Governance Issues at the New York Stock Exchange





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 Over the years, NYSE was criticized by the analysts and industry observers for its outdated mode of working and governance practices.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

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The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:

  • 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
Payback Time at NYSE
Background Note
The Working of NYSE
Governance Structure at NYSE (Pre-reform)
NYSE Comes Under Flak
The Role of Specialists
The Final Assault- CEO Compensation
The Clean-Up Exercise
Exhibits

Keywords

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