Activist investors

HomeStreet to buy out its loudest critic

07/11/19

The activist investor Blue Lion Capital, which had pushed for HomeStreet's sale, is selling all of its stock to the Seattle company.

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HomeStreet prevails in battle with activist investor

06/21/19

All of the Seattle company's directors, including CEO Mark Mason, were backed by shareholders despite a challenge by Blue Lion Partners.

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Fed seeks to clarify bank control framework

04/23/19

The Fed board unveiled a proposal Tuesday to standardize how investors owning less than one-quarter of a bank can determine who holds a "controlling" stake and therefore must register as a bank holding company.

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Activist investor to fight for HomeStreet board seats

04/23/19

Blue Lion Capital, which has been critical of the Seattle company in recent years, has nominated two individuals to become directors.

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Goldman to curb commodities trading; activist turns up heat on Barclays

02/06/19

Once a moneymaker and executive training spot, the business is no longer cost-effective; Edward Bramson wants a board seat.

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Wells Fargo bends to critics in its latest response to scandals

01/30/19

In a lengthy report released Wednesday, the bank pledged to protect whistleblowers, better handle customer complaints and re-examine its lending practices.

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Shutdown boosts payday lenders; CEO pay growth far outpaces rank-and-file

01/22/19

Many government employees are turning to alternative lenders to bridge the gap between paychecks; the average pay at the biggest U.S. banks rose by just 3% last year, well below the CEO rate.

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Amex suspends foreign currency boss; Deutsche bonuses may shrink

01/09/19

The unit is under investigation by federal agencies for misrepresenting pricing; investment bankers are looking at a possible 15-20% drop in bonus money.

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Mortgage rates drop; activist investor ups pressure on Barclays

01/08/19

4.5% rates could trigger more homebuying and refinances; Sherborne Investors wants a seat on the bank’s board so it can facilitate change.

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Activist investor hires heavy hitter for fight with HomeStreet

12/14/18

Blue Lion Capital said Johnny Guerry, who was sparred with other community banks, will assist in efforts to pressure the Seattle bank to improve its performance or sell itself.

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