Archive | April, 2012

EW Scripps (SSP): How I Voted

E.W. Scripps (SSP) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/2/2012. Voting ends 5/1 on Moxy Vote’s proxy voting platform, which listed three “good causes,” including two consolidations, when I checked and voted on 4/30. ProxyDemocracy.org had only one fund voting. (more…)

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HESS: How I Voted

Hess Corporation (HESS) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/2/2012. Voting ends 5/1 on Moxy Vote’s proxy voting platform, which listed five “good causes,” including two consolidations, when I checked and voted on 4/27. ProxyDemocracy.org had only one fund voting. (more…)

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EMC: How I Voted

EMC Corporation (EMC) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/1/2012. Voting ends 4/30 on Moxy Vote’s proxy voting platform, which listed six “good causes,” including two consolidations, when I checked and voted on 4/27. ProxyDemocracy.org had three funds voting. (more…)

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ROVI: How I Voted

Rovi Corporation (ROVI) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/1/2012. Voting ends 4/30 on Moxy Vote’s proxy voting platform, which listed no recommendations from “good causes” when I checked and voted on 4/27. ProxyDemocracy.org had only three funds voting. (more…)

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IRRC Announces Research Competition

The Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) Institute announce its second annual competition for research that examines the interaction of the real economy with investment theory. Two papers – one academic and one practitioner – each will receive the “2013 IRRC Institute Research Award” along with a $10,000 award.  A blue-ribbon panel of renowned judges with […]

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Shareholder Activism: Stanford Rock – Part 2 of 3

This was the second in a three part overview of shareholder activism, beginning with the history and an overview of the key players in the space; continuing with a behind-the-scenes look at non-contentious shareholder engagement and how its impacting companies and the market; and ending with an overview of proxy fights, PR wars and activist […]

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NACD Fellowships Awarded

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced the highest level of director credentialing–NACD Fellowship–for 303 corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. (more…)

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Review: Shareholder Democracies?

Shareholder Democracies?: Corporate Governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850 addresses a central issue. Current governance structures often allow managers to pursue their own interests. According to some, a dissemblance of democracy has led to “elitism and self-interest in the boardroom,” resulting in (more…)

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Bank of America (BAC): What Would We Do As Owners?

Bank of America executives, investors, and opponents alike reacted with surprise to yesterday’s news—posted for two hours on Dow Jones Newswire and elsewhere—that the mammoth financial institution, realizing it was heading for a taxpayer bailout, was asking Americans to start thinking about what they’ll do with the bank once they own it, and to start […]

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Review: Investing in Japan

Investing in Japan by Steven Towns carries the subtitle, “There is no stock market as undervalued and as misunderstood as Japan.” Towns might be right. He guides the reader to plenty of undervalued companies but (more…)

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SEC Reforms Economic Analysis

SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro testified today before the Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs Oversight and Government Reform Committee, U.S. House of Representatives.  Excerpts below: (more…)

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Kellogg (K): How I Voted

Kellogg (K) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 4/20/2012. Voting ends 4/19 on Moxy Vote’s proxy voting platform, which listed recommendations from five “good causes,” including two consolidations. ProxyDemocracy.org had only one fund voting. (more…)

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Citigroup (C): How I Voted

Citigroup (C) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 4/17/2012. Voting ends 4/16 on Moxy Vote’s proxy voting platform, which listed recommendations from ten “good (more…)

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Upcoming Shareowner Meetings

Powered by Jackie Cook’s Fund Votes, a handy list of upcoming meetings. Research voting guidelines at FundVotes, how respected funds and advocates have voted at Proxy Democracy and MoxyVote. Vote proxies using Moxy Vote’s (more…)

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Schlumberger (SLB): How I Voted

Schlumberger (SLB) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 4/11/2012 in Curacao, frequently referred to as “one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets,” and not easy to get to from (more…)

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