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    1. Campbell Soup Is Bracing for a Showdown With Activist Investor Third Point

      Campbell Soup Is Bracing for a Showdown With Activist Investor Third Point

      Mark Nov. 29 on your calendar. That’s the day Campbell Soup (ticker: CPB), in a full proxy filed Thursday, set for the showdown between the company and activist investor Third Point, which is seeking to replace the entire Campbell Soup board. To say Third Point was unimpressed with Campbell’s recent strategic review would be an understatement...

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    2. Wells Fargo, Bank of America CEOs Earn Biggest

      Wells Fargo, Bank of America CEOs Earn Biggest

      The financial industry is gradually becoming more transparent to its customers, but also to its employees. Complying with the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, firms have begun to disclose their CEO pay compared with their median employee’s pay. InvestmentNews looked at their proxy filings and found that Wells Fargo ’s Tim Sloan was best-paid relative to his employees in 2017...

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    3. Where the SEC Nominees Stand on Fiduciary

      Where the SEC Nominees Stand on Fiduciary

      Photo: Getty Images Of the Trump administration’s two SEC nominees, one has blasted the DOL fiduciary rule, while the other’s position on the rule is unknown, writes InvestmentNews . Republican Hester Peirce, a senior fellow at the conservative Mercatus Center at George Mason University, has written that the rule is “rooted in the belief that investors cannot choose for themselves.” She has called for the SEC to take the lead on investor protection, and has called for a disclosure-based approach. Democrat Robert L. Jackson Jr., meanwhile, doesn’t appeared to have publically stated a view on the fiduciary rule ...

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    4. States Push for Investor-Related Protections as Feds Back Away

      States Push for Investor-Related Protections as Feds Back Away

      State regulators are placing more emphasis on investor protection, amid a federal pullback, CNBC reports. There are several examples of this trend in action. On Tuesday, Massachusetts announced an investigation into how several top U.S. brokerages handle customer buy and sell orders. Earlier in the summer, Nevada introduced a new fiduciary standard for brokers working in the state, even as a federal rule has been partially delayed...

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      Mentions: Dodd-Frank SEC
    5. Investor Matt Drapkin Shakes Up Small Companies

      Investor Matt Drapkin Shakes Up Small Companies

      Activist investor Matt Drapkin practices big-stick diplomacy in the small-company world. When he sees management teams destroying shareholder value at what should be profitable companies, Drapkin asks for a seat on the board of directors—nicely, at first.

      “There is an if-you-don’t path,” says Drapkin, 44, founding CEO of hedge fund shop Northern Right Capital Management. “It’s more hostile and aggressive and I’d prefer not to go down...

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