The Great Debate UK

from Breakingviews:

Hef should have his way with Playboy shareholders

July 12, 2010

No executive satisfies his desires to a greater degree than Hugh Hefner. For half a century the 84-year-old founder of Playboy magazine has cultivated the image of a man who lives life to its libidinous fullness. So it's reasonable to expect that Hef, now in his twilight, will succeed in having his way with yet one more constituency -- his shareholders.

Baer bows to the inevitable

May 20, 2009

REUTERS– Margaret Doyle and Alexander Smith are Reuters columnists. The opinions expressed are their own –

Rio’s charm offensive

May 18, 2009

REUTERSJan Du Plessis, the man parachuted into the chair at Rio Tinto from British American Tobacco (they’ve so much in common), has spent a day on a charm offensive with the big shareholders in the mining group.

from The Great Debate:

New BofA chairman must prove independence

May 1, 2009

bofa-- Jonathan Ford is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Shareholders in Bank of America must be hugging themselves at their sheer audacity. They have plucked up the courage to say boo to Ken Lewis, the bank's all-powerful chairman and chief executive.

Don’t say aye, aye to 3i

April 30, 2009

REUTERS– Neil Collins is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –