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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

May 22, 2015 Goldman Sachs Investors Vote to Approve Executive Pay Plan

Source: Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. shareholders approved the company’s pay plan for top leaders including Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein as the firm held its annual meeting in San Francisco for the first time.

May 21, 2015 BP settles oil spill-related claims with Halliburton, Transocean

Source: Reuters

BP Plc has settled with oilfield services provider Halliburton Co and contract driller Transocean Ltd cross claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst offshore disaster in U.S. history.

May 21, 2015 Pension Fund Officials Cry Foul As Corporate America Splurges On Stock Buybacks

Source: International Business Times

A group of public pension officials has raised the alarm over record stock buybacks at the nation's largest corporations. The coalition, which collectively oversees more than $860 billion in public worker retirement funds, warned...

Research & Insights

May 20, 2015 Survey: Wall Street ethics still an oxymoron

Source: CBS: Money Watch

July marks the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, better known as the Dodd-Frank Act. The measure was a direct response to the excesses perpetrated by Wall Street and to the lack...

May 11, 2015 The World's Largest Companies 2015

Source: Forbes

The FORBES Global 2000 is a comprehensive list of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenues, profits, assets and market value. We use a composite score that weighs those four metrics equally, as...

May 8, 2015 Proxy Monitor 2015: 2015 Proxy Season Early Report

Source: Insider Online

Corporate America’s “proxy season”—the period between mid-April 15 and mid-June when most of the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States hold annual meetings to vote on company business—is now in full swing. As...

Commentary & Opinion

May 19, 2015 Sorry, Jamie Dimon: Bigger Always Means Riskier

Source: American Banker

JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon has probably been right about a lot of things during his highly successful career in banking. But he is wrong to argue that "larger does not necessarily mean more risky" when it comes to bank size...

May 18, 2015 Corporate governance cannot just be an add-on


Private equity (PE) firms operating in the Mena region have a unique position among all other types of regional investors. Unlike Sovereign Wealth Funds, family offices, or merchant groups, these firms get deeper into the fabric...

May 18, 2015 Are You Near Your Altamont Moment? How Catastrophic Surprises Transform Business Identities

Source: Forbes

On December 6, 1969, the Rolling Stones took the stage as the final act of the Altamont free festival in northern California, which they had organized. The festival was largely improvised and had been chaotic from the start. The...

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