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...
Investment, investors, stocks and shares

10 July, 2018

Growth in ranks of activist investors reported for H1 2018

The number of activist investors has increased significantly in the first half of 2018, with 524 making public demands of companies compared with 444 in the first six months of 2017. The number of ...
activist investors, investor activism

25 June, 2018

UK companies face increase in investor activism

The threat of investor activism has increased in the UK over the past year, according to a survey by Alvarez & Marsal (A&M). Its research into the shareholder behaviour of major European re...
Volkswagen, VW

2 May, 2018

Asset manager Hermes calls for external review of culture at Volkswagen

More senior investment advisers have come out against Volkswagen’s board prior to its AGM tomorrow. Hermes Investment Management’s stewardship team is calling on shareholders of the carmaker 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...
activist investors, investor activism, shareholders

7 February, 2018

Activist investors: the corporate world’s new fixture

They can strike fear into the hearts of boards. They can force an about-turn in strategy, break up a company, or even clear out long-standing and respected members of a boardroom; activist investors m...