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CalPERS Election Rules: Comments

CalPERS election rules, an obscure topic for most. Although the board of administration of CalPERS is very powerful, interest in CalPERS election rules is low. When proposed rules were discussed at a recent public meeting, I was the only one to…

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February 2002

Employees, Our Most Important Resource Most companies say their employees are their most important resource. Yet, they pay their CEOs more that 500 times the average worker. Successful companies with employees stock ownership plans (ESOPs) far…

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CalPERS

CalPERS and PERSwatch.net This is a placeholder for some archived material on CalPERS. I am finally taking down my PERSwatch site and will maintain what remains of value on this site as time allows. For several years, using the internet site…

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CalPERS muzzles critics

CalPERS Ballot rules protect board, keep others in the dark “Self-serving” is what one critic called the vote last week to sharply limit what candidates for the California Public Employees Retirement System board can include in their…

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Archives: October 2001

Code Compliance Listed on Italian Stock Exchange Site The Italian Stock Exchange site now includes information concerning the level of compliance with the Exchange’s voluntary corporate governance code. Unicredito SpA and Banca di Roma SpA are…

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August 2003

Asian Business Dialogue on Corporate Governance 2003 The Asian Corporate Governance Association will hold its Third Annual Conference–the “Asian Business Dialogue on Corporate Governance 2003”–on Thursday, October 16, 2003…

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Archives: September 2001

World Council for Corporate Governance to Hold Conference The Council’s mission is to make a difference to national economies by improving the quality of their corporate governance practices. They hope to become a leading provider of…

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A Response to Yves Smith on CalPERS

Yes, The Twelve Days of CalPERS by Yves Smith at naked capitalism is very witty, but it plays into the hands of those who would like to see public pensions dismantled. I like some of the work Yves Smith has have been reporting on CalPERS, which…

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Elect Flaherman and Brown to CalPERS

Keep CalPERS healthy; vote for Flaherman and Brown. Ballots have been mailed out to more than 1.5 million CalPERS members. They must be received by October 2nd to count. This is probably the most important election the $333B+ System has ever held,…

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Archives: September 2000

Proxy Monitor Acquires Investors Research Bureau Proxy Monitor, a leading proxy voting advisor to institutional investors, announced its acquisition of Investors Research Bureau, Inc., publisher of Securities Class Action Alert, the authoritative…

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CalPERS Candidate Forum

As some of you may know, during the last 25 years I’ve run for the CalPERS Board more than anyone, raising issues like gifts, placement agents and generally fighting for higher ethical standards. For years, I tried to get elections regulated by…

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Archives: April 2000

Advisors to Disclose Vote Policies See my “Comments on SEC Proposed Rule: File No. S7-10-00.“ In 1988 the Department of Labor (DOL) set forth the opinion that, since proxy voting can add value, voting rights are subject to the same…

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Archives: February 2001

Allied Owners Action Fund to Call it Quits Allied opened for business the same day the Nasdaq reached its all-time high. Now according to “Heard on the Net” at the Wall Street Journal (2/27), the fund is shutting down and returning the…

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Archives: June 1999

SEC considers expanding reporting requirements for financial relationships between board members and their chief executives. Revisions are being proposed by the Council of Institutional Investors. Personal, professional, and financial relationships…

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Corporate Governance WABAC Machine

Corporate Governance Publisher’s Note: Yes, you’ll find many broken links in the material referenced below. After 5, 10 and 15 years, the internet moves on. Many of the organization’s linked have since gone under. We’re just glad to still be here,…

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Opening Essay

James McRitchie The following essay appeared on the front page of my website for a decade or so with various minor edits and updates. Some links my now be out-dated. Since 1995 the Corporate Governance site at CorpGov.net has facilitated the…

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