Standard Life Aberdeen

15 August, 2017

Governance on the agenda for newly formed Standard Life Aberdeen

The newly formed Standard Life Aberdeen aims to push for better corporate governance. Co-chief executive Keith Skeoch said that asset managers have a "big responsibility" to hold boards to account....
Sports Direct, Keith Hellawell

4 August, 2017

Major investors ditch Sports Direct holdings as governance concerns continue

Major investors have divested their holdings in Sports Direct, as the retailer continues to battle to convince the markets that it has improved its governance. Standard Life has sold its 5.8% holdi...
Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP

8 June, 2017

Shareholder pressures WPP over CEO succession

Shareholders have once again placed pressure on the board of advertising giant WPP to resolve issues around what happens when current chief executive, Sir Martin Sorrell, leaves the company. A
Sir Gerry Grimstone, Standard Life

6 March, 2017

Merger created between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management

Asset managers Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management are to come together in a merger that will see the creation of co-chief executives and Sir Gerry Grimstone take on the chairmanship of the me...
Thomas Cook sign

10 February, 2017

Thomas Cook suffers pay revolt by shareholders

A third of Thomas Cook investors rounded on the company's remuneration policy yesterday, voting against a bonus scheme for executives. The
Keith Skeoch

31 January, 2017

Britain needs a ‘reinvigorated’ equity culture

Boards need to improve their approach to sustainability and "recognise their duties" to long-term success, according to the chief executive of Standard Life. Writing in

24 August, 2016

Ramsay joins Standard Life

11 June, 2015

WPP under pressure over succession planning

Advertising and marketing giant WPP has come under fire from Standard Life after its governance chief questioned the company on succession plans should it lose its iconic CEO Martin Sorrell. Accord...