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    1. BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street are Not Passive on Corporate Governance

      BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street are Not Passive on Corporate Governance

      Three giant investors, BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, now hold the "balance of power" in corporate governance disputes. No longer the silent giants in the background, boards are now dealing with competing agendas from short termism of active managers and the long-term view of passive managers. BlackRock's Pru Bennett says the fund takes a hands-on role in the matters of corporate governance, dispelling the myth that passive funds are hands off...

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    2. Over a Quarter of Sky Investors Oppose James Murdoch as Chairman

      Over a Quarter of Sky Investors Oppose James Murdoch as Chairman

      Almost 30 per cent of voting shareholders at Sky opposed the appointment of James Murdoch as chairman of the European pay TV group on Thursday, with some saying he was too closely linked to his father Rupert Murdoch's media empire. James Murdoch, who became Sky chairman in January, won 71.55 per cent support in a vote to confirm his appointment at the company's annual shareholder meeting, below the 90-plus per cents obtained by other board members...

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    3. Meet Corporate Australia's 20 Female Free Zones

      Meet Corporate Australia's 20 Female Free Zones

      Finally we are winning the war for greater diversity in corporate Australia. Whether the pace is fast enough to meet the institute's target for 30 per cent female representation on boards by 2018 remains an open question.  The issue of gender diversity on boards has certainty arrived and corporate Australia is certainly keen to avoid any government imposition of quotas to force change ...

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