stocks, asset management, shares, investor engagement

22 July, 2019

Top proxy advisers sign up to new code of practice

Proxy advisors this week took an important toward demonstrating they have heard recent criticism as some of the largest became signatories to a new code of best practice. Complaints about proxy adv...
Costa Coffee

20 June, 2018

Whitbread’s demerger pay plan under fire from investor advisors

Shareholders have been advised to vote against the remuneration policy behind the demerger of hospitality group Whitbread from coffee chain Costa Coffee. PIRC, the shareholder advisory body, has to...
Coca-Cola

6 June, 2018

Shareholder body advises against reappointment of Coca-Cola HBC chair

Shareholders have been advised to vote against the reappointment of Coca-Cola HBC chairman Anastassis G. David ahead of the company's AGM. PIRC, the shareholder advisory group, said that David was ...
Big Four, PwC, Deloitte, EY, KPMG

16 March, 2018

Regulator seeks audit market probe into Big Four domination

One of the UK's senior governance regulators has held meetings with a view to launching an inquiry that would examine whether the Big Four accounting firms should be broken up to create audit-only pro...
Donald Brydon, London Stock Exchange

18 December, 2017

London Stock Exchange chairman Donald Brydon likely to remain in post

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James Murdoch, Sky

6 October, 2017

Advisors turn against James Murdoch as Sky chairman

James Murdoch faces investor opposition to his reappointment as chairman of Sky, after a clutch of advisors made it clear they wanted a new face leading the board. Investor advisors PIRC (Pensions ...
Halfords

17 July, 2017

Halfords faces opposition to reappointment of auditor

Halfords, the car carts and bicycle retailer, faces opposition to the reappointment of Big Four firm KPMG as auditor over concerns about independence.
Burberry, Burberry shareholders

14 July, 2017

Burberry shareholders revolt against executive pay report

Close to one-third of shareholders voted against the remuneration report of global fashion brand Burberry at its AGM this week. The vote came after
Burberry London

10 July, 2017

Burberry faces remuneration opposition from shareholders

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Tesco

7 June, 2017

Shareholder body advises vote against Tesco chairman

A shareholder group has recommended opposition to the reappointment of Tesco's chairman John Alan because he also chairs another FTSE 100 company. PIRC (Pensions and Investment Research Consultants...