Dollars on financial/audit report

26 June, 2020

Top US CEO pay falls 53% as pandemic and investor pressure continues

Chief executives among the top 50 US firms have been shouldering some of the financial pain of the pandemic with large cuts to their pay. A report from governance data provider GC Analytics shows t...
collaboration, covid

3 April, 2020

Collaboration is key for the challenging AGM season ahead

The changing corporate landscape continues to make the AGM season an uncertain time. Investors are more courageous and more likely to vote against boards on a range of issues. This season boards ar...
boardroom executives, boardroom conflict, board members

31 January, 2020

Investor focus on results and remuneration ‘creating friction’ with boards

Executive pay and and short-term results are dominating conversations between investors and company boards, instead of discussions focused on long-term strategic issues, according to the head of an in...
Executive pay, remuneration, high pay, ethics

6 January, 2020

FTSE 100 CEOs ‘earn average worker’s annual salary in three days’

It’s New Year and one of the first governance issues to emerge is executive pay. Think tank the High Pay Centre and the CIPD, a professional body for HR specialists, calculate that the “typical”...
executive pay

21 August, 2019

Shareholders ‘don’t understand executive remuneration policies’

Shareholders may not understand executive remuneration policies when they are presented for approval, according to a new report.
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.
Sir Angus Deaton

15 May, 2019

Governance and executive pay at heart of IFS Deaton inequalities review

The launch of a review exploring social inequalities in the UK has raised the issue of "weak governance" and executive pay deals that may be contributing to "deepening social and economic divides". ...
executive pay, pay, remuneration, pay ratios, corporate governance, finance

7 May, 2019

Investors fail to challenge CEO pay

Back in 2012 the UK was in the grip of a debate about executive pay. The coalition government of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were determined to do something about it. Indeed, by 2013 UK shareh...
climate change

16 April, 2019

Shareholders focus attention on diversity and climate

If you are a company chair and fail to ensure your board is diverse you can bet some significant shareholders will now vote against your reappointment. That’s the message this week from Legal and...
executive pay, remuneration policies

14 August, 2018

Investors tougher on pay in latest voting season

The UK has seen a significant rise in the number of investor revolts against remuneration reports, according to figures published by Big Four accounting firm Deloitte. The news will support the vie...