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Nikkei’s purchase of FT Group may be good for all those concerned

Nikkei’s purchase of FT Group may be good for all those concerned

by Dr John Buchanan, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research Nikkei’s purchase of FT Group for £844 million may have a happy ending for all concerned. Pearson has disposed of an unwanted asset for an unexpectedly good price, which it can now reinvest, Nikkei’s management has expressed its satisfaction in its acquisition, and… Read more

Hedge fund activism in Japan: the limits of shareholder primacy

Hedge fund activism in Japan: the limits of shareholder primacy

Professor Simon Deakin, Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research, is interviewed about his new book, Hedge Fund Activism in Japan: The Limits of Shareholder Primacy, co-authored by John Buchanan and Dominic Heesang Chai, and published by Cambridge University Press. “Whose interests should a company serve? Is it the property of shareholders, for them… Read more

Kay needs to replace “shareholder value” with “corporate value”

Kay needs to replace “shareholder value” with “corporate value”

By Professor Simon Deakin, director, Corporate Governance Research Programme, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge John Kay’s interim report finds that equity markets are failing in their primary tasks, which he identifies as enhancing the long-term growth of listed companies and providing savers with an appropriately high, risk-adjusted return on their investments. The failure… Read more

Executive pay – your questions answered

Executive pay – your questions answered

by Professor Simon Deakin, Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research 1. Do bonuses and incentive plans work? The real problem is that share options benefit executives in the event that the share price goes up and the Company does well, but if the share price goes down executives rarely see a fall in… Read more

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