Venture Funding Growth Rate Slips

November 6, 2000 ( - For the first time in more than two years venture capital investment fell in the third quarter. Still, the $79.9 billion invested so far this year is 137% more than the comparable period a year ago according to the National Venture Capital Association.

CalPERS Shifts Tenet Support

October 5, 2000 ( - The management of Tenet Healthcare has made new commitments on corporate governance to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), and the nation's largest public pension fund will move its support to the management slate of directors from a dissident slate at next week's meeting.

CEOs Holding On To Options

November 3, 2000 ( - Chief executive officers (CEOs) at the vast majority of large corporations are holding on to their stock options, rather than cashing in, according to a new survey.

CalPERS, AFSCME Agree, Disagree on Tenet Approach

October 3, 2000 ( - Despite shared concerns about executive compensation, the nation's largest public employee union and the country's largest public employee pension fund are currently on opposite sides of a board election - but that could change.

Lloyd's Offers Anti-Takeover Insurance

May 3, 2000 ( - Corporate finance executives have a new weapon in their anti-takeover arsenal. Lloyd's of London has introduced a new insurance product designed to protect North American companies from many of the direct costs associated with fending off an unsolicited takeover. Companies buy an option guaranteeing the right to acquire a policy in the event a hostile bid occurs.

eFrontiers "Winding Down" Operations

November 2, 2000 ( - Institutional investor marketplace is close to shutting its doors less than a year after launching its website, president Steve Cohen told

Liberty Considers Alternatives, Sale

November 2, 2000 ( - Liberty Financial effectively put out a "for sale" sign yesterday, the latest in a series of fund manager ownership shifts, even as it reported a 26% jump in assets under management.

THE URGE TO MERGE – Fund Acquirees Grow Slower

August 1, 2000 ( - When money managers are acquired, plan sponsors may be voting with their feet, according to data from a survey conducted by Cerulli Associates. The study found that 2/3 of US managers involved in merger activity grew slower than the industry average, with a like number falling short of their pre-merger growth rates.