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    1. July 5, 2016

      Western shareholder activism arrives in China

      Activist hedge funds have experienced mixed results when they have pressed Japanese companies to improve returns to...

    2. June 30, 2016

      China Vanke dispute opens a new chapter in investor activism

      Where there is shareholder capitalism, there is bound to be shareholder activism: that at least is the assumption in...

    1. June 28, 2016

      Elon Musk’s grip on SolarCity fans corporate governance fears

      Elon Musk, head of Tesla Motors, had a ready answer last week to any suspicions that his proposed $2.5bn purchase of...

    2. June 22, 2016

      Volkswagen shareholders vent anger at chairman

      Volkswagen’s minority shareholders vented their anger at the German carmaker’s leadership over the diesel emissions...

    3. June 21, 2016

      US funds cut exposure to UK equities amid Brexit fears

      US-based equity investors have pulled out of the UK at a faster pace than their British-based rivals in a sign that the...

    4. June 13, 2016

      A ding-dong in Delaware

      In New York, mergers and acquisitions are the province of investment bankers with slicked-back hair and polished...

    5. June 10, 2016

      French shareholders win say on executive pay

      France is preparing to pass legislation allowing investors in listed companies to have a say in the amount executives...

    6. June 8, 2016

      Sir Martin Sorrell’s £70m pay package sparks investor rebellion

      A third of WPP shareholders rebelled at the company’s annual meeting on Wednesday over the £70m pay package awarded to...

    7. June 8, 2016

      Fidelity snubs Jamie Dimon’s ‘code of best practice’ group

      Fidelity, the $2.2tn asset manager, has walked out of a Jamie Dimon-led effort to create a code of best practice for US...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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