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Shareholder uprising against excesses of executive pay

Shareholder uprising against excesses of executive pay

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Spreadbet Magazine supports wholeheartedly the growing momentum by company shareholders to the grossly excessive and disproportionate pay levels currently prevalent in corporate UK. Our story posted yesterday on the magnitude of monies that wee paid out at Lehman just before its collapse is a salutary lesson in just how much many respect modern day company…

Falkland Islands oil quiet for now but plenty of action to come

Falkland Islands oil quiet for now but plenty of action to come

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After the hysteria triggered by the rumours of a gigantic oil discovery at Borders and Southern’s Darwin East well in the South Falklands basin, all is quiet. For now! Borders and Southern of course disappointed many investors who piled into the shares a couple of weeks ago after stories in the Sun newspaper of oil…

Research in motion slips on smart phone data

Research in motion slips on smart phone data

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Research in Motion’s shares are down 4.5 percent to $13.6 on a report from IDC that showed RIM’s share of the global smartphone market fell to 6.7% in the first quarter of 2012, compared to 13.6% for the same period last year. Apple and Samsung together had a 53% of the total market on a volume…

Late and continued strength in Blinkx + 25% in 4 trading days

Late and continued strength in Blinkx + 25% in 4 trading days

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Blinkx – the online video search company has quietly put on almost 25% in just 4 trading days after being shaken down to the early 40’s post the 10 April trading update that revealed slowing growth – contrary to analyst expectations. This type of price action, going against the fundamentals, is always interesting to us…

Bumi shares continue to push on

Bumi shares continue to push on

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Following our post yesterday and the inclusion in the Directors dealings section of our latest issue – http://issuu.com/spreadbetmagazine/docs/spreadbet-magazine-v4_generic it is interesting to see Bumi continue to rise today (albeit on thin volume). Looks like 550p over the next few days –  a close over here and the 50% retracement of the move from just under 800p…

Are Man Group shares a buy?

Are Man Group shares a buy?

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Some highlights from todays results  – Gains of 5% or more in the European long/short, North American Opportunities, Alpha Select, Global Opportunity, Global Convertibles, Market Neutral, European Distressed, Emerging Markets and Multi-Strategy alternative investment styles, with long only Japan Core Alpha up 21.4% and Global Equities up 13.9% Three quarters of performance fee eligible GLG…

Top 50 Lehman Brothers salaries in 2007

Top 50 Lehman Brothers salaries in 2007

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A year before the investment bank, Lehman Brothers, collapsed into bankruptcy in September 2008 under the leadership of Dick Fuld aka “The Gorilla”, the salaries of the top 50 employees were as follows. The list is topped by Robert Millard in the Global Trading Strategies unit, who received $51 million in total including $25 million…