11 August, 2020

Shareholders happier with CEO pay levels

Shareholders appear to be happier with chief executive pay levels. Evidence collected by close observers reveals that the number of FTSE 100 companies seeing a shareholder revolt—a vote of less than...
chief executive, CEO

10 August, 2020

S&P prefers its CEOs to be insiders

Corporate mandarins often claim they trawl the world for new chief executives, recruiting the best from a single pool of talent. Evidence from the US suggests this is not the case and boards more ofte...
UK sterling coins

7 May, 2020

Quarter of FTSE 100 companies cut executive pay

New analysis reveals just how significant the role of executive pay has been in the corporate response to the Covid-19 crisis. Analysis by
social gap caused by inequality

27 April, 2020

Social factors ‘now key to good corporate governance’ says ICGN

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed social failings and inequalities that has prompted the elevation of “social factors” to a new level of importance in corporate governance, according to a group r...
executive pay

16 April, 2020

Asset managers urge restraint on executive pay during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed executive pay back on the agenda of asset managers and they in turn are issuing fresh warnings to boards. This week saw two investment managers make a point of highlig...
businessman in a maze

9 April, 2020

Investors ‘expect boards to take a long-term view’ amid crisis

Investors expect boards to focus on a “long-term” approach to coping with the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis, according to guidance from one of the largest groups of asset managers in the ...
shareholder vote, shareholder dissent

3 February, 2020

CEO pay and director re-elections named top issues for shareholder dissent

Executive pay and reappointment of directors were the leading issues for shareholder dissent last year, according to new research. Proxy advisers
UK parliament, governance reform

26 March, 2019

MPs call on regulator to get tough on executive pay


The new governance and accounting regulator for the UK should have powers to tackle companies over excessive executive pay levels, according to a report from an influential House of Commons committee....
remuneration, remco, pay, CEO pay, employee pay

20 February, 2019

Think tank recommends culture and people role for remcos

While boards attract much attention, especially in times of crisis, their constituent committees remain largely unnoticed (except audit committees when something goes wrong with the accounts). That co...

24 December, 2018

2018: A year in governance

Senior officials at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) may believe Scrooge has stepped off the pages of A Christmas Carol. In his recent oh-so-close-to-festivities report, Sir John Kingman...