Audit stamp, audit quality

15 June, 2017

Audit quality improves among FTSE350, says watchdog

The quality of audits of FTSE350 companies in the UK is improving, according to the latest reviews undertaken by audit watchdog the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). An examination of audits under...

26 May, 2017

Hong Kong stock exchange explores new share structures

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Larry Fink, BlackRock

22 May, 2017

Philanthropist challenges BlackRock over executive pay voting

BlackRock, the world's biggest fund manager, faces claims that it is too soft when it comes to voting on executive pay. Steve Silberstein, a multimillionaire tech entrepreneur and philanthropist, h...

22 May, 2017

Courtroom clash between AkzoNobel and shareholders set for today

A Dutch court is expected to hear calls from shareholders today that an investigation should be ordered into the management of paint-making giant AkzoNobel, the owner of the Dulux brand. The share...
Secret NED

19 May, 2017

The Secret NED on the trials of the remuneration chair

So let’s start with a quick question: Why did the chicken cross the road? Answer: To avoid being chair of remuneration! Is remuneration the poisoned chalice of the boardroom? I speak from pers...
trade, global trade

3 May, 2017

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

A huge 87% of illicit financial flows can be attributed to fraudulent misinvoicing, accordi...
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 Ass...
executive pay reform

7 April, 2017

Transparency should be at the heart of executive pay reform

Will greater transparency in high executive pay curb boardroom excess? The high pay packages of top executives have been stirring up widespread concern across continental Europe and the UK, triggering...
City of London, investments

6 April, 2017

Update to UK limited partnership law will allow for PFLPs

A new form of limited partnership has been introduced in the UK, in a bid to modernise the law in this area. It also aims to promote the UK limited partnership as a favoured arrangement for private eq...
EU, European Union

30 March, 2017

Legal & Regulatory Roundup – Europe

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