stock market listings

30 October, 2019

Sustainable investment set to grow as investors focus on climate

Sustainable investment has improved its profile among asset owners and managers, indicating that further pressure to adapt to climate change is on the way for corporate boards. Researchers spoke to...
meeting, employee engagement, workers, speak up

10 May, 2019

Designated non-executives set to represent workforce views

Last week investors in Schroders, the UK asset manager, signed off on the company’s annual report for 2018. Nothing unusual in that, but it was the first known report to contain details of a new fea...
China flag, Chinese governance

8 September, 2017

China’s Communist Party occupies central governance role

The Communist Party in China has been disclosed as being at the core of governance in more than 30 state-owned companies registered on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, rather than the Chinese state, acco...

28 April, 2016

Hermes criticises Schroders over chairman’s role

Hermes has criticised asset managers Schroders and opposed the promotion of former chief executive Michael Dobson to the role of chairman. A statement issued by Hermes said: “While we recognise t...

14 May, 2015

Asset managers accused of bias towards company managers

A clutch of UK asset managers have been accused of backing executive proposals in controversial areas too often, instead of joining opposition. ShareAction, the investor rights charity, claims Blac...