Winters Has Tough Questions For Coke Ahead of Earnings

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Mark Melin
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Ahead of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) earnings announcement on October 21, hedge fund manager David Winters, who pressured changes to Coke’s executive compensation system, has some hardball questions for Muthar Kent that Coke’s polite board of directors is unlikely to ask. David Winters’ questions for Muthar Kent ahead of Coca-Cola’s earnings The questions center around three primary topics: 1) restructuring Coke’s bottling operations; 2) Streamlining expenses; 3) Strengthening accountability. In a press release to be published today, Winters, chief executive officer of Wintergreen Advisors, will ask for accountability on the board. “When can Coke’s shareholders expect to see some board members…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.