shareholder, vote, voting, raised hands

28 May, 2019

Shareholders call for greater transparency on dividend policies

Shareholders have called for greater transparency on dividend policies following a review that found one in five companies are failing to stage an annual vote on dividend payouts, or are simply making...
investors, stock markets, stewardship

30 January, 2019

New stewardship code shifts emphasis to disclosures and ‘outcomes’

If you thought only companies were required to be clear about their “purpose”, think again. This morning the UK’s governance regulator has given fair warning to asset managers that they too will...
City of London, financial, banking

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...
Donald Trump

7 September, 2018

Quarterly reporting: Useful or an obstacle to jobs?

The backlash is underway. Back in August Donald Trump surprised the business world by using his Twitter account to launch a review of moving US markets from quarterly to six-monthly reporting. For ...
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...
City of London, investment, financial, banking

1 August, 2018

Investors increasingly vote against remuneration reports

Shareholder revolts against remuneration reports look on course to increase significantly, according to figures from the Investment Association. By the end of July thi...
executive pay, remuneration

18 May, 2018

Remuneration tightrope: what is the future of exec pay?

Investors, politicians, regulators and pressure groups are increasingly voicing concern about lavish executive pay packages, especially those that reward poor performance, and are urging companies to ...
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, chairman, chair

7 March, 2018

Investors: revised code ‘too narrowly’ focused on workforce engagement

Proposed revisions to the UK's corporate governance code focus too narrowly on workforce engagement, according to a major body representing investors. The Investment Association, which represents i...
Carillion, FRC

16 January, 2018

Carillion directors face probe after company goes into liquidation

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