Governance Issues at the New York Stock Exchange


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This case study was compiled from published sources, and is intended to be used as a basis for class discussion. It is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. Nor is it a primary information source.

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Case Code : BECG035 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 500 ;
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Themes

Coporate Governance
Case Length : 20 Pages
Period : 2003 - 2004
Pub. Date : 2004
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : NYSE
Industry : -
Countries : USA

Abstract:

The case focuses on the allegations of misgovernance at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the governance reforms introduced in the exchange by interim Chairman John Reed.

 Over the years, NYSE was criticized by the analysts and industry observers for its outdated mode of working and governance practices.

The disclosure of Grasso's compensation led to widespread criticism against the exchange regarding its governance practices. The case brings out the working of NYSE and allegations against it, and it also discusses the reforms initiated by NYSE's interim CEO and Chairman, John Reed.

Issues:

Understand NYSE's working and governance practices

Understand the role of specialists in the working of the NYSE

Understand the importance of good governance practices in an organization

Contents:

  Page No.
Payback Time at NYSE 1
Background Note 2
The Working of NYSE 5
Governance Structure at NYSE (Pre-reform) 6
NYSE Comes Under Flak 5
The Role of Specialists 9
The Final Assault- CEO Compensation 10
The Clean-Up Exercise 11
Exhibits 14

Keywords:

Allegations, misgovernance, New York Stock Exchange, NYSE, reforms, exchange, Chairman, John Reed, industry observers, outdated mode, governance practices, Grasso's, compensation

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