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...
Shell

16 May, 2018

Investor representative pushes for vote against Shell remuneration

A key shareholder advisory firm has called on investors to vote against Royal Dutch Shell’s 2017 remuneration report, containing details of chief executive Ben van Beurden’s €9m (£7.9m) pay. ...
Carillion

30 Jan, 2018

ISS advocates AGM vote abstention for ex-Carillion audit chair Andrew Dougal

Former Carillion audit committee chair Andrew Dougal is to face an uncomfortable time in his role as a board member at Victrex, with votes likely to be made against his reappointment in the role. G...
RBS

9 May, 2017

RBS faces concern over diversity and pay ahead of AGM

RBS executives can expect a tough time this week at its AGM, with shareholders advised to vote against the reappointment of chairman Howard Davies and to oppose the company's remuneration policy. ...

28 Apr, 2017

Barclays’ CEO risks shareholder backlash over whistleblowing scandal

Shareholders in Barclays Bank have been advised to abstain when voting on the reappointment of chief executive Jes Staley because he is being investigated over efforts made to

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...
Wall Street, activist investors

31 Mar, 2017

ISS cuts support for activist investors

Proxy adviser ISS has reduced its support for activist investors by almost half since the beginning of the year, according to research.

24 Jan, 2017

Greencore faces executive pay opposition

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15 May, 2015

Activism gains a gallic flavour

Shareholder action follows the introduction of “say on pay” guidelines to France’s corporate governance code in 2013, requiring executive remuneration to be submitted to a shareholder vote. ...