Layoffs are often a sign of failure by top executives to properly manage a business and forecast needs -- and a failure of a board to ensure that the right management is in place.Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Mar 5, 2013 12:47 PM ET
Given the concerning revolving door between the SEC and banks like Citigroup, it's important that the settlement between the two is put aside and the case goes to trial.Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Feb 19, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Maybe the former white collar defense lawyer will be able to set aside her past connections to the corporate world and the possibility of future alliances. But the president could have picked someone who lacked such conflicts.
FORTUNE -- Imagine waking up one morning and reading a speech made by one of your bosses, where you discover just how little he values the projects you've been slaving away at for the MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Jan 30, 2013 9:02 AM ET
An internal report is just a start. Regulators and JP Morgan's board have much more they need to examine.
FORTUNE -- Searching for a banking hero, many in the press falsely awarded the great risk manager trophy to JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon. Apparently, the bank's board bought the hype. But in the wake of investigations into the London Whale trading fiasco, many more now recognize that JP Morgan, its board, MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Jan 22, 2013 9:26 AM ET
Last week, the New York State Comptroller sued Qualcomm for records related to its political spending. When it comes to these kinds of corporate accountability issues, the tech giant has plenty of company.
FORTUNE -- While millions of unemployed struggle to keep hope, corporations shelled out millions on election attack ads last year. Individual companies are still not fessing up on how their millions were spent. What do they have to MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Jan 9, 2013 1:13 PM ET
We've had the guns versus butter debate for decades, but not as deliberately as we should have, particularly outside the context of government spending. That's changing.Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Dec 19, 2012 1:18 PM ET
It might seem like the Netflix case is very different from an insider trading case. But selective disclosure and insider trading are birds of a feather.
FORTUNE -- We've certainly witnessed a bonanza of insider investigations and trials involving corporate secrets in 2012: Raj Rajaratnam of Galleon Group, SAC Capital, and Tiger Asia Management as a few examples.
In all these cases, inside information was the seedling for the alleged insider trading.
Executives MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Dec 17, 2012 10:51 AM ET
Given the widespread impact of the Libor scandal, it's strange that academics and former bankers are continuing to advocate the use of bonds or interest rate swaps to compensate top banking execs.
FORTUNE – The Libor manipulation debacle has resulted in something rare in the world of banking scandals. British police arrested three people Tuesday, including one former Citigroup trader, in a predawn raid in London.
As much as the arrests may MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Dec 13, 2012 9:37 AM ET
This year marked several wins for companies that want to shield themselves from shareholders. Pension funds and others are now gearing up for a fight for investor rights.
FORTUNE – In many ways, 2012 has been the year of investor class-based perks. A few cases in point: The Facebook (FB) and Carlyle (CG) initial public offerings (IPOs), both with dual class shares; preposterous defenses of privileged share classes during Google's (GOOG) stock MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Dec 6, 2012 1:30 PM ET
Doormats or sycophant compromisers need not apply. A few candidates we should consider. By Eleanor BloxhamEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Dec 4, 2012 10:17 AM ET
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