China flag, Chinese governance

8 September, 2017

China’s Communist Party occupies central governance role

The Communist Party in China has been disclosed as being at the core of governance in more than 30 state-owned companies registered on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, rather than the Chinese state, acco...
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...
Wall Street, activist investors

31 March, 2017

ISS cuts support for activist investors

Proxy adviser ISS has reduced its support for activist investors by almost half since the beginning of the year, according to research.
Larry Fink, BlackRock

21 March, 2017

Climate risk a key issue for 2017, says BlackRock

BlackRock, the world's largest investor, has said that climate risk will be a key issue for engagement in 2017. The investor's statement also offers an early sign that it expects directors to hee...

1 February, 2017

US investors reveal deadline for new governance principles

Listed companies in the US have been given 11 months to implement a set of new governance principles published this week by a coalition of the world's largest institutional investors. The six pr...

31 January, 2017

US investors look to end dual-class shares

A group of some of the biggest investors in the world are to campaign for an end to dual-class shares in a demand for a major overhaul of corporate governance.
Larry Fink, BlackRock

25 January, 2017

BlackRock warns of scrutiny for tax holiday cash

BlackRock, the world's largest investor with $5trn under management, has warned US companies that they will be closely scrutinised for what they do with cash repatriated under the terms of a tax holid...
Michelle Edkins

14 December, 2016

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