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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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We still have options

The double-deductibility of stock appreciation rights is history. Employers shouldn’t lose too much sleep
By Ken Hugessen
June 25th, 2010

The recent federal budget included a number of proposed changes to the tax code with the objective of “closing unfair tax loopholes.” A number of these changes will impact most, if not all, of the companies and their employees that … Continue reading

Posted in Views

Have tablet, will travel

If you’ve reached the point where you’re mainlining print and electronic documents, Apple’s new iPad raises interesting possibilities
By Danny Bradbury
June 25th, 2010

Well, it’s finally here. Apple’s iPad— the most anticipated tablet since Moses spoke to the Big Guy—was introduced way back in January and finally started shipping in the U.S. in April, with Canada’s launch scheduled for late May. But is … Continue reading

Posted in Handbook

How the E-readers stack up

Sidebar to "Have tablet, will travel"
By Listed Staff
June 25th, 2010

The iPad is more than an e-reader. But that’s the new market in which it first stands. And it’s a market that’s exploding. American wholesale e-book sales rose to US$55.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, up from US$16.8 … Continue reading

Posted in Handbook

Review: Management strategies for the cloud revolution

Management strategies for the cloud revolution
By Listed Staff
June 25th, 2010

McGraw-Hill Ryerson May 2010 Bring up cloud computing in a group of people and you’ll find reaction falls into three camps: those who swear it’s a cosmic game- changer; those who sneer it’s the latest over- hyped flavour of the … Continue reading

Posted in Handbook
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