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    1. Activist Investor Third Point Builds Stake in Richemont

      Activist Investor Third Point Builds Stake in Richemont

      ZURICH, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Activist hedge fund Third Point has built a stake in luxury goods group Richemont, online news platform Miss Tweed and the Financial Times reported. Third Point, controlled by billionaire investor Daniel Loeb, and U.S.-based fund Artisan Partners, which has a 1.2% stake in Richemont, are pressing the owner of jewellery brand Cartier to improve its performance, the media reports said, citing sources familiar with the matter...

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    2. Xponential Fitness Appoints Chelsea A. Grayson to Board of Directors

      Xponential Fitness Appoints Chelsea A. Grayson to Board of Directors

      Xponential Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: XPOF) (“Xponential” or “the Company”), a curator of leading boutique fitness brands, announced that effective today Chelsea A. Grayson has been appointed to serve as an independent director. Ms. Grayson will also serve on the Company’s Audit Committee...

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    3. SEC Breathes New Life into 2015 Executive Compensation Clawback Rule

      SEC Breathes New Life into 2015 Executive Compensation Clawback Rule

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday voted to revive a rule, left unfinished since 2015, that would expand the regulator's powers to clawback executives' compensation when a company had to restate its financials due to a compliance lapse. The SEC said it would seek a further round of public feedback on the rule, which was mandated by Congress following the 2007-2009 financial crisis, with a view to finalizing the rule likely next year...

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    4. NextCure : Announces New Appointments to its Board of Directors

      NextCure : Announces New Appointments to its Board of Directors

      BELTSVILLE, Md., October 4, 2021 - NextCure, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering and developing novel, first-in-class immunomedicines to treat cancer and other immune-related diseases, today announced the appointments of Ellen G. Feigal, M.D., and Anne Borgman, M.D., to its Board of Directors...

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    5. Walgreens Boots Alliance Weighing Deal to Buy Evolent Health

      Walgreens Boots Alliance Weighing Deal to Buy Evolent Health

      (Reuters) - Pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc is considering an acquisition of healthcare IT firm Evolent Health Inc, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Shares of Arlington, Virginia-based Evolent rose as much as 18% after the report, before paring some gains to trade up nearly 9%. The talks are ongoing and there is no certainty Walgreens will move forward with an offer to buy the company, according to the report...

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    6. Bank of Ireland Blames Irish Pay Cap as CFO Announces Departure

      Bank of Ireland Blames Irish Pay Cap as CFO Announces Departure

      DUBLIN (Reuters) - Bank of Ireland blamed state-imposed curbs on bankers pay and bonuses for the announcement on Monday that Chief Financial Officer Myles O'Grady would leave the bank for a role outside the financial sector. Ireland capped executive pay at 500,000 euros ($552,300) a year during the euro zone's costliest banking rescue more than a decade ago...

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    7. SSE Reportedly Close to Being Split Up After Activist Campaign

      SSE Reportedly Close to Being Split Up After Activist Campaign

      SSE plc (LSE:SSE) is close to being split into two separate blue-chip companies following pressure from a Wall Street activist. The Daily Telegraph has learnt that SSE, chaired by former civil service head Sir John Manzoni, could announce the plans in the coming weeks at the company's interim results. Insiders cautioned that the split was yet to be finalised and the board could still decide to sell to one of the businesses to private equity or scrap the plans altogether...

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    8. Activist Bluebell Urges Solvay's Board to Oust CEO Over Sea Discharge

      Activist Bluebell Urges Solvay's Board to Oust CEO Over Sea Discharge

      LONDON (Reuters) - Activist Bluebell Capital Partners has urged Belgian chemicals company Solvay to replace Chief Executive Ilham Kadri, saying she had failed to stop the discharge into the sea of waste from a soda ash production plant in Italy. The move is part of Bluebell's campaign aimed at creating change at companies it says are falling short on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and reflects a growing trend among activists to target companies over ESG shortcomings...

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    9. Robbins LLP Reminds Investors that Live Ventures Inc. (LIVE) is Being Sued for Misleading Shareholders | MarketScreener

      Robbins LLP Reminds Investors that Live Ventures Inc. (LIVE) is Being Sued for Misleading Shareholders | MarketScreener

      Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP reminds investors that a class action was filed on behalf of all persons and entities that purchased or otherwise acquired Live Ventures Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVE) securities between December 28, 2016 and August 3, 2021, for violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Live Ventures is a holding company. Until 2015, Live Ventures focused on providing online marketing solutions for small and medium business...

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    10. Cevian Capital Pushes Stake in Aviva Above 5%

      Cevian Capital Pushes Stake in Aviva Above 5%

      LONDON (Reuters) - Activist investor Cevian Capital has pushed its stake in insurer Aviva above 5%, according to a stock exchange filing on Wednesday. Cevian said in June it had built up a 4.95% stake in the insurer, which has sold off several businesses in the past year. Cevian said it wanted to see Aviva return five billion pounds ($6.86 billion) of excess capital to shareholders. Cevian's shareholding reached 5.02% on Aug 20, the filing showed...

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    11. 'Shuttle Diplomacy Gone Bad': How Japan's Investing Star Became Embroiled in Toshiba Board Dispute

      'Shuttle Diplomacy Gone Bad': How Japan's Investing Star Became Embroiled in Toshiba Board Dispute

      BOSTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Hiromichi Mizuno's connections, spanning from the Japanese government to Harvard University, made him a guiding voice among climate-focused investors worldwide. Now those ties have placed his own conduct under scrutiny after an independent report focused on Mizuno's role in alleged collusion between the management of Toshiba Corp and Japan's trade ministry to block foreign investors from gaining board influence at the conglomerate...

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    12. Nikola: Shareholders Reject Executive Pay Proposal

      Nikola: Shareholders Reject Executive Pay Proposal

      BERKELEY, California (Reuters) - Shareholders of Nikola Corp have voted against a proposal to approve compensation paid to its "named executive officers," including $159.2 million to founder and former executive chairman Trevor R. Milton, the electric truck maker said on Tuesday. The decision, although non-binding, illustrates shareholders' discontent about Nikola, once a high-flying company whose shares tanked over 80% from its peak partly due to ongoing probes by regulators and prosecutors...

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    13. ASGN Incorporated Announces Appointment of Maria R. Hawthorne to Board of Directors

      ASGN Incorporated Announces Appointment of Maria R. Hawthorne to Board of Directors

      Hawthorne, an experienced board member and CEO, to join the Audit Committee this June ASGN Incorporated (NYSE: ASGN), one of the foremost providers of IT and professional services in the technology, digital, creative, engineering and life sciences fields across commercial and government sectors, today announced the appointment of Maria R. Hawthorne to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective June 17, 2021 following the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders...

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    14. Toshiba Colluded with Japan Ministry to Undermine Shareholders, Probe Finds

      Toshiba Colluded with Japan Ministry to Undermine Shareholders, Probe Finds

      TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's influential trade ministry effectively colluded with Toshiba Corp's management to influence shareholders votes on director nominees at last year's annual general meeting, an independent probe has found. Discrediting the government's efforts to improve corporate governance in Japan, the investigators' report lays out how the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) leaned on Harvard University's endowment fund and other foreign investors in Toshiba...

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    15. Granite Construction Incorporated : Elects New Board Chair, Appoints Three New Directors, and Names Larkin as CEO

      Granite Construction Incorporated : Elects New Board Chair, Appoints Three New Directors, and Names Larkin as CEO

      Granite’s (NYSE:GVA) board of directors has appointed three new directors and has elected Michael F. McNally as its new board chair. Mr. McNally has served on the board since 2016. The board also promoted Kyle T. Larkin to president and chief executive officer...

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