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 ...
corporate governance, governance codes

12 March, 2018

Time for a governance rethink: enforced compliance or not?

Are we getting corporate governance right? The end of last year saw another iteration of the UK’s Corporate Governance Code. The consultation w...
Katharina Latif, Allianz

2 March, 2018

Core strengths: Katharina Latif, Allianz

A team of “crazy experts” preoccupied with what was once deemed an “ivory tower topic,” the climate and sustainability unit at German insurance giant All...
Donald Brydon, London Stock Exchange

18 December, 2017

London Stock Exchange chairman Donald Brydon likely to remain in post

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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...
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...
Snap, Snapchat, non-voting shares

3 November, 2017

MSCI extends investigation of non-voting shares

MSCI, the research house and equity index provider, is to broaden its investigation of non-voting shares. The indexer launched a consultation on unequal voting rights in June this year following Sn...
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...
City of London

18 September, 2017

UK companies face higher risk of activist action

UK companies are 32% more likely to be targeted by activist investors than European counterparts, according to the latest research from professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M). Th...