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Week of May 22, 2017
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Activist Investors Have a New Bloodlust: CEOs
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Activist investors are increasingly trying to oust CEOs, argues David Benoit of the Wall Street Journal. So far in 2017, activists have started nine campaigns to remove officers, the fastest pace on record. The author hypothesizes that the increased aggressiveness from activists will lead to... Read more
It's Getting Harder for CEOs Who Lie or Cheat to Escape the Ax
The number of CEOs fired for ethical reasons has more than doubled in the past five years in the US and Canada, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Some say this is a sign that Boards have decreasing tolerance for misconduct, especially given the severance costs and share price... Read more

Compensation Trends + Developments

Activist Investors Have a New Bloodlust: CEOs
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Lead Director Comp Inching Up
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Regulation, Legislation + Governance

Boards Resist Tougher NEO Holding Rules
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Climate Change Resolutions and Investors’ Voting
It Pays to Write Well
Board’s Decision on Say on Pay Frequency
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From Critics + Commentators

The Downside of Independent Boards
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Dubious Corporate Practices Get a Rubber Stamp From Big Investors
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