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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. September 26, 2014

      Investor groups urge nominee rethink

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

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. June 5, 2014

      JKX still locked in legal dispute with biggest shareholders

      The failure of two Ukrainian oligarchs to cast their disputed votes prevented a possible boardroom shake-up at JKX Oil & Gas...

    25. May 23, 2014

      HSBC shareholders revolt on pay

      More than a fifth of shareholders’ votes were cast against HSBC’s three-year pay policy in the latest sign of investor...

    26. May 20, 2014

      Shell’s new pay structure criticised

      A sharp fall in the pay of outgoing chief executive Peter Voser last year failed to quell discontent among some investors at...

    27. May 16, 2014

      Kentz shareholders refuse to back board’s pay package

      The wave of shareholder protests against high corporate salaries escalated on Friday after Kentz, the FTSE 250 UK...

    28. May 15, 2014

      Amber Capital forces out Nexans CEO Frédéric Vincent

      Frédéric Vincent has been removed from his role as chief executive of Nexans amid pressure from top shareholders concerned...

    29. May 14, 2014

      ITV hit by investor revolt over Adam Crozier’s £8.4m pay packet

      ITV has suffered an investor revolt over pay, after the total pay package of its chief executive Adam Crozier nearly tripled...

    30. May 12, 2014

      Allergan warns Valeant bid would hit R&D

      Allergan has launched a robust defence against a near-$50bn bid by rival drugmaker Valeant and activist investor Bill...

    31. May 11, 2014

      Pressure grows on Oracle over Ellison pay

      Oracle is facing renewed pressure over the pay of its founder and chief executive Larry Ellison from investors who say the...

    32. May 11, 2014

      Poison pills: legitimate victory

      Winning an election on the merits of an argument is tougher than buying it. So Dan Loeb must be gratified by his victory at...

    33. May 7, 2014

      Reckitt hit by shareholder revolt over pay plans

      More than 40 per cent of shareholders in Reckitt Benckiser refused to back the company’s remuneration report in a sign that...

    34. April 29, 2014

      Emails reveal Sotheby’s board concerns

      Members of Sotheby’s board privately worried about executive pay and perks and about the performance of chief executive...

    35. April 25, 2014

      Poison pills are a toxic temptation for hidebound chiefs

      Activist hedge funds are on the march. Flush with a record $74.2bn in their coffers, tough-talking fund managers are taking...

    36. April 23, 2014

      Shareholder activism: Battle for the boardroom

      For most of his long career as a Wall Street attorney, Martin Lipton has been the man to call when companies find themselves...

    37. April 22, 2014

      Cable warns of curbs unless top companies act over executive pay

      Vince Cable has written to chairmen of FTSE 100 remuneration committees to warn that pressure for further government action...

    38. April 18, 2014

      BlackRock chief preaches tech spending to the unconverted

      When Larry Fink, chief executive the world’s largest fund management company, opines on the best uses of cash, his words...

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