Ensuring Bad News Gets Above the 77th Floor

Recommended reading or listening: Diane Sanger Memorial Lecture by Nell Minow, sponsored by the SEC Historical Society and delivered on March 17, 2010. Her talk took on a wide range of topics, including:

  • What Karl Marx, Adam Smith, Benjamin Franklin, and Andrew Carnegie had in common,
  • Adventures with Bob Monks,
  • The impact of Lewis Gilbert, current economic problems,
  • Citizens United,
  • The problem of intermediaries,
  • Need for more tagging of SEC data,
  • Client directed voting,
  • Owning Mahowny,
  • The need of shareowners to be able to chose the state of incorporation,
  • Absolute clawbacks,
  • Option and stock grants need to be indexed to peer group (70% of option gains are attributable to the overall market).

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