Ashurst, M&A, corporate venture capital

18 May, 2018

Preparation key for growing trend of corporate venture capital deals

When the business pages write about venture capital they usually fail to make an important distinction. Though VC deals make for attention-grabbing headlines, it is corporate venture capital investmen...
Mazars, investors, responsible investment, sustainability

18 May, 2018

Sustainable expectations: how the ESG investment agenda is shifting

It’s a perennial debate, but one that refuses to go away. Companies need to plan for the long term but are concerned that demands from investors create a short-term attitude that will drive focus aw...
Mazars, cybercrime, cybersecurity

15 May, 2018

A road map for protection against cybercrime security

As international cybercrime becomes big business and a primary corporate risk, boards are grappling with understanding its complexities, and ensuring robust defences are in place against hackers. T...

14 May, 2018

EC seeks to amend and standardise shareholder rights law

A public consultation conducted by the European Commission on amendments to shareholder rights has now closed. The new law would introduce minimum requirements in the transmission of information fo...
chief executive

26 February, 2018

Investors more concerned than CEOs about cybersecurity

Investors are more concerned about cyber-attacks than chief executives are, according to new research by PwC.
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...
John Flannery, GE

10 October, 2017

GE chairman appoints activist investor representative onto board

An activist investor representative has joined the board of GE, as new chairman and CEO John Flannery (pictured) drives more boardroom change at the industrial products giant. Ed Garden, chief inve...
Stewardship Code, FRC website

3 August, 2017

Investors improve reporting under Stewardship Code, says FRC

A number of investors have improved their reporting of how they approach stewardship, according to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). The reporting and governance watchdog

8 March, 2017

A happy engagement: The path to good investor relations

Once, chairmen regarded an annual letter offering their availability for meetings as sufficient to discharge their engagement obligations with major investors. More is now expected—but what is best ...

13 February, 2017

What’s behind the rise in shareholder class actions?

Lately in Australia, there have been several