Google's founders recently announced a new corporate structure designed to perpetuate their grip over the company. Everyone should beware.
FORTUNE -- Google's founders announced a plan designed to perpetuate their ironclad grip on the long-term governance of the company.
With the board's blessing, the company will issue a new non-voting class of shares to existing shareholders. Because the founders currently hold majority-voting rights, the plan does not require that shareholders give their MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Apr 27, 2012 11:52 AM ET
Wells Fargo's upcoming annual meeting could prove to be just as significant as the pay rebuke Citigroup suffered last week. Here are some of the key issues at stake. By Eleanor BloxhamEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Apr 23, 2012 11:30 AM ET
Whether they understand them or not, all taxpayers have been sucked into the derivatives virtual reality game, and at great cost. By Eleanor BloxhamApr 16, 2012 10:53 AM ET
The fine print of Goldman's agreement with shareholder AFSCME places weak independent board members even more under the thumb of CEO Lloyd Blankfein. By Eleanor BloxhamMar 29, 2012 11:39 AM ET
The JOBS Act is part of an overall reshaping of the capital markets, producing new minefields that investment managers must step around. By Eleanor BloxhamMar 27, 2012 2:35 PM ET
It's serious when your CEO and company's culture have been publicly called out by both a judge and an employee in a two-week timeframe. Is Goldman's board willing to step up? By Eleanor BloxhamMar 15, 2012 12:11 PM ET
Given the level of repeat offenses at some of the largest financial firms, it's clear that the SEC needs to change its approach.
By Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance
FORTUNE – Disclosure failures related to mortgage offerings are again in the sights of the SEC, this time related to Goldman Sachs (GS) and Wells Fargo (WFC). And a recent court order describes potential client conflicts of MOREMar 12, 2012 10:28 AM ET
In the merger negotiation process, El Paso's board didn't seem to have control of CEO Doug Foshee. By Eleanor BloxhamMar 7, 2012 1:56 PM ET
It is a new year at HP with yet another CEO. But while things seem to change at the tech giant, they continue to face the same old governance problems. By Eleanor BloxhamFeb 10, 2012 5:12 PM ET
The private equity powerhouse's proposed IPO is an affront on shareholder rights and any sense of corporate accountability. By Eleanor BloxhamFeb 2, 2012 1:36 PM ET
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