London Stock Exchange, LSE

8 June, 2018

UK listings rules for sovereign companies to change

UK company listings are to be reformed to allow a new premium category for companies controlled by sovereign shareholders. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced the change following a con...
Quoted Companies Alliance

3 May, 2018

QCA updates smaller quoted companies’ governance code

A new version of the Quoted Companies Alliance’s (QCA) Corporate Governance Code has been released. Setting out ten key principles, the guide is an update of the code which was originally released i...
London Stock Exchange, LSE

25 April, 2018

London Stock Exchange told to tackle culture following CEO’s departure

The board of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has been told it needs to lay out the "culture and behaviours"  it wants for the company, and "embed" them in company policies, according to a report that...
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...
Donald Brydon, London Stock Exchange

18 December, 2017

London Stock Exchange chairman Donald Brydon likely to remain in post

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London Stock Exchange, LSE

1 December, 2017

Shareholders to vote on future of London Stock Exchange chairman

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) will push ahead with an extraordinary general meeting on 19 December, which will decide the fate of chairman Donald Brydon, after shareholders refused to back dow...
Xavier Rolet, London Stock Exchange

29 November, 2017

London Stock Exchange struck by leadership crisis after CEO quits

The clash between investors and the board of the London Stock Exchange Group over the future of chief executive Xavier Rolet has evolved into a leadership crisis, with the immediate departure of Rolet...
Donald Brydon, LSE

16 November, 2017

LSE row prompts demand for CEO confidentiality waiver

Pressure on the board of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) over the departure of chief executive Xavier Rolet has ramped up again after a key investor wrote to the group’s chairman demanding that a co...
Donald Brydon, London Stock Exchange

10 November, 2017

Investors head for showdown with LSE board over CEO’s departure

The board of the London Stock Exchange is this morning considering demands for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) from shareholders angry over the resignation of chief executive Xavier Rolet. T...
Xavier Rolet, London Stock Exchange

7 November, 2017

LSE clashes with shareholders over governance of CEO departure

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) was yesterday forced to defend the handling of its CEO's departure, saying that it had followed "a proper governance process". The statement followed a letter from a...