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    1. UK: Royal Mail Loses the Plot Disregarding Shareholders Anger Over Boardroom Pay

      UK:  Royal Mail Loses the Plot Disregarding Shareholders Anger Over Boardroom Pay

      Ni-Chionna is unrepentant in spite of an overwhelming rejection of Back’s pay package and a golden handshake for former chief executive Moya Greene. That she should also be in charge of remuneration at Burberry where pay, bonuses and expenses are famously excessive is inexplicable. Holding down six jobs (many of us have trouble with one) obviously is taking its toll on sound judgement...

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    2. Barclays Agrees to Meet Corporate Raider Edward Bramson in Private Avoiding a Public Showdown

      Barclays Agrees to Meet Corporate Raider Edward Bramson in Private Avoiding a Public Showdown

      Corporate raider Edward Bramson is Barclays' third largest investor Barclays has avoided a public showdown with corporate raider Edward Bramson by agreeing to see him in private. The activist investor stayed home in New York rather than heading to the lender’s annual meeting, where it had been rumoured he would make his case for a radical shake-up...

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    3. Blackrock Pledges to Crack Down on Fat-Cat Pay and Hold its Board Members Accountable

      Blackrock Pledges to Crack Down on Fat-Cat Pay and Hold its Board Members Accountable

      Blackrock has pledged to hold its board members accountable and crack down on fat-cat pay. The investment management company said it will vote against committee chairmen when it believes pay doesn’t match performance. Speaking to MPs during a business, energy and industrial strategy committee hearing, managing director Amra Balic said: ‘The key thing we will be doing is holding boards accountable.’ New dawn: Blackrock has pledged to hold its board members accountable and crack down on fat-cat pay She added that there is a ‘disconnect’ between executive pay and workers’ pay in the UK due to complex wage systems ...

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    4. Rolls-Royce Chief Backs Theresa May’s Proposal to Put Workers on Boards

      Rolls-Royce Chief Backs Theresa May’s Proposal to Put Workers on Boards

      Rolls-Royce's chief executive has said he is in favour of Theresa May’s controversial plan to put workers in the boardroom. Warren East is the highest-profile boss to come out in support of the Prime Minister’s proposal, which has sparked unease among business leaders. He said his personal view was that workers on boards helped communication, citing Germany, where worker representation is common...

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    5. Hedge Fund Firm Elliott Advisors, Known for Shaking Up Underperforming Trusts, Builds 5 per cent stake in British Empire

      Hedge Fund Firm Elliott Advisors, Known for Shaking Up Underperforming Trusts, Builds 5 per cent stake in British Empire

      comments Activist investor group Elliott Advisors may have set its sights on a new target. The hedge fund firm known for shaking up underperforming trusts has built a 5 per cent stake in British Empire Trust. Elliott has held a significant stake in rival Alliance Trust, where it has fought to improve corporate governance and investment returns. Its influence led to a reshuffle of the trust’s board and the resignation of its chief executive. British Empire Trust is another underperformer...

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