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    1. Pershing Square, Valeant asked to appear for hearing on insider trading suit (VRX, Agn)

      Pershing Square, Valeant asked to appear for hearing on insider trading suit (VRX, Agn)

      Pershing Square, Valeant asked to appear for hearing on insider trading suit (VRX, AGN) Reuters Jan. 3, 2018, 01:02 AM Jan 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. court on Tuesday asked Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor Bill Ackman's Pershing Square to appear for a hearing to discuss the proposed settlement in an insider trading lawsuit.

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    2. Boardroom Talk: 2018 Will See the Rise of the Chief Automation Officer

      Boardroom Talk: 2018 Will See the Rise of the Chief Automation Officer

      in Singapore by Rezwana Manjur Boardroom talk: 2018 will see the rise of the chief automation officer According to recruitment firm Hays, due to new technologies, there will be increased demand for chief automation officers (CAOs). Hays CEO, Alistair Cox said that across the boardroom table, business leaders may also start seeing more CAOs have a say as businesses recognise AI’s revolutionary potential, but remain alert to the unforeseen impact it could have on their business model.

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    3. Top Canadian CEOs made more than 200 times average worker — study

      Top Canadian CEOs made more than 200 times average worker — study

      Top Canadian CEOs made more than 200 times average worker — study Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Tweet MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Canada's 100 highest paid CEOs made more than 200 times the income of the ordinary worker in 2016, raking in an average Can$10.4 million (US$8.3 million), a study found yesterday. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives said CEO pay in 2016 was the highest it had been since the 2008 global recession.

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    4. Alexion Pharmaceuticals : Agrees to Work With Hedge Fund Elliott on Filling Board Seat--Update

      Alexion Pharmaceuticals : Agrees to Work With Hedge Fund Elliott on Filling Board Seat--Update

       Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Tuesday it will work with hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. on filling an open board seat. The move comes as the rare-disease drugmaker has been facing pressure from the activist investor, which has pushed for changes in recent years at companies including aluminum parts maker Arconic Inc. and Brocade Communication Systems, now part of Broadcom Ltd.

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    5. Warren Buffett Has Won his $1 Million Bet Against the Hedge Fund Industry

      Warren Buffett Has Won his $1 Million Bet Against the Hedge Fund Industry
      • In 2007, Warren Buffett entered a million-dollar bet with fund manager Protégé Partners that the S&P 500 would beat a basket of hedge funds over the next decade.
      • His S&P 500 index fund compounded a 7.1% annual gain over 10 years, beating an average increase of 2.2% by the basket of funds selected by Protégé Partners.
      • The prize money will go to Girls Inc. of Omaha.
      • Buffett took issue with hedge funds' high fees and their promise of outperforming the market...
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    6. Alexion and Elliott Agree to Collaborate on Identifying a New Board Member

      Alexion and Elliott Agree to Collaborate on Identifying a New Board Member

      NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) said today that its Board of Directors and Elliott have agreed to work collaboratively to promptly identify a new member to join the Alexion Board. Alexion announced in November that it had a search underway to ...

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    7. Nelson Peltz Will Carry 'Recent Perspective' to P&G: CalSTRS

      Nelson Peltz Will Carry 'Recent Perspective' to P&G: CalSTRS

      Naming hedge-fund billionaire Nelson Peltz to the Procter & Gamble board will be beneficial to shareholders, Anne Sheehan, director of corporate governance at CalSTRS, told CNBC on Friday. for a board seat earlier this week after the initial results showed he failed to secure enough votes. can still ...

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    8. Bill Ackman Just \Took a $200 Million Hit to His Reputation

      Bill Ackman Just \Took a $200 Million Hit to His Reputation
      • Billionaire investor Bill Ackman and his firm Pershing Square, along with Valeant Pharmaceuticals, will pay just under $300 million to settle an insider-trading suit over their attempt to buy pharmaceutical firm Allergan in 2014.
      • Ackman will pay the lion's share, contrary to a previous agreement he struck with Valeant.
      • This is yet another in a series of missteps that have been tarnishing Ackman's reputation since he partnered with Valeant...
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    9. Netflix Grants CEO Reed Hastings $28.7 Million in Company Stock Options for 2018

      Netflix Grants CEO Reed Hastings $28.7 Million in Company Stock Options for 2018

       

      • Netflix will give its CEO Reed Hastings $28.7 million in company stock options for 2018.
      • Hastings received $21 million in stock options from Netflix in 2017.
      • His base annual salary will drop from $850,000 to $700,000.
      • Hastings' net worth is estimated at $2.2 billion.

      Reed Hastings, Netflix’s chairman and CEO, is set to receive $28.7 million in company stock options for 2018 in addition to an annual salary of $700,000...

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      Mentions: Investors CEO SEC
    10. RBS Investors Push for New Shareholder Committee to Scrutinise Governance Issues

      RBS Investors Push for New Shareholder Committee to Scrutinise Governance Issues

      More than 100 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) investors have thrown their support behind plans for a shareholder committee, meant to address corporate governance issues at the UK lender. ShareSoc, the UK’s individual shareholder society, is set to deliver documents relating to the proposed resolution to RBS’s London offices on Friday afternoon in the hope that it will be put to a shareholder vote at the bank’s annual general meeting in May 2018...

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    11. SandRidge Energy Terminates Bonanza Creek Deal

      SandRidge Energy Terminates Bonanza Creek Deal

      (Reuters) - Oil and gas producer SandRidge Energy ( SD.N ) on Thursday backed out from its plan to buy smaller rival Bonanza Creek Energy ( BCEI.N ), giving in to pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn and other shareholders. Oklahoma-based SandRidge, which emerged from bankruptcy last year, had said in November that it would pay $746 million for Bonanza Creek to expand its presence in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of Colorado...

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    12. SoftBank Will Buy at Least 15% of Uber Shares at a Huge Discount from the Original $69 Billion Valuation

      SoftBank Will Buy at Least 15% of Uber Shares at a Huge Discount from the Original $69 Billion Valuation
      • Employees and shareholders have agreed to sell at least 15% of Uber to SoftBank.
      • SoftBank will buy the shares at a 30% discount.
      • SoftBank may also invest $1 billion in Uber at the company's original $69 billion valuation.

      SoftBank is buying as much of 15% of Uber shares at a whopping 30% discount, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal...

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      Mentions: CEO Uber crisis
    13. Icahn's Bet on Copper Miner Is Paying Off After Two-Year Wait

      Icahn's Bet on Copper Miner Is Paying Off After Two-Year Wait

      Carl Icahn ’s investment in Freeport-McMoRan Inc. is finally looking up. The Phoenix-based miner’s stock has surged more than 30 percent in the past month on the back of a historic rally in copper prices. The red metal is up for its 10th straight day and is on course for its longest winning streak since 1989. Billionaire investor Icahn disclosed an 8.5 percent activist stake in stock and options in Freeport in the third quarter of 2015...

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    14. Netflix Gives Top Executives a Big Raise, Citing the New Tax Law as the Reason

      Netflix Gives Top Executives a Big Raise, Citing the New Tax Law as the Reason

      Netflix Inc. said Thursday that it plans to increase the annual salary for a number of its top executives in 2018, and cited the recently passed tax overhaul for the change. Most notably, Netflix NFLX, +3.47% Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos will earn a $12 million base salary in 2018, after bringing in a salary of just $1 million in each of the past three years, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission...

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    15. Brexit ‘Making UK More Attractive’ to Investors

      Brexit ‘Making UK More Attractive’ to Investors

      Brexit ‘making UK more attractive’ to investors Depressed valuations leading to more investment, says Cevian co-founder about 3 hours ago Brexit ‘probably more a positive than a negative’, said Christer Gardell. Brexit is making the UK more attractive to investors by depressing valuations, according to Europe’s largest activist shareholder, flush with cash from the sector’s biggest-ever exit...

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    16. Apple's Board Says that Tim Cook has to Fly Private from now on 'in the Interests of Security and Efficiency'

      Apple's Board Says that Tim Cook has to Fly Private from now on 'in the Interests of Security and Efficiency'

      Apple CEO Tim Cook is now required by Apple's board of directors to fly on private aircraft, even for personal travel.

      • Apple says it's for security and safety reasons.
      • Tim Cook racked up $93,109 in personal travel costs for Apple in 2017, which counts as part of his compensation package.
      • Cook made $12,825,066 in total compensation at Apple in 2017.
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