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Dutch pension fund joins the call for ARC board changes


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Dutch pension fund manager PGGM is calling for the resignation of four directors of American Realty Capital Properties. Activist hedge fund investor Keith Meister of Corvex Management also has called … Read More

Some want SGX stripped of regulatory powers


  • Reuters

Some brokers and investors are calling for Singapore Exchange to no longer have regulatory authority. The departure of CEO Magnus Bocker is seen as an opportunity for the Monetary Authority of Singapo… Read More

Wagner wants SEC to act first on fiduciary rule


  • ThinkAdvisor
  • Huffington Post, The

Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., has reintroduced legislation that would require the Labor Department to wait for the Securities and Exchange Commission to act on a fiduciary rule before moving forward. Wagner… Read More

Southern states face power outages from winter storm


  • Reuters

A winter storm covered areas throughout the South with snow, up to 9 inches in some places, and contributed to vehicular accidents and power outages. About 1,200 flights were canceled Thursday, many o… Read More

TD Bank's Masrani sees opportunity in mobile, credit cards


  • CNBC

Credit cards are a key growth area for TD Bank, says CEO Bharat Masrani, and the bank is looking for opportunities to partner with more retailers to issue cards. Masrani also says mobile banking is an… Read More