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September 23, 2013 Fed Faces New Era of Thinking Global as Yellen Nomination NearsSource: Bloomberg
At the height of the 1998 Asian economic crisis, then-Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan declared the U.S. was no “oasis of prosperity” in times of global stress. It is a lesson Ben S. Bernanke’s successor will need to heed...
September 19, 2013 CalSTRS 2013 Proxy Season Advances Majority Voting StandardSource: Fort Mill Times
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) today announced overwhelming corporate governance success during the 2013 proxy season, as 77 of the 82 companies engaged adopted a majority...
September 18, 2013 How Social Responsible Investing Can Be Irresponsible -- Pension Fund To Sell Energy Stocks?Source: Forbes
The city of Ann Arbor is holding discussions on divesting its pension fund from fossil fuels. It could be argued that this action is a form of ‘socially responsible investing’, but I’d argue that it is quite the opposite. The...
September 17, 2013 JPMorgan Set to Pay Fines for Whale Trading LossesSource: NY Times
Global authorities are preparing to levy more than $700 million in fines against JPMorgan Chase over the bank’s huge trading loss in London last year — a rebuke that comes as the nation’s largest bank is confronting an onslaught...
September 16, 2013 Boardroom battlefield – winning the right to re-elect directors in company boardsSource: LegalWeek.com
While some companies have resisted the campaign to split CEO and chairman roles, Skadden partners Lorenzo Corte and Scott Simpson write that shareholders have been hugely successful in winning the right to annually re-elect...
September 13, 2013 Proxy season is nighSource: World Finance
This year’s proxy season has seen levels of shareholder activism increase, demonstrating shareholders aren’t always content with increased wealth if it comes with a lack of corporate governance
September 13, 2013 Results Announced for 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Review;Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices
New York and Zurich, September 12, 2013: S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s largest providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, today...
September 10, 2013 Banks Seen at Risk Five Years After Lehman Collapse
Businessweek - âThe bonds they financed most likely wonât be at the place they actually repoed them to, theyâll be two or three or four places down the line,â said Larry Tabb, CEO of New York-based...
September 10, 2013 Shareholders should have more control
Marketwatch - As the îCouncil of Institutional Investorsî (CII) points out, their members â huge pension funds â basically have to own all of the stocks in the Standard & Poorâs 500 Index...
September 10, 2013 Investors yank record $20 billion from ETFsSource: CNN Money
Investors yanked more than $20 billion out of exchange-traded funds in August, according to Morningstar. That's the largest monthly outflow since the first ETF launched 20 years ago.
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