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Gretchen Morgenson Columns
May 6, 2013 Management, to the Barricades!Source: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
THE annals of business history abound with stories of entrenched corporate executives building fortifications to maintain their plush status quo. But recent maneuvers by the board of the CommonWealth real estate investment trust...
April 22, 2013 Daring to Knock on the Boardroom DoorSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
STEVEN ROMICK didn’t set out to be a shareholder activist. As managing partner of First Pacific Advisors and overseer of the $11 billion FPA Crescent fund, Mr. Romick has more than enough on his plate. Keeping a low profile is...
April 15, 2013 Note to New S.E.C. Chief: The Clock Is TickingSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
AFTER receiving unanimous support from the United States Senate, Mary Jo White was confirmed last week as the new head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. At her swearing-in, she praised S.E.C. officials for “vigorously...
Source: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
RAISES may be hard-won for most American workers these days, but for those fortunate few in the executive suite, the pay increases just keep on coming. Last year, the median chief executive at a United States company with more...
March 25, 2013 Mortgages' Future Looks Too Much Like the PastSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
IN a perfect world, policy makers, legislators and concerned Americans would have spent the last few years conducting an honest dialogue about two important issues: how to resolve Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-owned...
March 18, 2013 ‘It’s One Mistake for Another Here’Source: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
THE Senate committee report on the $6.2 billion loss at JPMorgan Chase offers a peephole into the minds of the traders as they realized their big complex bets were melting down.
March 4, 2013 Promises, Promises at the New York FedSource: Gretechen Morgenson, NY Times
TWO weeks ago, I wrote a column about a secret agreement struck in July 2012 by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Bank of America. The existence of the confidential deal was disclosed recently in court filings, which...
February 25, 2013 Dell’s Intentions Get a Hard LookSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
IS Michael Dell trying to take over the computer company he founded on the cheap? That’s what more and more Dell shareholders appear to believe about the $13.65 per-share price proposed on Feb. 5 by Mr. Dell and Silver Lake...
February 5, 2013 Fresh Questions Over a Bank of America SettlementSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
Bank of America has long rued its decision in 2008 to acquire Countrywide Financial, the subprime mortgage giant. To date, the bank has set aside some $40 billion to settle claims of mortgage misconduct that occurred before it...
January 7, 2013 Surprise, Surprise: The Banks WinSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
IF you were hoping that things might be different in 2013 — you know, that bankers would be held responsible for bad behavior or that the government might actually assist troubled homeowners — you can forget it. A settlement...
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