SEC exam findings a “wake-up call,” says LP

Early investor reaction to the first wave of private equity examinations from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ranges from skepticism, frustration that sponsors don’t provide as much information as investors ask for, to gratitude that the SEC is going to help improve behavior.

Facebook Governance Concern for California Pension Fund

Facebook‘s corporate governance rules, which give shareholders little say in how the social networking website would be run as a public company, are a cause for concern for US investor, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, writes Reuters. The pension fund, which has a portfolio valued at around $145 billion, is planning to send a […]

Investors Push for Sale of Charles River Laboratories

Relational Investors and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are pushing Charles River Laboratories to put itself up for sale, Reuters reported, citing an article in the Wall Street Journal. The two groups hold a 6.1% combined stake in that clinical research company. The Wall Street Journal reported that Charles River Laboratories – which has two main segments: preclinical services, and research models and services – could draw interest from private equity investors.

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