Share Buybacks

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Blog: Will More Regulation Be Imposed On Stock Buybacks?

Lots of companies have been buying back their stock in recent years, either on their own initiative because, for example, management thinks the shares are undervalued, or sometimes at the insistence of hedge fund activists...more

Stock Repurchases: “We Can’t Think Of Anything Better To Do With Your Money”

The Wall Street Journal took aim yesterday at stock repurchases and dividend payments, citing a commissioned study that concluded: “companies in the S&P 500 index sharply increased their spending on dividends and...more

SEC Commissioner Stein On “Short-termism” and Corporate Boards

Two issues of continued importance to shareholders and the U.S. capital markets were recently discussed by SEC Commissioner Kara Stein. One the Commissioner called “short-termism” while the other focuses on the composition of...more

Blog: They Spurred The Stock Buyback Phenomenon. Will Hedge Fund Activists Now Eviscerate R&D?

It is widely recognized that one of the primary causes of the current stock buyback phenomenon has been pressure from hedge fund activists....more

Blog: Senator Urges SEC To Revisit Rules And Policies On Stock Buybacks

Data compiled by S&P and Bloomberg shows that companies in the S&P 500 spent 95% of their earnings on repurchases and dividends in 2014, including spending $553 billion on stock buybacks in 2014. ...more

Simplifying Leaver Provisions?

Introduction - In response to the Nuttall Review of Employee Ownership, the Government has introduced the Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2013 (the Regulations) which entered into force on 30...more

New Regulations Pave The Way for Increased Employee Owned Companies

The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published on 4 July 2012 the final report from the Nuttall Review of Employee Ownership (the Nuttall Review). It identifies a number of barriers to the creation and...more

UK Government Publishes Proposals for Changes to Law on Share Buy Backs

Proposals aim to help companies make greater use of employee share schemes and equity arrangements. On 15 February, the UK Government published its response to its consultation on the share buy back recommendations made...more

UK Government Proposals to Change the Share Buyback Regime

On 15 February 2013, the government published a set of proposals relating to the implementation of the Nuttall Review’s recommendations on share buybacks. The changes are designed to reduce the barriers that disincentivise...more

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