Bernie Sanders

6 February, 2019

Share buybacks prompt promise of fresh US legislation

It’s becoming clear that corporate governance could feature heavily in the 2020 presidential election campaigns of Democratic candidates. And ahead of the primaries, would-be presidents have begu...
share buybacks, investments, finance

23 May, 2018

Buyback mountain: why the rise in share buybacks is causing concern

Share buybacks are under suspicion. So numerous have they become that there is disquiet among policymakers that something is not quite right. At a time when investment levels remain low, the big ca...
executive pay, remuneration, pay ratios

27 February, 2018

IoD seeks greater role for remcos over share buybacks

Remuneration committees should have responsibility for reporting on what happens to the pay packets of executives following a share buyback, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD). The IoD m...
trading screen, shares, stocks, equities, institutional investors

26 February, 2018

Share buybacks: a question of governance?

The common practice of share buybacks is on the UK government’s agenda. In late January the department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) annou...
Infosys

21 August, 2017

Infosys board cites ‘founder criticism’ as reason for CEO’s departure

The CEO of major IT services business Infosys has quit despite “strong support” from the board. Criticism from a co-founder about the company's corporate governance and financial performance was c...
Unilever

10 August, 2017

Unilever looks to improve governance with €450m preference share buyback

Unilever has launched a €450m (£407m) deal to buy back preference shares, a move it believes will improve its capital structure and corporate governance. The vast majority of the preference shar...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

25 January, 2017

BlackRock warns of scrutiny for tax holiday cash

BlackRock, the world's largest investor with $5trn under management, has warned US companies that they will be closely scrutinised for what they do with cash repatriated under the terms of a tax holid...

14 September, 2015

Binge buying

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