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    1. Activist Investor RBR Capital Advisors Presses for Credit Suisse Break-Up

      Activist Investor RBR Capital Advisors Presses for Credit Suisse Break-Up

      ZURICH: Activist investor RBR Capital Advisors has launched a campaign to break up Credit Suisse after building up a small stake in Switzerland's second biggest lender.

      A spokesman for the Swiss hedge fund told Reuters on Tuesday it has been talking to the management of the bank which it wants to separate into three different parts...

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    2. BlackRock Supports Effort to Boost Number of Women Board Members

      BlackRock Supports Effort to Boost Number of Women Board Members

      NEW YORK: BlackRock Inc voted for eight proposals pushing US and Canadian companies to adopt policies boosting their boards’ diversity during the most recent quarter, the world’s largest asset manager said on Thursday. BlackRock said it supported the shareholder motions to press companies to develop or disclose policies geared to promote gender diversity...

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    3. Lacking Voting Rights, Snap IPO to Test Fund Governance talk

      Lacking Voting Rights, Snap IPO to Test Fund Governance talk

      Shares sold in a U$3 billion initial public offering by the parent of Snapchat will lack voting power, testing the commitment of big asset managers in their recent fight for investor rights.

      In a registration document on Thursday that it will use to pitch shares to investors, Snap Inc outlined an aggressive expansion plan for its social media network in what would be the biggest U.S. tech IPO since Facebook...

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    4. India’s Tata Sons Appoints New Chairman

      India’s Tata Sons Appoints New Chairman

      India’s salt-to-steel conglomerate Tata Sons Thursday appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran, the chief of its IT services unit, as the new chairman of its board, the company said in a statement. Chandrasekaran, who currently heads software giant Tata Consultancy Services, will take charge from Feb 21 -- replacing former chairman Cyrus Mistry who was ousted by Tata Sons, the holding company of the sprawling US$103bil Tata Group...

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