FAIR GAME – Directors Disappoint by What They Don’t Do

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Published: May 11, 2013

DIRECTORS of some high-profile public companies are coming under scrutiny this proxy season. Shareholder advocates say it’s about time.

The coming meeting of JPMorgan Chase shareholders, to be held in Tampa, Fla., on May 21, is a case in point. Directors on that board are under fire for not monitoring the bank’s risk management, a failure highlighted by last year’s $6 billion trading loss in the company’s chief investment office. Shareholder advisory firms have recommended voting against some of the directors on the risk policy committee and audit committee, so it will be interesting to see what kind of support those board members receive at the election.

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