Barclays bank

21 June, 2017

SFO brings fraud charges against Barclays and former executives

The Serious Fraud Office has brought conspiracy to commit fraud charges against Barclays and four former executives, including the former CEO John Varley.

trading screen, shares, stocks, equities, institutional investors

20 June, 2017

Index firm reviews membership role of non-voting shares

Institutional investors await the outcome of consultation on the role of non-voting stock in determining membership of FTSE Russell indices, following SNAP's decision to float without a single voting share.

Morrisons supermarkets

16 June, 2017

Morrisons’ chairman clashes with shareholders over directors’ pay

Shareholders revolt over Morrisons' executive remuneration report, which shows a potential rise in pay for CEO David Potts to £5.3m.

Audit stamp, audit quality

15 June, 2017

Audit quality improves among FTSE350, says watchdog

Financial watchdog the FRC reports that audits carried out by FTSE350 companies has improved year on year.

26 May, 2017

Hong Kong stock exchange explores new share structures

Hong Kong exchange will debate the possibility of a new trading board offering alternative share structures.

Larry Fink, BlackRock

22 May, 2017

Philanthropist challenges BlackRock over executive pay voting

Shareholder calls on world's largest fund manger to bring voting on executive pay in line with other investment managers.


22 May, 2017

Courtroom clash between AkzoNobel and shareholders set for today

Shareholders demand an investigation of management and call an extraordinary general meeting to vote on the future of chairman Antony Burgmans.

Secret NED

19 May, 2017

The Secret NED on the trials of the remuneration chair

It's undoubtedly a tough job, especially in this pay-sensitive climate. So why would anyone want to be remuneration chair? The Secret NED mulls it over.

trade, global trade

3 May, 2017

‘Misinvoicing’ accounts for majority of illicit financial flows in global trade

NGO finds that misinvoicing—deliberately misreporting invoice values in international trade—accounts for 87% of illicit financial flows.

corporate crime, tax evasion, money laundering, Criminal Finance Act

28 April, 2017

Criminal Finances Bill receives Royal Assent

A Bill to extend the powers of enforcement agencies to recover the proceeds of crime, tackle money laundering, tax evasion and corruption, and combat the financing of terrorism, has received Royal Assent.