• Evelyn Y. Davis, activist shareholder and ‘queen of the corporate jungle,' dies at 89

    15 days ago - By Washington Post

    She championed boardroom transparency and accountability, and became the scourge of CEOs.
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  • RIP: Evelyn Y. Davis

    15 days ago - By Crossing Wall Street

    Evelyn Y. Davis , one of Wall Street's true characters, has passed on, aged 89. She was known as the original shareholder activist, which is a polite way of saying she grilled CEO at shareholder meetings.
    It's a basic rule of our free enterprise system that if you own shares in a company, you are the owner. As a result, you're fully within your right to question management. And question, Ms. Davis did.
    For more than five decades, the Netherlands-born Ms. Davis attended annual meetings of Bank of America, Ford Motor Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., among many other companies, to offer...
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