2.5 billion from 2017, and activists won more board seats in 2018 than in 2017, mostly through settlements. Although several well-known activists (including Third Point, Pershing Square and Greenlight Capital) announced disappointing investment results in 2018, and the industry experienced negative net asset flows overall, activist funds continue to attract substantial new capital...

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    4. How These Corporations Are Shrinking The Pay Gap And Making Equal Pay Real

      How These Corporations Are Shrinking The Pay Gap And Making Equal Pay Real

      While the shift is small, growing data suggests that the gender pay gap in the United States is shrinking for some women. I talked to executives from Starbucks, McAfee and Credit Karma to find out how they and other industry leaders are making equal pay and role-based compensation a new reality...

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    5. Can Activist Investors Clean House at Bed Bath & Beyond?

      Can Activist Investors Clean House at Bed Bath & Beyond?

      The usual modus operandi of the activist investor is simple: Locate a company that's being poorly run, figure out what it could be doing better to "unlock its value," and then leverage a stake in the company to convince management to try that strategy. Last week, three activist investing firms got together to take matters up a notch with Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) . The opening step of their plan is to replace the CEO and the entire board of directors. The stock, in response, shot up 25%...

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    6. General Electric: A Financially Absent Board

      General Electric: A Financially Absent Board

      General Electric (GE) shareholders have or will soon begin seeing the company’s annual report and proxy statement appear in their mailboxes. The company’s financial travails – which have been extensively discussed in this forum as well as across the financial press – will of course be reflected in the company’s reported results...

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    7. The Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Has a Dubious Record of Backing Gender Diversity as a Shareholder

      The Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Has a Dubious Record of Backing Gender Diversity as a Shareholder

      As the firm behind New York’s Fearless Girl statue, State Street Corporation has gotten an estimated $13 million in free publicity and even seen success pushing companies to add women to their boards of directors.  But as a shareholder, the firm’s fund specifically devoted to gender diversity has often opposed initiatives in favor of that mission...

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    8. The Most Overpaid CEOs: Are Fund Managers Asleep at The Wheel?

      The Most Overpaid CEOs: Are Fund Managers Asleep at The Wheel?

      In 2015, As You Sow embarked on a mission to identify and report on the most overpaid CEOs of the S&P 500 and whether or not pension funds and financial managers held companies accountable for such excessive compensation. At the time, we found that far too many funds and managers were rubber stamps for these excesses...

       

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    9. The Challenge of Governance Reform at Nissan

      The Challenge of Governance Reform at Nissan

      A panel tasked by Nissan Motor Co. to strengthen the major automaker’s governance in the wake of the scandal centering on ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn has called for separation of the execution and supervision of its business, blaming the alleged wrongdoing on the concentration of too much power in the hands of the former charismatic leader...

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    10. To Diversify, Some Boards of Directors Are Growing in Size

      To Diversify, Some Boards of Directors Are Growing in Size

      PwC tracks what it classifies as “younger board directors”—those age 50 and under—and a new report on the cohort came out yesterday. An unmistakable takeaway is that women are making up a larger share of this constituency—37% in 2018 versus 31% the year prior. Of those independent “younger directors” who joined boards for the first time in 2018, more than half—61%—were female. Those figures reflect the uptick in female directors in the S&P 500 overall—24%—an increase from 18% five years earlier...

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    11. When and Why Diversity Improves Your Board’s Performance

      When and Why Diversity Improves Your Board’s Performance

      On January 1, California law said that all locally headquartered publicly traded companies must have at least one female director by 2020. While new to the U.S., mandates to increase gender diversity on corporate boards are common elsewhere. For example, Norway, Spain, France, and Iceland all have laws requiring that women comprise at least 40% of boards at publicly listed companies...

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