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    1. Boards Of Directors Still Need More Diversity And Youth

      Boards Of Directors Still Need More Diversity And Youth

      The responsibilities facing boards of directors today are very different from what they were years ago, and rightly so. Mostly gone, but not entirely, are the "old boy" networks of good friends of the company chairman. The short meeting and long lunch brigade where business was concluded on a nod and a wink, and where the meeting minutes were passed around for approval immediately after the ...

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    2. As Wall Street Cheers Takeovers, Facebook's Buy Draws Skeptics

      As Wall Street Cheers Takeovers, Facebook's Buy Draws Skeptics

      Merger arbitrageurs used to have an easy calculus. When a big-time corporate takeover was announced they would go long the target, short the acquirer and pick up a few pennies on the dollar for their trouble. These days the trade is going the other way, with corporate buyers being rewarded by Wall Street for having the gumption to use their cash for something beyond dividends and share repurchases. Take the example Wednesdaymorning, when Signet Jewelers raced higher after agreeing to pony up $1.4 billion for diamond-dealing rival Zale Corporation.

       

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    3. Newly Elected President Of Institute of Medicine Is On The Pepsico Board Of Directors

      Newly Elected President Of Institute of Medicine Is On The Pepsico Board Of Directors

      Earlier today I reported the news that Victor Dzau, the chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and the CEO of the Duke University Health System, would become the next president of the Institute of Medicine. But I  failed to remember that I had written about Dzau several years ago. I think it will be of interest to many observers that Dzau currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pepsico. I've asked the IOM for a comment about this.

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    4. How Carl Icahn Won Big In Actavis' $25B Deal For Forest Labs

      How Carl Icahn Won Big In Actavis' $25B Deal For Forest Labs

      For more than four years, billionaire investor Carl Icahn made a huge bet on Forest Laboratories, agitating for change at the drug maker. With more than an 11% stake in the company, Forest Labs was Icahn’s biggest trading position going into 2013 and his second biggest trading position going into 2014—trailing only his bet on Apple. He is the company’s second-biggest shareholder...

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    5. Critical: 'Not Just What The Numbers Are: But Why They Are What They Are'

      Critical: 'Not Just What The Numbers Are: But Why They Are What They Are'

      "Management accounting is a critical aspect of the finance function because it informs the board, investors and management why the numbers are what they are, not just what the numbers are" says Douglas Flint, Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings. He was speaking about the launch of a comprehensive framework to bring consistency to global management accounting practices around the world.

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    6. New Herbalife Convertible Struggling On Nasty Day: An Update

      New Herbalife Convertible Struggling On Nasty Day: An Update

      Early today I wrote about the billion-dollar convertible bond Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) announced this morning. This bond is the latest salvo in the fight between activist investor Bill Ackman, who thinks Herbalife is a pyramid scheme and has wagered accordingly, and the company.  Herbalife is planning to use a large portion of the new bond’s proceeds to buy back its stock, trying to offset Ackman’s recent upper hand...

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    7. Herbalife Launches Big Stock Buyback And Debt Offering

      Herbalife Launches Big Stock Buyback And Debt Offering

      The hedge fund billionaire William Ackman, who has said he will go to the end of the Earth to destroy Herbalife, saw some success in January as shares of the diet shake seller fell to start the year on news that a U.S. senator together with regulators from Canada to China have taken an interest in the company's business practices. But to kick off February, has launched a widely  anticipated counter-offensive to protect its stock...

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    8. How Much Of A Difference Can One Woman Make on Diversity ?

      How Much Of A Difference Can One Woman Make on Diversity ?

      The answer to that question is "A great deal, when that woman has already scaled high walls to get where she is." The woman in question here is Fiona Woolf, new Lord Mayor of the City of London. She has wasted no time since taking office. At the start, she made it clear that her tenure would be about restoring the values and the reputation of London's financial sector. Unsurprising then, that seeking to widen diversity is also an imperative...

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    9. Alcoa Reaches Settlement With SEC And DOJ Over Bahraini Bribery Scandal

      Alcoa Reaches Settlement With SEC And DOJ Over Bahraini Bribery Scandal

      A bribery scandal involving an aluminum company, Middle Eastern government officials and hundreds of millions of dollars is coming to a close: aluminum producer has reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice over charges of bribing Bahraini officials, the organizations announced Thursday morning...

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    10. Crocs Nets $200 Million Investment From Blackstone, Announces Stock Repurchase Program

      Crocs Nets $200 Million Investment From Blackstone, Announces Stock Repurchase Program

      The company known for its lightweight shoes just got a heavy-duty investment from a leading investment firm: announced late Sunday night that it has entered into a partnership with Blackstone, who will purchase $200 million of Crocs convertible preferred stock. As a result of this investment, Crocs stock is surging in early market activity Monday morning...

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    11. Codes Of Conduct Gain Traction As 'Comply Or Explain' Embraced By Japan Investors

      Codes Of Conduct Gain Traction As 'Comply Or Explain' Embraced By Japan Investors

      A belief that codes of conduct remain the best way to guide business forward is at the basis of the United Kingdom's 'comply or explain' approach to corporate governance. Its Corporate Governance Code is regularly reviewed and consultation forms the basis of any changes. While the latest annual review by the UK watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) of the Corporate Governance and ...

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