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Corporate Governance, News and Updates on Corporate Governance

Before the late-2001 financial implosion at Enron " Fortune's 7th largest of the famed 500 " resulted literally in the disappearance of that Houston-based corporation, and before the largest corporate bankruptcy filing in history " WorldCom in 2002 " few people in the United States regularly used the term "corporate governance."

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News & Updates

November 25, 2015 RCS Capital’s Proxy Vote Scandal Ensnaring More Broker-Dealers

Source: Think Advisor

Massachusetts regulators say broker-dealer agents may have played a role in two fraudulent proxy voting schemes this year

November 25, 2015 CalPERS shared $3.4 bln in private equity profits over 25 years

Source: Reuters

The nation's largest public pension, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, said on Tuesday that it had paid $3.4 billion to private equity firms in profit-sharing over the past 25 years - a big step to opening the...

November 25, 2015 Qatar-backed Volkswagen hit by tax evasion probe

Arabian Business - As is customary in Germany he did not name any of the suspects. Volkswagen, which is 17 percent owned by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), admitted in September that it installed software in up to 11...

Research & Insights

November 25, 2015 Is "Business Ethics" An Oxymoron?

Source: Fast Company

Economics rests on an assumption of rational self-interest, yet that's the very principle that seems to reduce ethical conduct. Over a dozen studies have shown how having money in the room or just thinking about money leads to...

November 25, 2015 Costs of Including Accounting Performance Goals in Executive Compensation

Source: CBS St.Louis

How is firm performance related to executive compensation goals? Using a large dataset of performance goals employed in incentive contracts we study this question.

November 20, 2015 U.S. falls to 28th on global gender equality list

Source: USA Today

USA Today - Iceland ranked the highest in a recent World Economic Forum report on gender equality. The United States fell to 28th place on a yearly list of the world's most and least equal countries for men and ... > 1862

Commentary & Opinion

November 23, 2015 Did bad PR cause the fall of Chipotle Shares or is it the E-Coli outbreak, or a combination of both?

Source: Times Gazette

Going into the last lap of November 2015 so far has turned out to be quite an year in terms of corporate crises. Many names have taken the beating from Talk Talk to Tesco. But, what has surprised many is the type of businesses...

November 19, 2015 Discretionary Executive Compensation Enhancements And Their Impact On The Say-On-Golden-Parachute Advisory Vote

Source: Mondaq

Under Item 402(t) of Regulation S-K, public companies are required to provide their shareholders with a non-binding vote to approve "golden parachute" compensation arrangements disclosed in their merger- and acquisition-related...

November 17, 2015 Gambling the World Economy on Climate

Source: Wall Street Journal

The United Nations climate conference in Paris starting Nov. 30 will get under way when most minds in the French capital will still understandably be on the recent terror attacks. But for many of the 40,000 attendees, the goal is...

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