SEC Proposal Protects Executives, Hamstrings Investors
Proposed rule changes would pressure proxy advisory firms to take a more management-friendly stance in their reports and vote recommendations.
Passive & ESG Investing Shake Up Investor Relations
No longer content to be silent bystanders, these growing categories of investors are demanding more outreach from IR pros and CFOs.
Could High-Riding Netflix Be In for a Fall?
Changes in executive pay, the departure of its CFO, and almost $30 billion of cash obligations may be warning signs for Netflix's valuation outlook.
Top Issues for Boards Heading Into 2019
Board diversity, corporate culture, and sexual harassment will be among the key discussion topics for corporate directors next year.
Institutional Investors Put Private CFOs in the Public Eye
The rise of "crossover investors" — institutional investors that fund private start-ups — blurs the line between public and private companies.
Accelerated Share Repurchases Help Execs, Not Investors
The increasingly popular method of buying back shares creates an immediate EPS boost that serves to help managers secure bonuses, study suggests.
When Are Execs Most Likely to Inflate Earnings?
Earnings management tends to occur not when a company is getting little or a lot of attention, but rather when it's in the middle of those extremes.
Activist Shareholders: Bane or Boon?
Corporate executives and activist shareholders rarely see eye to eye, but an attorney for the latter says activists can help improve company performance.
Capital Gets a Reset
Among a number of capital-raising experiments, some companies are seeking investors for specific projects.
Are There Good Banks and Bad Banks?
No, there are simply big banks that get federal subsidies and small banks and nonbanks that don't, thanks to regulatory favoritism: Opinion.
Big Leap Forward for Human Capital Disclosure
Institutional investors lean on retailers to disclose people metrics and plan to take on other industries. But how useful will the information prove to be?