SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

3 November, 2017

US watchdog raises hurdle for shareholder votes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US financial watchdog, has beefed up the guidance for shareholder proposals, potentially making it easier for companies to resist votes on social or e...

5 October, 2017

Give investors a greater say on executive pay

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, legislators in some countries moved to address corporate excesses by making shareholder votes on CEO pay mandatory. The United Kingdom mandated a non-binding ...
Sports Direct, Keith Hellawell

7 September, 2017

Hellawell narrowly retains Sports Direct chair after shareholder vote

Sports Direct’s chairman has narrowly survived a vote by independent shareholders to remain in the role. Keith Hellawell received 53.24% of votes at the sports retailer’s 2017 AGM,
Sports Direct

1 September, 2017

Institutions oppose Sports Direct chairman’s reappointment

A number of investors and shareholder representatives are against the reappointment of Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell, days before the crucial vote at its AGM. Having survived a
Exxon Oil

4 July, 2017

Shareholder displeasure against S&P500 directors reaches high level

Displeasure among shareholders for company directors in the US has reached its highest level in seven years, according to research. ISS Corporate Solutions finds that 20% of shareholder votes have...

30 November, 2016

Business bodies welcome government consultation on UK governance

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