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First we take Manhattan

Who needs M&A? Since the crash, Canadian banks have been expanding in the U.S. by hiring hundreds of top American execs
By Dana Lacey
June 25th, 2010

Back in 2008, when the financial crisis was at its most intense and the market collapse most severe, U.S. banks and financial institutions were going cheap. JPMorgan Chase started things off, famously acquiring Wall Street giant Bear Stearns in March … Continue reading

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Anatomy of an American hire

Sidebar to "First we take Manhattan"
By Dana Lacey
June 25th, 2010

Canadian banks are bulking up on once-untouchable U.S. recruits. Walter Owens is one of them It was June 2008 when Walter Owens got his first phone call from a TD Bank recruiter. The bank was looking for someone to lead … Continue reading

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Enough with the oversight

Sidebar to "Beyond compliance"
By Tony Keller
June 25th, 2010

Canada’s corporate directors want more of a stake in strategy Is the idea of a “compliance board” that spends too many meetings ticking boxes instead of reviewing corporate strategy—and is thereby blind to potential faults and fatal assumptions—a popular fiction? … Continue reading

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Beyond compliance

Despite a decade of reform, boards are still dropping the ball when it comes to risk and good governance. Is more reform the answer?
By Tony Keller
June 25th, 2010

Public companies and their boards have been through a multi-year grind of corporate governance reform. And in the wake of the financial meltdown, they’re about to start another round. More and better corporate rules are supposed to lead to, well, … Continue reading

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One ruling, three opinions

Sidebar to "Test case"
By Andy Holloway
June 25th, 2010

The OSC’s intervention in the HudBay-Lundin deal changed TSX takeover rules for everybody. But that’s just the half of it When it comes to precedents, HudBay Minerals’ bid for Lundin Mining in late 2008 gets top billing as the first-ever … Continue reading

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