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    1. May 24, 2016

      Calpers raises heat on Exxon over climate

      Calpers, the largest US state pension fund, is pushing for greater access to the board of ExxonMobil as it seeks to...

    2. May 23, 2016

      Investigation of VW’s top managers urged

      Two shareholder advisory bodies are calling for a special investigation of Volkswagen’s top managers and directors to...

    1. May 22, 2016

      Piketty has last laugh as revolts threaten the pay status quo

      Thomas Piketty’s 2013 tome Capital in the Twenty-First Century was dismissed by diehard critics as doctrinaire,...

    2. May 22, 2016

      BlackRock slammed over too many votes for high pay

      Seventy-five thousand people have signed a petition urging BlackRock to overhaul its approach towards pay over fears...

    3. May 20, 2016

      Goldman investors revolt over executive pay

      Goldman Sachs became the latest bank to sustain a shareholder protest over executive pay on Friday when about a third...

    4. May 19, 2016

      Deutsche Bank investors vote against executive pay packages

      Deutsche Bank has become the latest big company to be hit by investor ire over executive pay after shareholders voted...

    5. May 18, 2016

      France shows shareholders need the tools to tackle excessive pay

      François Hollande is an unlikely champion of shareholder rights. France’s socialist president has more often clashed...

    6. May 17, 2016

      Hollande backs investors on overturning executive pay deals

      French socialist President François Hollande has emerged as a champion of shareholder rights, threatening to impose...

    7. May 13, 2016

      Fund management — why you often don’t get what you pay for

      Why should you buy actively managed funds? The fund management industry used to have a good answer to that: because...

    8. May 13, 2016

      UK companies switch to listening mode as heat rises on top pay

      Some of Britain’s largest companies are preparing for a summer of tense consultations on executive pay after one of the...

    9. May 11, 2016

      Academics back Exxon and Chevron climate openness vote

      Shareholders in ExxonMobil and Chevron are being urged by more than 1,000 leading academics to vote in favour of...

    10. May 9, 2016

      Foxtons investors urged to vote against chief executive’s pay

      Estate agent Foxtons is facing a possible shareholder rebellion over increases to its chief executive’s pay, after two...

    11. May 3, 2016

      ISS backs proposal for audit at Deutsche Bank

      Shareholder adviser ISS has backed a proposal for a special audit on whether Deutsche Bank’s supervisory or management...

    12. April 29, 2016

      French government leads shareholder revolt against Renault

      Renault has suffered a shareholder rebellion over its chief executive’s pay, after the French government and...

    13. April 28, 2016

      Barclays needs more strategy than just hope and a prayer

      Barclays shareholders are restless. The stock price is down even as the market is up. The bank’s shares are trading...

    14. April 28, 2016

      Facebook’s special shares are a mistaken invention

      Few shareholders of Facebook would contend that Mark Zuckerberg, its founder, has been anything other than a visionary...

    15. April 28, 2016

      Schroders posts fund inflows before AGM protest

      Schroders has posted another quarter of net inflows into its funds ahead of what is expected to be a frosty annual...

    16. April 28, 2016

      Shareholder pay revolt set to heat up

      Shareholders are preparing for potential rebellions over executive pay at four big UK listed companies on Thursday as...

    17. April 26, 2016

      Citigroup shareholders in rebellion over executive pay

      Shareholders in Citigroup staged a significant rebellion over its executive pay scheme on Tuesday as more than a third...

    18. April 23, 2016

      Does anyone deserve £70m remuneration?

      With the news the Sir Martin Sorrell’s remuneration package this year will be £70m, is it time to do something to...

    19. April 20, 2016

      Anglo American braced for revolt over pay

      Anglo American is braced for a revolt over rewards for top executives, with indications that more than a third of...

    20. April 18, 2016

      Centrica suffers protest from shareholders over pay

      Centrica suffered a significant protest from shareholders over its decision to pay £3m to Iain Conn for 2015, his first...

    21. April 17, 2016

      Tyrie urges investors to stand ground on executive pay

      Andrew Tyrie, Conservative MP and chairman of the influential Treasury committee, is urging investors to maintain their...

    22. April 17, 2016

      Boards are responsible for limiting excess pay

      The period since the 2008 crisis and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years later has not been happy for BP’s...

    23. April 16, 2016

      FTSE 100 bosses face fresh revolt over pay

      The temperature gauge on executive pay rose into the red zone this week as two FTSE 100 companies suffered defeats at...

    24. April 15, 2016

      Bob Dudley’s 20% pay rise at BP is a bit rich

      What was BP thinking? The company ran up a $5.2bn loss last year — its worst ever — but the board gave chief executive...

    25. April 14, 2016

      BP revives investor fury on executive pay

      If BP chief executive Bob Dudley had not previously realised how strongly shareholders felt about his 20 per cent pay...

    26. April 14, 2016

      BP shareholders get sniffy over Dudley’s pay

      Bob Dudley’s $20m pay packet “failed a sniff test”, according to one shareholder. The pong was bad enough for investors...

    27. April 12, 2016

      Exxon faces calls for climate change ‘stress test’

      Dozens of investors are backing the call for ExxonMobil, the US oil group, to “stress test” the potential impact on its...

    28. April 8, 2016

      US banks under fire over AGM abstentions

      Three of the biggest banks on Wall Street are under fire from investors over their unequal treatment of votes at annual...

    29. March 31, 2016

      US shareholder votes on climate change hit record

      US companies are facing a record number of shareholder votes on climate change related issues at this year’s annual...

    30. March 24, 2016

      Premier Foods shareholder hits out at deal with Japan’s Nissin

      Two of Premier Foods biggest shareholders have questioned the objectivity of the UK company’s board after it rejected...

    31. March 13, 2016

      WPP chief’s £60m pay set to spark anger

      Sir Martin Sorrell will this week receive more than £60m in one of the biggest pay cheques ever received by a FTSE 100...

    32. March 11, 2016

      Tempers fray at Samsung Electronics AGM

      Samsung Electronics faced shareholders disgruntled over the company’s deteriorating performance and governance problems...

    33. March 11, 2016

      US companies embrace virtual annual meetings

      Dressed in spandex, brandishing a whip and holding a sign that said, “Bankers need a spanking.”, Marni Halasa protested...

    34. February 29, 2016

      Sports Direct investors kick out at Mike Ashley

      Mike Ashley, billionaire founder of Sports Direct, is facing fresh calls from investors to shake up the company’s board...

    35. February 5, 2016

      Fink backs new breed of shareholder activism

      Larry Fink struck a blow this week for responsible shareholder activism. In a letter to hundreds of chief executives at...

    36. February 1, 2016

      Top US financial groups hold secret summits on long-termism

      The world’s largest asset managers have held secret summit meetings to hammer out proposals for improving public...

    37. February 1, 2016

      Anglo American pressed on climate change disclosure

      Shareholders owning 5 per cent of Anglo American’s voting stock have united to table a resolution calling for increased...

    38. February 1, 2016

      Lasting lessons for smug CEOs and somnolent shareholders

      “I will support you when I believe you are right . . . I will tell you candidly when I think you are wrong . . . If you...

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