Q&A With Nell Minow – Financial Regulatory Reform

by Gary Larkin, for Governance Center Blog at The Conference Board, February 11, 2010.

As financial regulatory reform remains in limbo in the U.S. Senate, shareholders and corporate watchdogs are becoming more vociferous and taking more action. One such organization taking the lead in this area is The Corporate Library and its founder Nell Minow.

When Nell isn’t being quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Corporate Board Member or Directorship on such issues as executive compensation or corporate governance, she is testifying before Congress, writing books and articles on these topics.

Recently, she has taken on the topic of financial regulatory reform [See this article on CNN’s Web site, “Wall Street bonuses are outrageous.”] Below are some excerpts from that CNN article:

“I believe in the market,” she wrote. “But executives and their boards of directors have hijacked the market to externalize costs and it is doing critical damage to capitalism. The key is always persuading providers of capital that managers will use the funds to create shareholder value and not to enrich themselves. This compensation mess calls that into question…(continue reading)

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