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    1. 19 hours ago

      Too many boardrooms display a ‘conspiracy against the public’

      On a cool May morning in 2006 a group of garishly dressed people preceded by a small camel paraded across London’s...

    2. 20 hours ago

      French government leads shareholder revolt against Renault

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

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. March 11, 2016

      Tempers fray at Samsung Electronics AGM

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

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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