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
In the wake of the recent Autonomy acquisition mess, Whitman has outlined a multi-pronged defense of HP's board. But that defense has several holes. By Eleanor BloxhamEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Nov 30, 2012 11:47 AM ET
A new study shows that CEOs will reap huge financial benefits if a fiscal cliff campaign some of them are undertaking is successful. This is yet another reason it's time to raise the flag on CEO pay. By Eleanor BloxhamEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Nov 26, 2012 11:15 AM ET
Hershey is being sued based on allegations that its suppliers use illegal child labor. Corporate board reactions to these issues have been mixed at best. It's time for a change. By Eleanor BloxhamEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Nov 16, 2012 3:38 PM ET
Amid reports that the SEC is investigating Vikram Pandit's departure from Citigroup, the bank's board needs to take a very close look at how it shares information with shareholders and the public.
FORTUNE -- Is the SEC investigating former CEO Vikram Pandit's departure from Citigroup?
The regulator wouldn't comment on the issue for this article, but that's what Fox Business reported last Tuesday. The issue, according to Fox's reporting, is around the timing MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Oct 29, 2012 10:20 AM ET
Including yet another management member on the bank's board -- soon to be former CFO David Viniar -- brings the total to three, an unusual move for a large public company.
FORTUNE -- When Goldman Sachs announced that it was changing CFOs last week, it also announced that it would be adding yet another insider to its board, soon-to-be-former CFO David Viniar.
Including another management member on Goldman's (GS) board, bringing the MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Sep 25, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Regulators, customers, shareholders, and boards need to push for the wider use of electronic confirmations as part of company audits.
FORTUNE -- Trustees are still scrambling to find the billions at MF Global and the millions at Peregrine that have gone missing from customer accounts.
In June, a report from the MF Global (MFGLQ) trustee stated that there are "claims for breach of fiduciary duty and negligence … that may be asserted against MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Aug 16, 2012 11:44 AM ET
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