The Link Between Divestitures and Share-Price Malaise
An extensive study counterintuitively reveals that a majority of divestitures are accompanied by lagging stock performance for the divesting firm.
Shareholder Engagement Disclosures Shot Up in 2018
Appeasing investors with shareholder engagement disclosures was a significant trend this year: Equilar report.
California to Require Women On Boards
The requirement for publicly held companies in California will be phased in over the next two years.
How to Quench Investors’ Thirst for ESG Information
A large proportion of investors have recently assigned greater importance to companies' environmental, social, and governance factors.
Index Funds Exert Growing Power Over Companies
With massive amounts of investment rolling in, index funds are increasingly driving corporate decision-making.
Collaboration Is ‘Magic Ingredient’ for CFOs: SAP Study
Among six traits that leading finance chiefs have in common, the ability to be a collaborative company-wide stands out.
Non-GAAP Metrics Are a Response to Faulty Reporting Standards
Inconsistent interpretation, guidance, and enforcement of non-GAAP measures lead to a lack of confidence in reporting.
A Proposal to Empower, Not “Expert-ize,” Boards
Selecting a particular board member for their expertise in one specific technical area may dilute the board’s breadth of expertise and standing.
Moody’s Questions VW’s Response to Scandal
"The emission crisis might cause lasting damage to VW’s once-solid reputation with adverse effects on its future earnings and cash flows," says Moody's.
Companies Dropping the Ball on Risk, Compliance
Forrester Research issues a scathing report on corporate readiness and predicts even more companies will get nailed for lax controls this year.
Can U.S. Regulators Control Bitcoin?
Law-enforcement officials agree that the benefits of a virtual currency like Bitcoin outweigh the risks, but they also insist Bitcoin needs regulation.