UK sterling coins

12 November, 2019

Top chairs see remuneration rise by 30% over past decade

Fees for board chairs and senior independent directors (SIDs) have risen while pay for non-executives have remained static, according to a new survey. Research by headhunting firm
Louis Vuitton sign, LVMH

30 May, 2019

Asset manager urges separation of chair and CEO roles

A major investment manager has called for companies to separate the roles of CEO and chair, and improve remuneration disclosure, after surveying the top companies across Europe.
chairs, overboarding

29 April, 2019

How many chairships is too many?

Reading through the policy guide of proxy advisory firm Gla...
Brexit, EU, Union Jack, flags

5 April, 2019

Boardroom lessons from Brexit

'The common good is of paramount importance' Marie-Louise Clayton Leadership? Headless chickens? Or, herding cats? Brexit has produced “Bercowesque”, my newly coined adjectiv...
chair, boardroom

27 March, 2019

Performance and accountability: the changing role of the chair

Once a stately figurehead, the chair now faces the glare of publicity, and has become the potential focus of public anger at corporate governance failures. Since the financial crisis the chair has ...
Secret Ned

29 January, 2019

Secret Ned: The long (long) list

FINALLY AN EXCITING task for the new non-exec, one he/she can truly contribute to: Finding a new chair. After an exhausting beauty parade of various top headhunters, one is appointed, and a detaile...
board directors

17 January, 2019

Separation of powers makes for healthy board dynamics

Having the right structure at the top of a company is crucial for its success. We at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) think that when a single person is tasked with exercising manageme...
Norges Bank

31 October, 2018

Norges Bank declares opposition to combined CEO-chairs

Ever wondered whether your board had the right people in the right roles and committing the right amount of time? Norges Bank, Norway’s investment vehicle for the country’s oil wealth, has weighed...
gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

18 April, 2018

Legal & General and investment group to ‘vote against’ non-diverse boards

The heat has been put on boards that fail to manage compliance with diversity targets, after key investor representatives issued broadsides against those with too few women in place. Legal & Ge...