City of London

5 December, 2018

‘Repeat offenders’ warned to heed shareholder revolts

It seems some companies are unwilling to learn the lessons of last year’s shareholder revolts. That, at least, is the view of the Investment Association (IA), a trade body for investment managers, w...
proxy advisers, stock markets, share

12 Nov, 2018

Battle for the future of proxy advisers

Equating the current US debate over the future of proxy advisers to a civil war seems like a metaphor too far in the current febrile state of US politics. Some observers have, however, drawn the compa...
global warming, carbon emissions

10 Oct, 2018

Global warming: business on the front line

Sometimes it takes a blast of cold air to wake someone up. Policymakers and business leaders received such a shock this week with the publication of a report, which demanded drastic action if the worl...

8 May, 2018

Amazon faces calls to separate CEO and chairman roles

Amazon, run by the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, faces calls from shareholders for the introduction of an independent chairman. According to reports, a resolution calling for an independent chai...
bricks, housebuilding

24 Apr, 2017

Adviser concern builds for executive pay at Persimmon

The housebuilding sector faces further controversy over executive pay after it emerged that shareholder advisers have issued guidance to vote against the pay deal at Persimmon. The Financial Ti...

18 Apr, 2017

Wells Fargo directors a week away from critical vote

Wells Fargo, the troubled US bank, is just one week away from an annual general meeting at which the roles of many of its board directors could be threatened. According to the Wall Street Jo...