Finance

SEC Pushes Back On Power of Proxy Advisors

In a move seen to be the first in a series of steps to curtail the power of proxy advisory firms, the SEC today reiterated its stance that providing advice on voting is “solicitation” under federal law and will be governed by stringent anti-fraud rules.

Let’s Make A “Deal Tax”

They call it the “deal tax”: When a public company announces a merger or acquisition, it is greeted with one, two or half a dozen lawsuits, sometimes drafted and filed within hours of the announcement.

The Importance of Granular Profitability Analysis

Profitability analysis at the customer, product and market sector level is both essential to a sustainable future and the only true way to ensure your company is as profitable as it can be.

Lessons For Leadership During Market Volatility

No one is suggesting the recent market volatility will lead to a repeat performance of ‘07/08, but it certainly looks like it will be a while before we find calmer waters. Here are lessons for leading during these uncertain times.

5 New Communication Rules For M&A To Retain Talent

Here are five new “rules” to communicate better during M&A or other change that will help you retain talent and thus preserve the integrity of the deal. If you are planning transformation or change other than M&A, these same rules can be applied.

How Paths Diverge On The New Leadership Matrix

What makes one business tycoon a star and another a crook? It can boil down to a question of competence because misdeeds are most often the result of fear of failure.

CEOs Slow Spending Amid Uncertainty

The majority of the 255 CEOs we surveyed for our CEO Confidence Index said they are no longer planning on increasing capital expenditures or headcount over the coming year.

Amalgamated Life’s Paul Mallen On Making The Leap From CFO to CEO

When Paul Mallen stepped into the CEO role at The Amalgamated Family of Companies in February 2018, he felt well prepared for the top...
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Dual-Class Shares Are More Popular Than Ever. Do They Actually Juice Performance?

Some of the most prominent companies of our era use them, from Facebook and Alphabet to Berkshire Hathaway. So did seven of the 10...

Finding Flexibility In The Event Of A Slowdown

How does one plan for an uncertain economy? There are options to build elasticity and the ability to recoil with nominal impact in the event of a slowdown.
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CEO Confidence Plunges In August Amid Growing Trade Worries And Slowdown Fears

CEO confidence in future business conditions fell 6% in August from July, according to Chief Executive’s most recent polling. At 6.2 out of 10 on our 1-10 scale, confidence is at its lowest level since October 2016.
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