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More on Wachtell and the SEC
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The New York Times's "Deal Professor," Steven Davidoff, is back with a follow-up column to the one I posted about here the other day concerning the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz's effort to get the SEC to make it harder for hedge funds to buy up 5% of more of companies. He raises the issue of "empty voting," which happens "when a person votes shares in which they do not have an economic interest."

This concern is probably overblown, but if it needs addressing (a big "if"), a better approach than tightening the rules on disclosing accumulated positions would be to crack down on naked shorting and to be more vigilant in recording share transfers and ownership. If shareholders don't want someone with no economic interest voting, then they shouldn't lend their shares out to short-sellers.

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Diversity Cops
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The Times obsession with race and gender diversity crops up in some unexpected places in today's paper.

Restaurant critic Pete Wells, last seen here writing about the "pleasure" of being served by "women" and "others who don't look like men of European descent," gets into it again in a three-star review of a restaurant called Carbone. He writes, "I'm not ready to play along with all of Carbone's casting decisions: currently all the captains, typically the most highly tipped employees, are men."

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More on Wachtell and the SEC
futureofcapitalism.com

The New York Times's "Deal Professor," Steven Davidoff, is back with a follow-up column to the one I posted about here the other day concerning the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz's effort to get the SEC to make it harder for hedge funds to buy up 5% of more of companies. He raises the issue of "empty voting," which happens "when a person votes shares in which they do not have an economic interest."

This concern is probably overblown, but if it needs addressing (a big "if"), a better approach than tightening the rules on disclosing accumulated positions would be to crack down on naked shorting and to be more vigilant in recording share transfers and ownership. If shareholders don't want someone with no economic interest voting, then they shouldn't lend their shares out to short-sellers.

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