Tag: audit committee
New audit committee standards finalised
Role of challenger audit firms and the opinion of investors underlined by new minimum standards.
Watchdog urges asset managers to quiz the audit committee
Auditco chairs will have their work cut out if the role increases to become more ‘outward facing’ and encompass investor relations.
Silicon Valley improves its governance
Big technology companies are stealing a march over other top corporates when it comes to female representation on the board.
Naked Wines announces NED
The online wine retailer has appointed Stephen Bolton to its board as a non-executive director with immediate effect.
Katie Murray to become chair of Phoenix board audit committee
The pensions savings and life insurance group appointed Murray, who had been serving as a NED, to assume the role in September.
News round-up: this week in governance
FTSE removes four Russian firms; LGIM warns on diversity; EU wants more women directors; and audit committees’ climate concerns.
Foreign audit committee members linked to low-quality financial reporting
Swedish research concludes that appointing foreign directors to an audit committee can undermine the quality of financial reporting.
Corporate disclosures and investor relations ‘impaired by Covid-19’
A recent event hosted by Mazars brought together audit committee chairs and investors to explore their experience of coping with the impact of Covid-19.
Relationship audit: how to maximise the benefits of your AIM auditors
Twenty-five years after the AIM was launched, building a constructive relationship with your auditors remains a vital component for success.
Audit committees ‘need a makeover’ to help fix audit
Academics warn that committees require corporate governance expertise, greater independence and sufficient time if they are to ensure high-quality audit.