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    1. There are 2 ways America's Biggest Companies Dole out Cash to Shareholders — and one is way better than the other

      There are 2 ways America's Biggest Companies Dole out Cash to Shareholders — and one is way better than the other

      REUTERS

      • Companies that consistently buyback their shares outperform those that regularly pay dividends, according to Citi's Tobias Levkovich.
      • Buybacks have helped support stocks at times when mutual funds and other large investors backed off.
      • Critics of buybacks say that they're often done solely to meet Wall Street's earnings-per-share estimates and help company executives earn bonuses tied to stock performance...
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    2. Women Are Gaining Seats Without Power on Corporate America's Boards

      Women Are Gaining Seats Without Power on Corporate America's Boards

      The biggest U.S. companies, which have been promoting women directors amid evidence that gender diversity can lead to better financial results, give those women fewer leadership roles once they're on the board, according to a study. Among lead independent directors in the S&P 1500 in 2015, 57 were female compared with 539 who were men, according to the report, written by Yaron Nili, an assistant professor of law at the University of Wisconsin Law School...

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    3. UBS Chairman Axel Weber Tells us the Main Difference Between his Careers in Academia and Banking

      UBS Chairman Axel Weber Tells us the Main Difference Between his Careers in Academia and Banking
      • UBS chairman Axel Weber talks to Business Insider about his career.
      • Weber says he misses the "regular interaction" with people at the start of their careers he had as an academic and has to make time to meet younger employees.
      • Weber says he moved on from academia after 20 years to learn new things.
      • You can read the first part of Business Insider's interview with Weber here.

      ZURICH, Switzerland — Axel Weber, chairman of Swiss bank UBS, has seen it all...

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    4. Facebook’s Stock Structure Gives Mark Zuckerberg a Blank Check — Investors Were OK with that, But the World Can’t Afford to Be

      Facebook’s Stock Structure Gives Mark Zuckerberg a Blank Check — Investors Were OK with that, But the World Can’t Afford to Be
      • Facebook is under scrutiny for how it handled its knowledge that Cambridge Analytica illicitly collected data on 50 million of its users.
      • In the wake of the news, Facebook's stock plunged 7% amid worries that it was practically inviting Congress to step in and regulate its network.
      • This scandal, along with the news that Russian-linked groups exploited Facebook's network to try to influence the 2016 election, might have other CEOs worried about their jobs...
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    5. New Tax Law Affects Executive Compensation

      New Tax Law Affects Executive Compensation

      The final tax reform bill signed by President Trump on December 21, 2017 makes substantial changes to executive compensation paid by private and public companies and non-profit organizations. But it could have been worse. Significant restrictions on nonqualified deferred compensation plans were removed from the final bill...

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    6. The Fix for Misleading ‘CEO Pay Ratios’

      The Fix for Misleading ‘CEO Pay Ratios’

      In the coming weeks, many public companies in the U.S. will disclose for the first time their “pay ratios”—the CEO’s compensation divided by the median employee’s. The requirement to provide this ratio was included in the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. But comparing the figures among different companies—and particularly different industries—will hardly be a straightforward task...

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    7. Michael Bloomberg Says Too Many American CEOs are Failing Shareholders in a key Way

      Michael Bloomberg Says Too Many American CEOs are Failing Shareholders in a key Way
      • In addition to overseeing his media business, Michael Bloomberg has been a climate-related activist since leaving his role as New York City mayor.
      • Bloomberg spoke at the CECP's CEO Investor Forum in February, dedicated to finding fixes to what its board considers to be toxic short-termism among public American companies.
      • He said that CEOs of public companies should consider climate change as a financial issue, and that the burden is on them to convince investors of their long-term plans...
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    8. United States: What Directors Need To Know In 2018 About Board Diversity

      United States: What Directors Need To Know In 2018 About Board Diversity

      Investors Are Challenging Companies On Board Diversity In 2017, investors challenged many public company boards 1 to improve their gender, racial, and ethnic diversity. 2 Institutional investors, such as CalPERS 3 and NYC Pension Funds, 4 as well as large mutual fund companies, such as State Street Global Advisers and BlackRock, Inc., 5 have made their message very clear to existing boards: make reasonable commitments and progress toward adding women and minorities to your board, or be prepared to be challenged for re- election. One investor explained to me that gender diversity was the initial ...

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    9. How to Move From the Boardroom to the Beltway : Lessons From CEOs

      How to Move From the Boardroom to the Beltway : Lessons From CEOs

      Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national economic adviser Gary Cohn are just the latest corporate chieftains to stumble in the transition from the autonomous confines of the corner suite to the political pressure cooker in Washington. It is easy to see why a cabinet post or White House position -- the frequent landing spot in Washington for senior executives -- appeals to those who have spent a career climbing to the top of the corporate ladder...

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    10. Why Walt Disney Investors Sent a Shocking Message to Leadership

      Why Walt Disney Investors Sent a Shocking Message to Leadership

      Why Walt Disney Investors Sent a Shocking Message to Leadership The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) sent a powerful message to CEO Bob Iger this month by rejecting the executive compensation plan laid out for him and other C-suite executives. Preliminary results found 52% of shareholders voted against Disney's plan while 44% voted in favor (4% abstained from the vote)...

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    11. The Other Side of the Equation: Questions you Must ask When Considering a Board Opportunity

      The Other Side of the Equation:  Questions you Must ask When Considering a Board Opportunity
      Interviewing for a board seat seems like a dream come true for many. It may feel like the capstone of a career marked by regular progression and success. However, this dream can turn out to be a nightmare as not all companies, and hence boards, are unflawed. Our image of the utopian boardroom is just that, an image. Most boards, like the people that comprise them are imperfect. Companies face challenges and risks that are complex beyond the scope of this article. As such, before becoming too enamored it is important to do the diligence and ask the right questions ...
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    12. The Cost to Shareholders of Picking the Wrong CEOs is a Stunning $112 Billion a Each Year

      The Cost to Shareholders of Picking the Wrong CEOs is a Stunning $112 Billion a Each Year

      As the public debates the merits of the recent corporate tax cuts, most people are dangerously oblivious to a bigger and in the long run costlier problem: that of picking the wrong CEOs to lead companies in the first place. After all, even the most aggressive tax cut affects only a relatively small portion of a company’s income. But a CEO chosen to lead a business impacts its entire bottom line and the livelihood and well-being of every employee and their families...

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    13. CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure: What We’ve Seen in Filings So Far

      CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure: What We’ve Seen in Filings So Far

      As proxy season gets started, we have already seen quite a few proxy statements and other filings, like Forms 10-K, that include the CEO pay ratio disclosures required by Dodd-Frank. In these filings, some consistent themes have arisen as well as some items and language that companies may want to consider including in their upcoming proxy statements...

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