Blog : BOARD TALK
|Posted on December 23, 2016 at 1:30 PM|
|Posted on November 18, 2016 at 1:40 PM|
The topic of wider diversity - beyond gender - is at last beginning to move to centre stage in the UK's listed businesses, according to a report just out. A review of the annual reports of some 308 FTSE 350 companies finds 76% of companies mentioning aspects of board diversity other than gender - up from 56% in 2015.
This annual corporate governance review from professional services firm Grant Thornton UK LLP comes soon after the UK government-sponsored review by Sir John Pa...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 26, 2015 at 4:20 PM|
Is Amber the new Blue ?
It is surprising that 40% of FTSE 100 companies received an amber IVIS report in 2015, given that they are working within the policies approved by shareholders last year, says Linklaters, the global law firm.
Most remuneration reports were approved with a substantial majority, and only one report ( Intertek plc ) was rejected, it reveals in its snapshot o...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 25, 2015 at 6:10 PM|
For a country fixated on whether it should stay in or out of the European Union, the UK is remarkably good at missing all sorts of exciting events taking place within it.
Even two Bank Holidays can't account for the fact that an important vote around shareholder rights appears to have occurred without making much of an impression on the media. The lawyers have picked it up, however.
"In a strong signal about the importance of fostering sustainable an...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 5, 2013 at 11:45 AM|
Things are looking up a bit. At the CBI's annual conference yesterday, there was much talk about business and trust. And the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has strengthened the rules for a London listing.
At the CBI conference we were treated to some good conversation, including ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 2, 2013 at 5:45 PM|
October has arrived quietly - and with it brought signifiicant reforms of UK company law of interest to its boardrooms.
"Shareholders of around 900 UK quoted companies will now, as a result of government reforms, be better prepared to hold companies to account. They will now have access to clearer information on the pay of top executives and will be able to exercise their new legally binding vote on executive pay."
In fact, any remuneration poli...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 14, 2013 at 1:45 PM|
|Posted on April 27, 2013 at 2:45 PM|
It comes as little surprise that the role of RemCo (remuneration committee) chair is now viewed as the most challenging of the committee chair roles in the boardrooms of UK plc. Its only equivalent perhaps, is chair of the risk committee at a financial services company.
Significant research from headhunters Hedley May leads to these conclusions - and others - that may tangentially be of particular interest to those...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 4, 2013 at 8:50 AM|
The AGM season for UK plc is almost upon us - and boardrooms everywhere are doubtless hoping that the inclement weather will continue long enough to prevent any nasty attendances and upsets....
PIRC, the UK stewardship group, has produced a little primer with data on UK AGMs that might reassure those who have nightmares about 'Return Of The Shareholder Spring.'
Here are some of the figures from FTSE350 com...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 3, 2013 at 8:25 AM|
Does less financial data automatically assume less transparency ? If so, we are in trouble. On the other hand, it could be that more is known, but less is shared- which is even worse.
Chairmen and CEOs in the FTSE100 provided seven percent less financial data and eight percent less forward-looking financial data in annual statements over the last five years.
Metapraxis, the business analysis com...Read Full Post »