women in business, gender pay gap, gender diversity, equal pay

18 May, 2018

LGIM launches gender diversity fund to promote women on boards

Asset manager Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has underlined the importance of women in the boardroom by launching the first "gender orientated fund" to  focus on UK-listed companies...

21 March, 2018

Asset owners should ‘enforce’ ongoing investor engagement

Engagement by investors should not be reserved for "intensive care" cases but involve ongoing regular dialogue with companies, and should be enforced by asset owners, according to a respected academic...
Stewardship, investment, institutional investors

14 March, 2018

The promises and limitations of institutional investors

In January 2018, Jeff Fairburn, CEO of FTSE 100 housebuilder Persimmon, was awarded a
women on boards, gender diversity

22 February, 2018

Want gender diversity on corporate boards? Try a diversity of tactics

With proponents of board diversity now firmly in the majority, it’s time for companies to deliver. A
boardroom, male directors, investors, boardroom skills

12 February, 2018

Investors to focus on boardroom skills and experience in 2018

Boardroom skills and experience will be the key issue for investors in 2018, according to new  research. Morrow Sodali, the corporate governance consultants, found that 59% of investors consider s...
City of London, investment, risk

24 November, 2017

Investors seek more ‘comprehensive information’ on risks

More improvements could be made to the reporting of risk, according to a UK watchdog, though investors say they have seen progress in both reporting and engagement since the financial crisis. A new...
China, Chinese business

27 October, 2017

Overcoming difference as Chinese investment in Europe grows

Five years ago if European companies—irrespective of the industry sector—were seeking new investors, they could count on direct foreign investment from China. Indeed...

13 October, 2017

Debt and riskier punts push takeover values close to European IPOs

The availability of debt has pushed the total value of company takeovers close to that of IPOs on European stock markets. Some $30.8bn (£23.2bn)-worth of companies were bought out in the last year...
Brexit, EU, Union Jack, flags

21 September, 2017

Brexit uncertainty affecting investment decisions, says Bank of England

Brexit is an “important source of uncertainty” for many UK companies, and is impacting on investment decisions, according to a new Bank of England report. The quarterly
Samsung, Malaysia

25 August, 2017

Samsung heir jailed as South Korea clamps down on corruption

A five-year jail term has been passed for Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, 49—also known as Jay Y Lee—on a number of corruption charges. Lee was convicted of bribery, embezzlement, perjury, hiding as...