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Evolving lines of responsibility between the board and the management

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Natalie Cooper, Bob Lamm, Deloitte LLP, and Randi Val Morrison, Society for Corporate Governance, on Saturday, May 4, 2024 Editor's Note: Natalie Cooper is Senior Manager at the Center for Board Effectiveness at Deloitte LLP; Bob Lamm is Independent Senior Advisor at the Center for Board Effectiveness at Deloitte LLP; and Randi Val Morrison is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the Society for Corporate Governance.

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The rapid evolution of payments in Latin America

Mckinsey and Company

Cash is no longer Latin Americans’ preferred way to pay, as debit cards, credit cards, and mobile payments have gained fans, presenting opportunities for financial-services companies.

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Sony and Apollo in Talks to Acquire Paramount

NYT M&A

After letting exclusive talks with the movie studio Skydance lapse, Paramount’s directors met over the weekend and decided to negotiate with all the suitors.

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The Tragic Investment Banker Death: Should Senior Bankers Go to Jail for Killing Their Junior Staff?

Brian DeChesare

In case you’ve been offline for the past few days, it has happened yet again: An investment banker has died on the job. You can read about it in various threads on Wall Street Oasis , Reddit , eFinancialCareers , LinkedIn, and more, so I won’t repeat the full details here. In short, this banker was an Associate in the FIG team at Bank of America and had a very accomplished track record before joining the firm.

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How to Leverage Intent Data for Better Outcomes

Speaker: Susan Spencer, Principal of Spencer Communications

Intent signal data can go a long way toward shortening sales cycles and closing more deals. The challenge is deciding which is the best type of intent data to help your company meet its sales and marketing goals. In this webinar, Susan Spencer, fractional CMO and principal of Spencer Communications, will unpack the differences between contact-level and company-level intent signals.

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The Missing “T” in ESG

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Danielle Chaim (Bar-Ilan University), and Gideon Parchomovsky (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 Editor's Note: Danielle Chaim is an Assistant Professor at Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, and Gideon Parchomovsky is Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Chair in Corporate Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Robert G.

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AI for social good: Improving lives and protecting the planet

Mckinsey and Company

As AI advances from predictive to generative capabilities, its potential to address social issues defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals expands.

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4 Cost-Cutting Areas to Help Your Business Boost Profits

Machen McChesney

Many businesses focus on selling more products and services to boost profitability. But sales volume alone doesn’t necessarily raise profits. In fact, pushing more sales through a bloated expense structure can result in lower net profits.

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Next-Gen Governance: AI’s Role in Shareholder Proposals

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Arnaud Cavé and Niamh O’Brien, FTI Consulting, on Monday, May 6, 2024 Editor's Note: Arnaud Cavé is a Director and Niamh O’Brien is a Senior Consultant at FTI Consulting. This post is based on their FTI memorandum. With AI continuing to captivate businesses, consumers and regulators, institutional investors are also increasingly focusing their attention on the implications for the businesses in which they invest.

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New tactics for new talent: Closing US semiconductor labor gaps

Mckinsey and Company

America’s impending semiconductor expansion depends on three labor pools that are currently under pressure. Without new action, large talent gaps will likely persist, despite current workforce development.

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Barrick Gold CEO Says Mergers Won't Fix The Copper Shortage

Benzinga

Barrick Gold ‘s (NYSE: GOLD ) CEO, Mark Bristow , believes that mergers and acquisitions do not address the impending copper shortage. In light of BHP ‘s proposed $39 billion takeover of Anglo American , Bristow advocated for mining companies to focus on discovering and developing new copper deposits rather than pursuing consolidation. "You can consolidate, but it doesn't bolster the production profile.

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Statement of Cash Flows vs. Cash Flow Statement

Speaker: Wayne Spivak - President and Chief Financial Officer of SBA * Consulting LTD, Industry Writer, and Public Speaker

The old adages that "cash is king" and "you can’t spend profits" still hold true today. But however well-known these sayings might be, it requires a change in mindset to properly implement a cash flow management system that predicts your business's runaway as accurately as possible. Key to this new mindset is understanding the difference between the Statement of Cash Flows, a historical look at the source and uses of cash, and the Cash Flow Statement, which uses transaction history and forward-l

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How to Measure Your Way to Product-Market Fit

Lighter Capital

Whether your business is just starting to focus more heavily on product-market fit, or if the goal is to raise money so you can continue to grow, today’s market is proof that customer focus will remain a critical element in success. Whatever stage in the game you’re at, here’s some wisdom you can take to the bank: don’t get tunnel vision when raising money.

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DOJ Pilot Program on Voluntary Self-Disclosures for Individuals

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by James J. Fredricks and Bora P. Rawcliffe, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on Sunday, May 5, 2024 Editor's Note: James J. Fredricks is a Partner and Bora P. Rawcliffe is Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. This post is based on their Skadden memorandum. On April 15, 2024, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Criminal Division unveiled a new Pilot Program on Voluntary Self-Disclosures for Individuals that offers non-prosecution agreements (NPAs) to ind

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To defend against disruption, build a thriving workforce

Mckinsey and Company

As generative AI begins to reshape jobs, leaders have an opportunity to reimagine work, the workplace, and the worker. Five actions can help.

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What's Going On With Exxon Mobil Shares Today?

Benzinga

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) closed its acquisition of Pioneer Natural Resources Company last week. The merger of both companies created a combined company that has more than 1.4 million net acres in the Delaware and Midland basins and had an estimated 16 billion barrels of oil equivalent resource. With the buyout, ExxonMobil’s Permian production volume is projected to more than double to 1.3 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (MOEBD), based on 2023 volumes, and is targeted

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Mastering Intent Data: Understanding its Importance & Best Practices

Speaker: Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union

In this webinar, Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union and business strategist, will take you through the ABCs of intent data. You'll learn how to effectively use it to drive business results, with practical tips on how to leverage both company and contact intent data to maximize your marketing efforts. Whether you're a seasoned marketer or just getting started, this webinar is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of digital marketing.

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Redpath Leaps into Modernity at Securian Center

Redpath

Saint Paul, MN (May 8, 2024) - In a significant stride towards modernization and a renewal of their commitment to remain headquartered in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, Redpath and Company—one of Minnesota's leading accounting firms—completed their office relocation from the Alliance Bank Center to the Securian Center. Now located at 400 Robert Street North in Suite 1600, the office move marks a pivotal moment in the company's journey, aligning with its vision for growth, innovation, and cultur

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The effect of female leadership on contracting from Capitol Hill to Main Street

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jonathan Brogaard (University of Utah), Nataliya Gerasimova (Norwegian Business School), and Maximilian Rohrer (Norwegian School of Economics), on Thursday, May 9, 2024 Editor's Note: Jonathan Brogaard is the Kendall D. Garff Chaired Professor in the Finance department at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. Nataliya Gerasimova is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Norwegian Business School.

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Early adoption of generative AI in commercial life sciences

Mckinsey and Company

Pilots of generative AI commercial use cases at biopharmaceutical and medtech companies have been promising, but success at scale hinges on a clear—and budgeted—gen AI strategy and custom solutions.

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May 2024 Regulatory Brief: Final Rules Plus Will Mortgages Be the Next Junk Fees?

N Contracts

The May 2024 Regulatory Update podcast has the latest regulatory compliance news, trends and analysis, including CFPB junk fees and several final and proposed rules

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Comment on Fannie & Freddie’s AI Appraisal Photo Recognition by Cassandra

Appraisers Blog

We need to alert the public with our concerns. One large national newspaper to do a story about the possible ramifications to privacy, intended or unintended. What an uninformed homeowners tour might reveal.

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Stakeholder Governance and the Eclipse of Shareholder Primacy

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 Editor's Note: Martin Lipton is a Founding Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. This post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum by Mr. Lipton and Kevin S. Schwartz. For decades, advocates of “shareholder primacy” as the North Star of corporate governance have steered our leading corporations and our Nation’s economic engine perilously off-course.

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Author Talks: The business of ethics for leaders

Mckinsey and Company

How should CEOs approach corporate values? When should they speak out on contentious issues? Alison Taylor breaks down how businesses can do the right thing—even when it’s not easy to.

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Policies Bar Origis Investor Suit Coverage, Del. Judge Finds

Law 360 M&A

A Delaware Superior Court judge dismissed most insurers from a renewable energy company and its now-former CEO's action seeking coverage for an underlying investor suit over devalued shares, saying Thursday that a "no action" clause in one set of policies and a prior acts exclusion in another preclude coverage.

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Comment on Fannie & Freddie’s AI Appraisal Photo Recognition by Baggins

Appraisers Blog

In reply to William Turner. Privacy and appraisal in the age of AI? There is a lot out there. Today I researched Graham Leach Bliley, AI, and appraisal. GLB summary from a financial services providers perspective. Easy read. [link] FTC 2023 updated rules. What is the Bank Holding Company Act? Are we supposed to know about this? Be sure to click the top link and read the actual federal rules.

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Activism Vulnerability Report

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jason Frankl, Brian G. Kushner, and Robert J. Kueppers, FTI Consulting, on Thursday, May 9, 2024 Editor's Note: Jason Frankl and Brian G. Kushner are Senior Managing Directors and Robert J. Kueppers is Senior Advisor at FTI Consulting. This post is based on a FTI Consulting memorandum by Mr. Frankl, Mr. Kushner, Mr. Kueppers, Kurt Moeller , Tom Kim, and Ryan Chiang.

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Unleashing the power of midcap companies

Mckinsey and Company

Midmarket businesses have vast opportunities to increase their performance and scale if they reinvent how they work. Here are six keys to successful midcap transformations.

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E-Discovery Quarterly: Recent Rulings On Text Message Data

Law 360 M&A

Electronically stored information on cellphones, and in particular text messages, can present unique litigation challenges, and recent court decisions demonstrate that counsel must carefully balance what data should be preserved, collected, reviewed and produced, say attorneys at Sidley.

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Comment on Fannie & Freddie’s AI Appraisal Photo Recognition by William Turner

Appraisers Blog

I looked closely at Baggins chart, May 7, the last section, personal data about people and how loans may be based upon their personal likes and dislikes. Today I read the last couple of comments on AI looking at the photographs of the interior and thought about AI figuring out who lives in the house, and now our photos of that person’s belongings may also follow them.

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Innovation: The Bright Side of Common Ownership?

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Mireia Giné (IESE Business School), on Monday, May 6, 2024 Editor's Note: Mireia Giné is Professor of Finance at the IESE Business School. This post is based on a recent paper by Prof. Giné; Miguel Antón , Florian Ederer , and Martin Schmalz. The common ownership hypothesis has ignited a debate among scholars, policymakers, investors, and other industry stakeholders about the impact of widespread diversified investment on corporate competition.

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The McKinsey Crossword: Author Talks | No. 179

Mckinsey and Company

Sharpen your problem-solving skills the McKinsey way, with our weekly crossword. Each puzzle is created with the McKinsey audience in mind, and includes a subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) business theme for you to find. Answers that are directionally correct may not cut it if you’re looking for a quick win.

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DOJ Task Force To Target Healthcare Monopoly, Collusion

Law 360 M&A

The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division sharpened its focus Thursday on healthcare platforms that combine doctors with insurers, data and more in what the administration's top competition official called the "alarming" accumulation of assets.

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Comment on Fannie & Freddie’s AI Appraisal Photo Recognition by Sheri

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Baggins. A borrower inspection is just that. The borrower is lead through a video inspection on his/her phone by an appraiser sitting at a computer. The appraiser gives the borrower instructions on what to view and the borrower takes video while walking through the property. The appraiser sitting at his/her desk can watch the video as it is being recorded by the borrower and take snapshots of items of importance through coordination with the borrower.

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Microsoft's Xbox Closes 4 Video Game Studios In Bethesda Restructure

Benzinga

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT ) is shuttering several Bethesda studios and merging at least two — Roundhouse Games and ZeniMax Online Studios — sending shockwaves through the gaming industry. What Happened : According to IGN, the closures affect Arkane Austin , Tango Gameworks , and Alpha Dog Studios and will likely cause the cancellation of promised updates for various games.

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Kareem Yusuf on building sustainability products for your customers

Mckinsey and Company

Kareem Yusuf, senior vice president of product management and growth at IBM, discusses the current landscape for sustainability products, the connection between sustainability and profitability, and how to empower customers to be more sustainable.

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Bain Capital Plugs $250M Into Professional Services Firm

Law 360 M&A

Technology-enabled professional services company Sikich LLC on Thursday announced that it has secured a $250 million minority growth investment from private equity giant Bain Capital in a transaction built by four firms.

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