activist investors, investor activism, shareholders

7 February, 2018

Activist investors: the corporate world’s new fixture

They can strike fear into the hearts of boards. They can force an about-turn in strategy, break up a company, or even clear out long-standing and respected members of a boardroom; activist investors m...
Donald Brydon, London Stock Exchange

18 December, 2017

London Stock Exchange chairman Donald Brydon likely to remain in post

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London Stock Exchange, LSE

1 December, 2017

Shareholders to vote on future of London Stock Exchange chairman

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) will push ahead with an extraordinary general meeting on 19 December, which will decide the fate of chairman Donald Brydon, after shareholders refused to back dow...
Xavier Rolet, London Stock Exchange

29 November, 2017

London Stock Exchange struck by leadership crisis after CEO quits

The clash between investors and the board of the London Stock Exchange Group over the future of chief executive Xavier Rolet has evolved into a leadership crisis, with the immediate departure of Rolet...
Donald Brydon, LSE

16 November, 2017

LSE row prompts demand for CEO confidentiality waiver

Pressure on the board of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) over the departure of chief executive Xavier Rolet has ramped up again after a key investor wrote to the group’s chairman demanding that a co...
Donald Brydon, London Stock Exchange

10 November, 2017

Investors head for showdown with LSE board over CEO’s departure

The board of the London Stock Exchange is this morning considering demands for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) from shareholders angry over the resignation of chief executive Xavier Rolet. T...
Xavier Rolet, London Stock Exchange

7 November, 2017

LSE clashes with shareholders over governance of CEO departure

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) was yesterday forced to defend the handling of its CEO's departure, saying that it had followed "a proper governance process". The statement followed a letter from a...
Andrew Bailey, FCA

30 October, 2017

FCA faces questions over sovereign-owned companies’ listing rule

A consultation that would see sovereign-owned companies allowed a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange is set to face further scrutiny from members of the House of Commons who have already exp...
Carsten Kengeter, Deutsche Börse

27 October, 2017

Deutsche Börse CEO quits amid insider dealing investigation

Deutsche Börse's chief executive Carsten Kengeter has announced his resignation amid controversy surrounding an investigation for insider dealing. Kengeter will leave the exchange at the end of th...
Andrew Bailey, FCA

13 October, 2017

FCA chief: ‘Sovereign-owned’ listing rules will meet highest standards

Creating a new premium listing category to deal with sovereign-owned companies would maintain a high level of governance, while avoiding a situation in which they list on a lighter-governed platform, ...