London Stock Exchange, LSE

11 October, 2018

Balancing act: stock exchanges and dual-class shares

Stock exchanges form a critical component of the global financial market ecosystem, serving as gatekeepers linking companies to investors and as ...
audit, audit reform

11 October, 2018

Audit reform: which way now?

In 2016 Mervyn King, my South African countryman and colleague who is internationally renowned for his work in the sphere of corporate governance, asked me to write a book with him on th...
businessmen, handshake

10 October, 2018

How strong investor relationships stem from enhanced dialogue

The recently updated UK Corporate Governance Code and imminent consultation on the UK Stewardship Code has kept scrutiny on the relationship between corporates bo...
dual-class shares

10 October, 2018

Conflicts of interest: the global fight over dual-class shares

There is a quiet battle underway in corporate governance that rages from New York all the way to the Far East. The battleground? Dual-class share...
boardroom success, board skills

9 October, 2018

Harnessing conflict for boardroom success

Having reviewed the operations of thousands of organisations in more than 34 countries, our ongoing research indicates that organisational stewardship of boards has dropped to staggering...
Blockchain

9 October, 2018

Why Blockchain is good news for governance

In our modern digital world, concepts like disruption, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain have gained much attention. But these developments raise questi...
Secret NED, board leaders

5 October, 2018

Sink or swim: board leaders must go on a journey of discovery

Poor old boards. Battered and bruised by issue after issue. Not only do we have the most substantive changes to corporate governance for many years but an environ...
Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt

4 October, 2018

Stewardship vanguard: Hans-Christoph Hirt, Hermes EOS

Asked to assess how companies are performing against his stewardship priorities for 2018, Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt notes the progress of key issues...
Elizabeth Warren

1 October, 2018

A new act in the performance of capitalism

It’s probable that Senator Elizabeth Warren, author of the proposed Accountable Capitalism Act, does not think of herself as a socialist. A Democrat, yes. But socialist? Unlikely. However, Warren...