GMI Ratings in the News: Corporate Governance, Forensic Accounting

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In the News

Executive Compensation, Combined CEO/Chair

5/3/13 — 1 Way This Company Squanders Your Investment — Motley Fool

“Want to destroy billions in shareholder value and still get 75% of your bonus? Consider working at AT&T (NYSE: T), or another company with combined CEO and chairman roles.”

5/1/13 — Big Earners, Smaller Banks — American Banker

“Here are some of the most richly rewarded chiefs among the smaller banks. Ratings of pay practices, on a scale from A to F, are provided by GMI Ratings.”

4/27/13 — Activision’s Kotick Gets 8-Fold Raise Reaching Top Tier — Bloomberg

“We don’t like any element of this pay package,” said Nell Minow, a corporate-governance consultant at GMI Ratings and frequent critic of executive pay. “In the past we have expressed concern about this company and its compensation practices.”

Forensic Accounting

5/4/13 — Risky Stocks In A Rising Market — Seeking Alpha

“As the market has climbed higher, I’ve continued my search for stocks that might be at greater risk during the next correction. To avoid bias, I’ve used fundamental screens, such as stocks overvalued on PEG (price/earnings/growth) basis, and stocks predicted to substantially underperform the market by forensic accounting research firm GMI Ratings.”

GMI Ratings News

5/2/13 — Former ISS sales head Concannon replaces Kaplan as GMI Ratings’ chief executive — Responsible Investor

“We see Dan’s appointment as a major step toward accelerating GMI Ratings’ sales growth and reinforcing the firm’s competitive distinctions.”