Tag Archives | Corporate Governance

JPMorgan Directors Feel Heat in a Vote

from NYTs As JPMorgan Chase’s annual meeting nears, much of the tension surrounds a critical vote to split the chairman and chief executive roles — a decision that could strip Jamie Dimon, the bank’s influential leader, of the dual titles he has held since 2006. Behind the scenes, though, another battle is brewing. Some JPMorgan shareholders are […]

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How Boards Can Hold Executives Accountable

from Forbes A corporate director’s role is one not of management but of oversight. Just as grandparents stay in the background while parents raise children, directors guide top executives from a respectful distance. One of the most direct ways that boards can guide executives is with effective compensation programs. Yet directors themselves often need guidance […]

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Obama And Volcker Vs. Wall Street

from Forbes There was an amusement parlor in New York’s Chinatown where you played tic-tac-toe against a chicken, but the chicken got first move so unless you played flawlessly you could only draw against your feathered adversary. The expression “Politics leads economics” suddenly resonates. Our president’s health care initiative founders in the Congress. Massachusetts goes […]

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Corporate Governance: Don’t Rush Reforms

from BW.com The last decade has been an economic perfect storm. Things got off to an unpleasant start with the bursting of the dot-com bubble. The Enron/WorldCom/Tyco scandals followed close behind. The past few years have featured the subprime mortgage crisis and the credit crunch precipitated by the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. For equity investors pummeled […]

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