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    1. March 27, 2015

      Vivendi warns activist investor it could fall foul of French law

      Vivendi has written a letter to the US hedge fund and minority shareholder that has challenged its strategy, warning that it...

    2. March 27, 2015

      Q&A: Your say in the Alliance Trust showdown

      Next month, Alliance Trust shareholders will be asked to choose between two contrasting visions of the century-old fund’s...

    1. March 26, 2015

      Porat to receive $70m Google award in first year

      Ruth Porat, the outgoing chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley, is set to receive a cash and stock award worth more than...

    2. March 23, 2015

      Wall St’s quiet professor Peter Schoenfeld seeks Vivendi shake-up

      Once dubbed Wall Street’s “quiet professor of merger arbitrage”, Peter Schoenfeld is now preparing to create a little noise....

    3. March 23, 2015

      Vivendi hits back at investor P Schoenfeld Asset Management

      Vivendi has hit back at US investor P Schoenfeld Asset Management, insisting that its dividend policy is “well balanced” and...

    4. March 19, 2015

      BofA under pressure to defend structure

      Bank of America will have to defend its current structure at its annual meeting in May and Citigroup and JPMorgan may have...

    5. March 19, 2015

      Deutsche Bank shareholders push for sale of Postbank

      Investors in Deutsche Bank are pushing for a sale of the group’s Postbank retail business as the German lender’s supervisory...

    6. March 17, 2015

      Alliance Trust shareholders face hedge fund charm offensive

      In the next few weeks, thousands of Scottish pensioners and other UK investors will receive some unusual correspondence: a...

    7. March 8, 2015

      EU pushes ahead with shareholder rights law despite concerns

      Every EU member state could be forced to introduce measures to reward long-term shareholders, even as concern rises that...

    8. March 6, 2015

      Chief executives brace themselves for spring offensive on pay

      Protests over executive pay will be reignited in the run-up to the general election, industry groups have warned, after new...

    9. February 11, 2015

      Fanuc: press to activate

      Fanuc, a Japanese maker of factory robots, has no interest in the Turing test. Management has long turned away from other...

    10. February 9, 2015

      Sienna Capital backs activism with Primestone investment

      One of Europe’s biggest investment firms has backed an attempt by former Carlyle partners to bring “constructive”...

    11. January 29, 2015

      Shell bows to shareholder demands on climate change

      Royal Dutch Shell has bowed to shareholder pressure to be more open about how it is tackling climate change — on the same...

    12. January 25, 2015

      Oracle shareholders turn up pressure on Ellison

      Larry Ellison, one of the US’s highest paid executives and co-founder of the Oracle software company, has come under renewed...

    13. January 14, 2015

      Golden parachutes are lead balloon for investors

      He may lose his job as TRW Automotive chief executive, but John Plant will still have reason to cheer if Germany’s ZF...

    14. December 21, 2014

      Rolls-Royce pledges greater openness with investors

      John Rishton, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, pledged greater openness with investors in a bid to restore relations with a...

    15. December 7, 2014

      Pensions group calls for shareholder action

      The National Association of Pensions Funds is calling on its members to vote to remove the chairman of any company that...

    16. December 4, 2014

      Church challenges Shell and BP over climate change

      The Church of England has waded in to the debate over climate change by urging Royal Dutch Shell and BP to cut their carbon...

    17. December 4, 2014

      Indian companies facing wave of shareholder activism

      Diageo is the latest in a string of companies to feel the force of investor displeasure in India, as the country experiences...

    18. December 1, 2014

      Diageo ‘disappointed’ at United Spirits vote

      Diageo said it was “surprised and disappointed” that minority shareholders in its United Spirits subsidiary had rejected a...

    19. December 1, 2014

      BG backs down on pay package for Helge Lund

      BG Group has retreated in the face of a shareholder revolt over the pay package of incoming chief executive Helge Lund by...

    20. November 26, 2014

      Top investors warn of revolt over new BG Group chief’s pay deal

      A multimillion-pound pay package that would make Helge Lund, incoming chief executive of BG Group, one of Europe’s best...

    21. November 25, 2014

      Tesco shareholders prepare claim over losses

      A UK law firm is recruiting shareholders to join a proposed legal action against Tesco, the embattled supermarket group,...

    22. November 17, 2014

      Investors challenge Murdoch voting rights

      Independent shareholders in News Corp have staged their largest protest to date against the voting structure that has given...

    23. October 28, 2014

      DuPont resists calls for break-up

      DuPont enjoys “great advantages” from being a single company, its chief executive has said, rejecting calls for a break-up...

    24. October 1, 2014

      Allergan pressed to have shareholder vote on Salix bid

      An influential proxy advisory firm has called on the maker of Botox, the blockbuster wrinkle treatment, to give its...

    25. September 30, 2014

      Ebay chief John Donahoe argued against PayPal spin-off

      John Donahoe, eBay’s chief executive, has repeatedly said he would not spin off PayPal from eBay. His case for keeping the...

    26. September 26, 2014

      Investor groups urge nominee rethink

      Two organisations representing individual investors are calling on the government to oblige stockbrokers to offer...

    27. August 27, 2014

      Shareholder value: controlling interests

      It is brickbats for shareholders time. A chorus of voices argue that managing companies purely for shareholder interests is...

    28. August 7, 2014

      Norway’s oil fund to reveal voting intentions

      One of the world’s largest investors will start publicly declaring how it intends to vote at companies’ annual meetings in a...

    29. July 16, 2014

      Mike Ashley gives City institutions a right royal salute

      Mike Ashley’s grand gesture in giving up his share of Sports Direct’s executive bonus scheme is as enigmatic as the man. It...

    30. July 16, 2014

      Experian suffers shareholder revolt over board reshuffle

      The wave of shareholder rebellions sweeping the City escalated on Wednesday, as a substantial minority of investors in...

    31. July 15, 2014

      Ralph Whitworth steps down as Hewlett-Packard chairman

      Ralph Whitworth, a leader among the activist investors who are shaking up US corporate governance, has stepped down as...

    32. July 11, 2014

      Burberry investors vote down Christopher Bailey’s £20m pay deal

      Burberry has suffered the first pay defeat of a FTSE 100 company for two years, as shareholders rejected a £20m remuneration...

    33. July 7, 2014

      FTSE 100 chiefs’ pay falls for second year

      The average pay for the bosses of the UK’s largest public companies has fallen for the second year running as group boards...

    34. July 2, 2014

      Mike Ashley bonus approved at Sports Direct meeting

      After two previous shareholder rebellions, Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley struck third-time lucky on Wednesday when...

    35. June 22, 2014

      Corporate governance: the resurgent activist

      The US Chamber of Commerce calls it “minoritarianism, the tyranny of a minority”. Dan Gallagher of the Securities and...

    36. June 22, 2014

      US companies pushed on political funds

      Increasing numbers of shareholders are demanding that US companies account for their political spending, as annual meetings...

    37. June 18, 2014

      Minority investors: case studies

      The life of a minority investor, part one. In London this year, Essar Group bought the shares in Essar Energy it did not...

    38. June 9, 2014

      Japan’s companies loosen grip on cash

      As a rule, Japan Inc has long squirrelled cash away. Companies in the Topix 500, excluding financial stocks, were holding...

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