Shareholder activism is on the rise, often motivated by outrage over the stratospheric pay rises that chief executives award themselves. Sharlene Goff asks David Oakley, FT Corporate Affairs correspondent, what have been the biggest recent rebellions and whether they can make a difference.
Goldman Sachs, the go-to bank of the rich and powerful, is moving into consumer lending and consumer savings. Patrick Jenkins, FT financial editor, discusses the surprise development with US banking editor Ben McLannahan, UK banking editor Martin Arnold, and Sam Theodore of credit rating agency Scope Ratings. Music by Kevin MacLeod
Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Goldman Sachs’s move into retail banking, the usefulness or otherwise of ‘coco’ bonds and why British banks aren’t doing as well as their European continental rivals.
Short seller Jim Chanos tells host Matt Klein about his illustrious career in investment management, including his bet against Enron before it went bust in 1999. Mr Chanos also discusses the mechanics of short selling, his research process, and some of the opportunities he said he missed. Visit FT.com/alphaville for show notes and a full transcript of the interview.
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