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    1. Elizabeth Warren Has Another New Plan—And Wall Street Isn’t Going to Like It

      Elizabeth Warren Has Another New Plan—And Wall Street Isn’t Going to Like It

      Comments Brian Cahn/Zumapress Elizabeth Warren has made fighting Wall Street central to her political career, and she’s prepared to double down if elected president. That’s the overall message of Warren’s newest detailed plan, unveiled on Thursday, to reel in financial industry excess, from high-risk investing to executive compensation to the private equity industry...

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    2. After Years of ‘Glacial’ Change, Women Now Hold More than 1 in 4 Corporate Board Seats

      After Years of ‘Glacial’ Change, Women Now Hold More than 1 in 4 Corporate Board Seats

      When Kathy Higgins Victor first joined the board of directors at Best Buy in 1999, she was the only woman in the room. The former Northwest Airlines human resources chief and now president of a leadership coaching firm remembers how she “would say something, and then there’d be silence” followed by approval of a male colleague’s comments. She recalls thinking “Excuse me, was my mic off?”...

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    3. Del Frisco's Buyout Deal Is a Bittersweet Activist Investor Victory

      Del Frisco's Buyout Deal Is a Bittersweet Activist Investor Victory

      Engaged Capital has developed quite a reputation as an effective activist investor. After successfully advocating for the sale of companies including Jamba Juice and Outerwall, the activist set its sights on steakhouse operator Del Frisco's (NASDAQ: DFRG) . In December 2018, Engaged Capital published a letter to Del Frisco's board of directors in which it disclosed a 9.9% ownership stake and advocated for the company to sell itself. The activist got what it wanted...

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    4. These Major IPOs Are Still Slated to Debut in 2019

      These Major IPOs Are Still Slated to Debut in 2019

      2019 is well on its way to being the year of the high-profile IPO.

      Still, the year that gave investors the likes of Uber, Slack and Beyond Meat is just getting started, according to Wall Street insiders.

      "This has been the year when cloud-based companies and on-demand services came of age," Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, told Fortune...

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      Mentions: IPO
    5. Uber Received More Scrutiny from the SEC Than Lyft During the IPO Process

      Uber Received More Scrutiny from the SEC Than Lyft During the IPO Process

      Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. say they are business rivals, but the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had a lot more comments on Uber’s business before both companies went public this year, in particular focusing on the ride-hailing leader’s adjusted financial numbers. Uber UBER, +0.00% and Lyft LYFT, +3.88% filed draft registration statements, or S-1s, confidentially with the SEC on the same day: Dec. 6, 2018...

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      Mentions: SEC IPO Uber
    6. Caremark Liability for Regulatory Compliance Oversight

      Caremark Liability for Regulatory Compliance Oversight

      In Marchand v. Barnhill (“Blue Bell”) (June 18, 2019), the plaintiff-stockholder claimed that the directors of Blue Bell Creameries USA, Inc., an ice cream manufacturer (the “Company”), breached their fiduciary duty of loyalty under Caremark by having failed to oversee and monitor the Company’s food safety operations. The suit was brought after an outbreak of listeria contamination in the Company’s ice cream led to the sickening and (in three cases) the death of consumers who ate the ice cream—as well as the recall of all of the Company’s products, the shuttering of all of the Company ...

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    7. Deutsche Bank Executives Who Won and Lost in the Big Shakeup

      Deutsche Bank Executives Who Won and Lost in the Big Shakeup

      (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG Chief Executive Officer Christian Sewing says he wants a real team to manage the company rather than a collection of individuals. And the roster is changing fast. Since taking over in a bitter boardroom fight just over a year ago, Sewing has moved to surround himself with executives that he’s worked closely with during his almost 30-year career while showing others the door...

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      Mentions: Deutsche Bankl
    8. A Portfolio Manager Warns of 4 Possible Red Flags in Company Proxy Statements

      A Portfolio Manager Warns of 4 Possible Red Flags in Company Proxy Statements

      Corporate proxy statements can be very rich sources of information, the kind of information that could benefit investors — if they know what to look for. Since 2002 — the era of Enron — the Sarbanes-Oxley laws have required much more disclosure in U.S. proxies, which are provided to shareholders so they can make informed decisions about matters that will be brought up at the annual meeting...

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      Mentions: proxy statements
    9. Bill Ackman Is Having His Best Year Ever. But Investors Ignore Pershing Square.

      Bill Ackman Is Having His Best Year Ever. But Investors Ignore Pershing Square.

      At age 53, the activist investor Bill Ackman is having the best year of his career . And for those who want to invest alongside him, there is now an opportunity to get in at a big discount. Ackman’s closed-end fund, Pershing Square Holdings (ticker PSH. Netherlands), closed Tuesday at $17.90 a share, a 28% discount to its net asset value of $24.92 on June 30...

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    10. Activist Investor Elliott Turns Shopkeeper, With Eyes on Barnes & Noble and Majestic Wine

      Activist Investor Elliott Turns Shopkeeper, With Eyes on Barnes & Noble and Majestic Wine

      A s soon as bookseller Barnes & Noble hoisted the “for sale” sign in October, hedge fund Elliott, best known for its adversarial approach to business, swooped in with an offer. Eight months later, it emerged the victor in the bidding war for the struggling US bookshop chain . The $683 m (£540 m) deal, however, left industry bosses and rival hedge funds scratching their heads...

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    11. How Boards Govern Disruptive Technology—Key Findings from a Director Survey

      How Boards Govern Disruptive Technology—Key Findings from a Director Survey

      Technology can enable innovation and disrupt existing business models. Many corporate leaders are increasingly considering how technology can improve operational efficiencies, create new products and services, and help their organizations enter untapped markets. They are also surveying the landscape for competitive entrants seeking to disrupt their industry...

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      Mentions: technology
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