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    1. If James Murdoch is the New Tesla Chairman, That’s Bad News for Elon Musk

      If James Murdoch is the New Tesla Chairman, That’s Bad News for Elon Musk

      Ladies and gentlemen, we have board drama at Tesla! I live. I’m going to read some tea leaves, because James Murdoch very rarely speaks on the record. Last week, The New York Times indicated that “some directors” thought Murdoch might do a really good job as the new chairman of the Tesla board, now that Elon Musk is being forced by SEC settlement to step down...

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    2. UK: Top Firms Failing to Increase Number of Ethnic Minority Directors

      UK:  Top Firms Failing to Increase Number of Ethnic Minority Directors

      The number of FTSE 100 company directors from ethnic minority backgrounds has declined in the past year, according to a progress report delivered by the government-backed campaign to boost boardroom diversity. Just 84 of the 1,048 director positions in the 100 biggest companies on the London Stock Exchange are held by a business leader from an ethnic minority, down from 85 last year, in the latest sign of stalling progress to make big companies more representative of the country at large...

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    3. Top Compensated CEO Rankings Criticized as “Too Much” with Top Spot at Over 500 Million USD

      Top Compensated CEO Rankings Criticized as “Too Much” with Top Spot at Over 500 Million USD

      In 2017, the CEO of the US company with the highest board member compensation was Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snap Inc. Spiegel, who is famous for “Snapchat”, earned 504 million USD. In the second and third places were Scott Nuttall and Joseph Y. Bae, both of whom are co-presidents of the major New York based investment company KKR, received over 200 million USD...

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    4. California’s Effort to Boost Women on Corporate Boards Has Studies Behind It

      California’s Effort to Boost Women on Corporate Boards Has Studies Behind It

      When Harvey Weinstein was fired a year ago this week, commentators were quick to point out that all of his board members were men. Similarly, when Leslie Moonves was forced out of CBS last month, many noted that just three of the company’s 14 directors were women. The #MeToo movement has raised a question that often follows corporate disasters: Could this have been avoided if more women were in charge?...

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    5. GM Joins a Surge of S&P 500 Companies With Boards at Gender Parity

      GM Joins a Surge of S&P 500 Companies With Boards at Gender Parity

      (Bloomberg) -- It’s shaping up as a good year for gender parity at the largest U.S. companies -- but there’s still a long way to go. Wednesday’s appointment of Jami Miscik as a General Motors Co. director brings the number of Standard & Poor’s 500 companies with women in half or more of their board seats to at least 11 this year, from about six at the end of 2017, according to Bloomberg data...

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    6. Stop Griping About Wall Street Compensation

      Stop Griping About Wall Street Compensation

      (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Nobody really roots for banks after what happened 10 years ago — except for maybe politicians in New York, who intuitively grasp that banks generate a lot of tax revenue. Bankers and traders aren’t the most sympathetic characters, but a lot of people have lost sight of the fact that a healthy banking system is central to a healthy economy and everyone’s well-being generally...

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    7. Pressure Builds to Open Asia's All-Male Boardrooms to Women

      Pressure Builds to Open Asia's All-Male Boardrooms to Women

      (Bloomberg) -- Asia has long been a laggard in the global struggle to get more women on corporate boards. While countries in other parts of the world have adopted rules to integrate boardrooms, Asian regulators largely have been hands-off. And it shows, with high-profile Asian companies including China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. having all-male boards of directors...

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    8. Elon Musk Has to Step Down as the Chairman of Tesla's Board — Here Are 8 People Who Could Replace Him

      Elon Musk Has to Step Down as the Chairman of Tesla's Board — Here Are 8 People Who Could Replace Him
      • As a result of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla CEO Elon Musk will have to step down as the chairman of the automaker's board of directors for three years.
      • Tesla's board has been criticized for failing to hold Musk accountable for erratic behavior that has at times caused the company's stock price to fall.
      • The Financial Times reported on Wednesday that current Tesla director James Murdoch is the leading candidate to become the board's next chairman...
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    9. Third Point's Loeb Says Campbell Soup's Existing Board Should Not Choose Next CEO

      Third Point's Loeb Says Campbell Soup's Existing Board Should Not Choose Next CEO

      Activist hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb sent a letter to the board of Campbell Soup that strongly suggests the company wait until a new board of directors is in place before selecting a new chief executive officer. Campbell shareholders will elect the board at a Nov. 29 annual meeting and Loeb wants to throw all the current directors out...

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    10. Broadcom and CA Trim Their Losses After the Former Says There Was a 'Fraudulent Memo' Calling for a CIFUS Review of Their Merger

      Broadcom and CA Trim Their Losses After the Former Says There Was a 'Fraudulent Memo' Calling for a CIFUS Review of Their Merger
      • Broadcom and CA shares slid Wednesday after Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called for a federal national security review of their merger.
      • Shares trimmed their losses after Broadcom said there was a "fraudulent memo" circulating around Congress that called for a CIFUS review of their merger.
      • Broadcom announced an $18.9 billion deal to acquire CA in July...
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    11. Sears Adds Board Member with Restructuring Experience as Key Payment Looms

      Sears Adds Board Member with Restructuring Experience as Key Payment Looms

      Sears Holdings has added restructuring expert Alan Carr to its board as the retailer approaches a key debt payment it has already warned it may not meet.

      Carr is CEO of restructuring advisory firm Drivetrain. In his former role as attorney at law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, he served as director of reorganized businesses, the Sears release announcing Carr's appointment said...

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