The Securities and Exchange Commission late Monday issued long-expected new tough restrictions on proxy advisory firms.
Chairwoman's comments come as many corporations face strategic review proposals.
Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International on Tuesday said it plans to launch an exchange offer later this week to put its $54 billion hostile bid to acquire Allergan before shareholders, as part of a broader effort to step up its effort to acquire the California-based drug maker best known as the maker of Botox.
Provision improves chances for other fixes, such as exempting mid-size banks from SIFI rules.
Activist investor Starboard Value on Thursday said it would launch a full-scale proxy contest in an attempt to take over the 12-person board of Darden Restaurants after the company went ahead and made a deal to sell its Red Lobster chain to Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker on Wednesday said he is optimistic that international bank supervisors will be able to strike agreements on complex cross-border issues that exist when setting up a global system to dismantle a big failing international bank.
Participants at a Treasury Department conference on asset managers on Monday suggested that the largest hedge fund managers are less likely to be designated as systemically risk by a group of regulators than other large classes of asset managers such as the biggest mutual fund complexes.
Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and Nassim Taleb, author of "The Black Swan," on Thursday clashed over whether policy-makers have moved toward solving the issue of systemically risky banks that emerged during the 2008 crisis or just made the financial system more dangerous for the next downturn.
Offer is activist's first hostile acquisition partnership; Pershing commits $400 million to the deal.
The FDIC's Gruenberg said the cap is the most "significant" step towards reducing systemic risk.