Rob Cox helped found Breakingviews.com in 2000 in London. From 2004 he spearheaded the publication's expansion in the United States and edited daily Breakingviews columns in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Rob has worked as a financial journalist in London, Milan, New York, Washington, Chicago and Tokyo. Rob was named editor in chief of Breakingviews in December 2012, three years after it was acquired by Thomson Reuters. Rob is a frequent contributor to MSNBC and has written opinion pieces on a variety of subjects for the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today and other publications. Rob graduated from Columbia University’s Journalism School and the University of Vermont. Follow Rob on Twitter @rob1cox
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In coping with the tragedy of the financial crisis, the JPMorgan chief has passed through four of the five Kübler-Ross model phases: denial, anger, bargaining and depression. His latest annual letter to shareholders finally shows a desire to accept what’s happened and move on.
IPO investors’ willingness to accept second-class stock and governance that favors insiders suggests an imbalance between providers of capital and its consumers. The “coattails equity” peddled in the offerings of Box, GrubHub, Moelis, Virtu, and Weibo risks storing up trouble.
April Fools’ Day joke? Nope. It’s a shareholder proposal on the ballot at GE’s annual meeting. Setting aside the absence of buyers for a $260 bln company, it illustrates the kind of shareholder democracy gone wild that many boards and an SEC commissioner would like to squelch.
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