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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. January 27, 2016

      J&J investors urge activists to press for shake-up

      Two frustrated shareholders in Johnson & Johnson are pressing activist investors to take a stake in the world’s largest...

    4. December 23, 2015

      Campaigners hail Apple shareholder move

      Apple’s decision to give long-term shareholders a greater say in boardroom appointments is the most significant victory...

    5. December 23, 2015

      Apple opens board nominations to large investors

      Apple has amended its corporate bylaws to allow shareholders to nominate new board members, making it the latest in a...

    6. December 15, 2015

      Vivendi wins four Telecom Italia board seats

      A fight for influence at Telecom Italia escalated when its largest investor, French group Vivendi, won four board seats...

    7. December 15, 2015

      Investors put pressure on miners over Paris climate deal

      Investors want a trio of the world’s largest miners to make greater disclosure of risks associated with climate change,...

    8. November 24, 2015

      Shares fall after investors vote down Li Ka-shing merger

      Shares in two units of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s empire slumped on opening Wednesday after investors in...

    9. November 10, 2015

      Li Ka-shing suffers setback in $13.7bn merger plan

      Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing has been given a bloody nose by two leading shareholder proxy firms even after a rare...

    10. October 23, 2015

      Vote of no confidence in shareholder capitalism

      What exactly does shareholder capitalism expect of the people who run companies and who invest in them? And if it does...

    11. October 16, 2015

      Rain or shine time for Debenhams chiefs

      The top management of Debenhams faces a crucial test next week, when the department store chain unveils its annual...

    12. October 7, 2015

      BlackRock board bows to call for shareholder rights

      BlackRock plans to give its shareholders the ability to nominate directors to the board, extending to its own investors...

    13. September 22, 2015

      Moynihan survives shareholder revolt at BofA

      Bank of America has survived a rebellion by shareholders opposed to its decision to recombine the roles of chairman and...

    14. September 14, 2015

      Bearish investors target Bank of America amid governance row

      Bets on a fall in the share price of Bank of America spiked last week to their highest level in more than two years,...

    15. September 9, 2015

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley re-elected despite investor protest

      Sports Direct’s shareholders have staged protests against founder Mike Ashley and the group’s chairman as they showed...

    16. September 7, 2015

      Royal London to vote against Mike Ashley at Sports Direct meeting

      Royal London Asset Management, one of the City’s leading institutional investors, has publicly attacked corporate...

    17. August 30, 2015

      BofA investors to vote on Moynihan roles

      A rebellion is brewing among shareholders in Bank of America, who are upset about the bank’s move last year to award...

    18. August 28, 2015

      Put the equality back into equities

      My first column for FT Money neatly coincides with the anniversary of my three years as editor of Investors Chronicle....

    19. June 28, 2015

      Swedish investors attack governance record of Norway’s oil fund

      Norway’s oil fund has come under attack from several of Sweden’s largest investors over concerns that the world’s...

    20. June 28, 2015

      Sweden fights ‘the industry’s dirty little secret’

      Carl Rosén, chief executive of the Swedish Shareholders’ Association, has become the scourge of the country’s business...

    21. June 22, 2015

      Proxy access: power to the people

      Mutiny, at last. Shareholders in too many US companies endure democracy without choice: director elections in which...

    22. June 22, 2015

      Japan’s AGM season set for lively new era

      On paper at least, the season of annual meetings for companies in Japan beckons as being the liveliest in history....

    23. June 10, 2015

      Salesforce shareholders protest vote against Benioff pay deal

      Marc Benioff, head of Salesforce.com, has become the latest enterprise software executive to become the target of...

    24. June 9, 2015

      Hewlett-Packard agrees $100m deal to settle Autonomy lawsuit

      Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $100m to some of its shareholders to settle claims it misled them over the disastrous...

    25. June 9, 2015

      Schindler accuses Hyundai Elevator of cutting value by $1bn

      Schindler Elevator has accused Hyundai Elevator of destroying $1bn of corporate value over four years, in the latest...

    26. June 7, 2015

      Activist animals sought for today’s governance jungle

      Are institutional investors really up to the job of holding management to account and promoting good corporate...

    27. June 4, 2015

      Protest vote at Morrison over Philips payout

      Wm Morrison has suffered a significant protest vote against its pay policies after the £1m bonus paid to ousted chief...

    28. May 31, 2015

      WPP faces another revolt over Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay

      WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell faces a shareholder revolt over his £43m pay award for 2014 after two leading...

    29. May 27, 2015

      Dimon hits out at ‘lazy’ shareholders

      Jamie Dimon has hit out at “lazy” shareholders who followed proxy advisory services’ guidance to vote against his pay...

    30. May 21, 2015

      Deutsche Bank investors revolt with 39% vote against management

      Deutsche Bank’s shareholders delivered a harsh verdict on the German bank’s leadership, with close to 40 per cent...

    31. May 20, 2015

      Hermes to vote against Deutsche Bank management board

      Deutsche Bank is facing a shareholder revolt against its management board at its annual meeting on Thursday because of...

    32. May 19, 2015

      JPMorgan investors protest over pay and end to joint chief role

      JPMorgan Chase’s board survived a shareholder vote on executive pay but suffered another significant vote calling for...

    33. May 13, 2015

      Bob Diamond suffers shareholder opposition at Atlas Mara AGM

      Bob Diamond suffered a mini-rebellion on Tuesday at the annual meeting of his Africa-focused financial services vehicle...

    34. May 10, 2015

      Activist shareholders lead new French revolution of pay excess

      Three years after the UK’s “shareholder spring” inspired a rash of investor protests against excessive executive pay,...

    35. May 4, 2015

      BofA moves to head off investor rebellion

      Bank of America has tried to head off a rebellion by shareholders by giving them a say on a change to the board’s...

    36. May 3, 2015

      Executive pay factors in only four of top 10 shareholder protests

      Fewer than half of the most serious investor revolts at the UK’s largest listed groups this year have been about...

    37. May 1, 2015

      Individual shareholders put Alliance Trust board on notice

      Alliance Trust has been given a year to get its house in order — not by Elliott Advisors, the activist hedge fund that...

    38. April 28, 2015

      Apple sweetens S&P 500 buyback and dividend boom

      Apple is leading a surge in US companies returning cash to shareholders, with S&P 500 equity investors set to receive a...

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