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December 02, 2014
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CIRI Announces the Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) Graduates

The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) congratulates the Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) graduates. The

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Jeffrey MacIntosh's Misguided Analysis of the New National Securities Regulator

Many of the provisions that MacIntosh characterizes as changes follow existing legislation.

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Enthusiasm For Notice and Access Grows in 2014

Notice and access - where security holders receive pertinent details of upcoming shareholder meetings electronically - continued to grow in popularity through 2014. First introduced in time for the 2013 Proxy Season, notice and access provides issuers with the opportunity to distribute proxy materials through the Internet, at significant potential cost savings.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Significant Changes to the Rights Offering Regime

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published for comment proposed amendments that would create a streamlined prospectus exemption for rights offerings by reporting issuers.

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German Boardrooms to Introduce Female Quotas

New rules will mean 108 of Germany's biggest companies will be required to have at least a third of their boardrooms as female.

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Alberta Facilitates Access to Private Placements for Institutional Investors

In a bold and sensible move, on November 20, 2014, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) issued a blanket order granting exemptions from Alberta's securities laws to greatly improve access to securities - in particular, foreign securities - distributed on a private placement basis to institutional investors in Alberta.

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Mini-Tenders 301: Will Such Offers Be Used in Proxy Contests?

This is the final article in our mini-tender trilogy. We have previously discussed mini-tender offers from the perspectives of the offeror, and the issuer and shareholders. This article considers how mini-tenders might be strategically used in proxy contests.

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What's a CEO Really Worth? Too Many Companies Simply Don't Know

The pay that CEOs and other executives receive is not aligned well with company performance, primarily because companies and boards lack the tools to accurately measure how much success executives are actually having in their jobs, a new study concludes.

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When Activist Investors Aim at Strong Companies

Activist investors have the "hot hand" these days. Their calls to break up companies have attracted growing attention, and their hedge funds continue to add new capital.

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Glass Lewis to Toughen Position Against Curbs on Special Meetings

Proxy recommendation guidelines for 2015 also heighten scrutiny of pre-IPO charter changes.

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