A Boom Now, but Hurdles Ahead for Activist Investors: For now, activists are doing well, members of a panel discussion on the topic agreed. Nearly two-thirds of proxy fights are settled, with hedge funds getting at least a seat on corporate boards.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board has decided to make an adjustment on the amount of disclosure information that's provided to clients. The #1 complaint of investors is that the disclosures are too long and in a jargon that the commoner has difficulty following. This change might include making disclosures easier to follow with means investors will gain a better understanding of how their funds are being managed. Some might not like what they read if this happens.
STOCK fraud? Reporters miss a chance to expose Congress’s weak rationale for an ethics rule rollback By Sasha Chavkin Monday, Pres. Obama quietly signed a bill repealing major provisions of the ethics law known as the STOCK Act. After a 60 Min. report on insider trading in Congress, the STOCK Act banned members of Congress & senior executive & legislative officials from trading based on govt knowledge. The law directed that many of these officials’ financial disclosure forms be posted…
Sen. Elizabeth Warren peppered Rep. Tom Price, Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services, with questions about whether he helped a health-care company that he owned stock in. This is the height of Democratic hypocrisy! Congress is allowed to do insider trading. That is an awful thing. But almost 150 members of Congress engage in this and Congress PASSED the law enabling it. The law needs to be changed.
Details of 9/11 Insider Trading Lead Directly to CIA's Highest Ranks - FTW, October 9, 2001 - Although uniformly ignored by the mainstream U.S. media, there is abundant and clear evidence that a number of transactions in financial markets indicated specific (criminal) foreknowledge of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In the case of at least one of these trades -- which has left a $2.5 million prize unclaimed
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This Insider Trading Case Raises Troubling Questions About Trump's Commerce Secretary Nominee Wilbur Ross was accused of making two suspiciously timed trades while serving on the board of an embattled mortgage company.