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Alert Alert On Governance & Confusion

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 2:20 PM

People should pay attention to the colour-coded 'alerts' from the UK's Association of British Insurers (ABI), the investor body. It has just issued an 'amber-top' alert (next stage is red top) to shareholders at Cable and Wireless Worldwide. The 'amber-top' alert suggests serious concerns about breaches in good governance.


C& W Worldwide, which has had three proft warnings in less than a year and has an annual meeting coming up on July 1st, has been in the news recently...

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'Le Stewardship' Works..& Then There's Deutsche

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 2:52 PM

The Investment Management Association (IMA) has produced a report that shows that the UK is the market where shareholders are most likely to engage with the companies they invest in through voting - ahead of other markets such as the US, Canada and Japan.


IMA members manage over £3.4trillion  of assets on behalf of UK and overseas clients. According to a survey of 50 firms, almost eight in 10 UK instituional investors do exercise their voting rights in the companie...

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Responsibility, Disclosure and Awards

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 4:55 PM

The last few weeks have seen women as the predominant focus of this blog.


But it isn't just about women, it's about transparency - and better boardrooms. And it isn't just the UK. It feels as if there's a swell of interest all over the world in better governance, and how to get it.


Shareholders in listed companies are being asked to take on more responsibility.


In Australia, the FT's

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