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Standing Voting Instructions Ban Suppresses Retail Vote

Standing Voting Instructions: Reviewed

Standing Voting Instructions: Empowering the Excluded Retail Investor by Jill E Fisch just could be the most important article on corporate governance this year… if it is widely read and acted on. Download at ecgi, Penn Law or SSRN. The above photo is from Small Investors Support the Boards. But Few of Them Vote, The New York […]

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At CalPERS: One Pleads the 5th, One Quits

CalPERS announced that Kurato Shimada resigned yesterday to focus on “personal matters.” “It’s with sadness that I accepted Kurato Shimada’s resignation from our Board today,” said Rob Feckner, CalPERS Board President. “We appreciate his desire to focus on personal matters and wish him well.” CalPERS will be scheduling a special election to fill his vacant […]

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At CalPERS: One Pleads the 5th, One Quits

CalPERS announced that Kurato Shimada resigned yesterday to focus on “personal matters.” “It’s with sadness that I accepted Kurato Shimada’s resignation from our Board today,” said Rob Feckner, CalPERS Board President. “We appreciate his desire to focus on personal matters and wish him well.” CalPERS will be scheduling a special election to fill his vacant […]

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"Corrected" Ballot at Altrea Tips Votes to Management

The latest development in the case of unfair ballots favoring management at Altrea is that Broadridge has now “corrected” the language on their voter information form (VIF) for the shareowner proposal to eliminate supermajority voting requirements. However, the “correction” fails to accurately portray the proposal at all, and simply places yet another hurdle in the […]

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The New Normal

Stephen Barth & Joshua Agen argue our traditional market-based, capitalistic, macro-economic business environment may be entering a new era, dubbed the “new normal,” characterized by slower domestic economic growth; more government involvement in private business through increased regulation, taxation and direct intervention; a relatively weak dollar; long-term inflation risk; and overall increased business risk aversion. […]

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