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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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 voting...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 change...

    4. 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...

    5. 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, the...

    6. 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 leadership...

    7. 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 executive...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. April 27, 2015

      Investor advisory group backs Peltz for DuPont board

      Nelson Peltz, the activist investor, won the backing of an influential shareholder advisory group in his battle for a seat...

    11. April 27, 2015

      Fanuc bows to Loeb pressure and pledges dividend boost

      Shareholder activists scored their biggest victory in Japan yet after robotmaker Fanuc promised to double its dividend...

    12. April 27, 2015

      Hyundai looks to placate investors with shareholder rights body

      Hyundai Motor has bowed to foreign investors’ requests for it to establish a board-level committee protecting outside...

    13. April 24, 2015

      Almost a third of investors refuse to back HSBC pay

      Investors delivered a bloody nose to HSBC over executive pay on Friday, as almost a third refused to approve the bank’s...

    14. April 22, 2015

      HSBC to stand by leadership despite shareholder complaints

      HSBC is determined to shake off shareholder complaints and stand by its chairman and chief executive as it braces for...

    15. April 20, 2015

      Investors fight for greater say on boards

      A campaign to win shareholders a greater say over who sits on corporate boards has exposed a rift between some of the...

    16. April 17, 2015

      Activist investors score victory at BP annual meeting

      Activist investors this week scored a major victory after persuading most shareholders to back a resolution obliging BP to...

    17. April 17, 2015

      Vivendi’s Bolloré gets backing for double voting rights

      Vincent Bolloré has secured double voting rights at Vivendi, tightening his grip on the content and media group eyeing more...

    18. April 13, 2015

      Qualcomm plays down activist call to break itself up

      Qualcomm has signalled it is likely to reject a call for its break-up, adding to Wall Street doubts that there would be a...

    19. April 10, 2015

      Both sides are wrong at Alliance Trust

      I was on a panel at an investment trust conference last month. Most of the questions were pretty straightforward. The last...

    20. March 31, 2015

      Glass Lewis calls for vote against BP’s pay

      A leading shareholder group has recommended voting against the pay of BP chief executive Bob Dudley and his board at the...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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....

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. March 13, 2015

      Hyundai Motor faces up to investors’ ire

      After stewing for six months over Hyundai Motor Group’s controversial plans to spend $10bn on land for a new headquarters,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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”...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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