Read about the most current corporate governance issues among local business leaders.

  • Markets abhor vacuum left by derivatives

    The recent collapse of two hedge funds at Bear Stearns Asset Management raises two questions few people can answer. How did they lose so much money so quickly? And where else are similar problems buried? The unsatisfying answers illustrate why markets suddenly have become so volatile.

  • Next in the spotlight: Nominating/corporate governance committees

    Since the beginning of the new era in corporate governance that began with the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in 2002, the focus of governance activity has shifted among the various required standing committees of the board of directors: the audit, compensation and nominating/corporate governance committees.

  • Local business leaders weigh in on effects of SOX on CEO-board relationship

    In the more than five years since the federal Sarbanes-Oxley act was passed, the law, which set more stringent standards for public companies and their directors, has dramatically changed the internal machinations and accounting of public businesses.

  • Opening the door to the boardroom: Can we talk?

    Until fairly recently, if you were a director or a shareholder at a public company, the answer to that question would have been a definitive "no!" Contact between the two groups was discouraged and, in some cases, even prohibited. However, the era of increasing shareholder activism is turning that truism on its ear and shareholders are now pushing open the door to the boardroom. Thus, the concept and focus for "Directors Forum 2008: Directors, Managers & Shareholders in Dialogue" - Jan. 13-15 in San Diego - is unique for corporate governance gatherings in that it brings together diverse groups to encourage meaningful discourse.

Corporate Governance

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Comic-Con 2010: 'Kingdom of Loathing'

July 22, 2010 -- Erin Stack, "office guru" for Asymmetric Publications, talks about "Kingdom of Loathing" and the conference's potential change of venue.

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Corporate Governance - Aug 2008

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