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...
diversity, BAME

25 February, 2019

Business minister’s intervention on board diversity is long overdue

This weekend we learned that business minister Kelly Tolhurst has written to FTSE 100 chairs calling them out ...
Business, City of London

29 August, 2018

Shareholder revolts against remuneration reports rise

Revolts against remuneration reports look on course to increase significantly, according to figures from the Investment Association. By the end of July the Public Register of shareholder resolution...
executive pay, remuneration, pay ratios

15 August, 2018

Chief executive pay up 11%, despite rising opposition

Median pay for a FTSE 100 chief executive rose 11% in 2017, according to new research. The median pay for a CEO in the top 100 companies has now reached £3.93m per year, according to
Unilever

15 June, 2018

Unilever likely to part company with FTSE 100 index

Unilever is unlikely to remain part of the FTSE 100 once it simplifies its dual structure to a single headquarters in the Netherlands, disappointing investors with portfolios linked to the London Inde...
City of London

23 April, 2018

FTSE 100 looks beyond UK for CEOs

A review of appointments among Britain's largest listed companies found that 47% of all externally appointed CEOs are candidates from overseas. The number of UK nationals leading FTSE 100 companies...
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...
boardroom, chair, chairman, board, ftse 100

11 December, 2017

One-fifth of FTSE 100 chairs could be affected by nine-year tenure rule

Almost a fifth of boardroom chairmen in the FTSE 100 could be forced to move on from their role after nine years, according to proposed measures in a
balancing act, risk management, crisis, crisis management, risk

4 December, 2017

Risk management: prevention is better than cure

Fire brigades are important, but only fools fail to focus on prevention. Fire prevention is a well-established science though, as the tragedy of ...

9 November, 2017

FTSE 350 firms urged to increase gender diversity in leadership teams

A target for gender diversity in FTSE 100 leadership teams has been extended to the next 250 largest listed companies. The Hampton-Alexander Review followed Lord Davies’s report and targ...