Trading screen showing share prices

4 February, 2021

Dual-class shares: “Solutions exist to mitigate the governance risk”

A special taskforce is looking at reforms to the UK's listings regime, including the launch of dual-class shares. One academic now argues that there are governance measures available that could offset...
Stock market listings

23 November, 2020

UK to review dual-class shares as part of consultation on listings

Dual-class shares, long a point of friction in financial markets around the world, are set to become a battleground in the UK. The development comes after the chancellor Rishi Sunak included shares wi...
Roman emperor in a suit checks his mobile device

14 September, 2020

‘Tech emperors’ need effective checks and balances in the boardroom

While the innovation and brilliance of tech “star founders” and their revolutionising companies have undoubtedly delivered great rewards for many of their stakeholders, they also bring new and unc...
Google, tech acquisitions

12 February, 2020

US regulator orders tech giants to release data on acquisitions

Corporate acquisitions by Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are to come under scrutiny as US regulators look to see if a series of tech acquisitions were “anticompetitive” and whether ...
Stock market listings

18 November, 2019

The campaign for dual-class listings in London

Are dual-class shares on the agenda for UK stock markets? Some media outlets certainly seem to think so. Indeed, the Financial Times last week reiterated its belief that UK government has ...
Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un, US, North Korea

10 October, 2017

Risk hotspots: a global roundup

Politics — North Korea There is little more unnerving in international relations than the long-running feud between North Korea and the US...