corporate culture

12 October, 2018

Steps to strengthen boardroom culture, reputation and risk

In 2002, a team of European insurance supervisors built on their inside knowledge and a decade’s worth of experience of insurance company crise...
boardroom, board executives

11 October, 2018

Companies set to swerve option of workers on boards

In a speech launching her campaign to become Tory party leader Theresa May declared her earnest intention of placing worker representatives on company boards. The measure was all part of her plan to i...
UK Corporate Governance Code

17 July, 2018

Investor urges boards to embrace worker representation set out by new code

Stronger representation of the workforce on the UK’s major company boards is one of the key highlights of the reconstituted Corporate Governance Code, according to commentators. The code sets out...
activist investors, investor activism

25 June, 2018

UK companies face increase in investor activism

The threat of investor activism has increased in the UK over the past year, according to a survey by Alvarez & Marsal (A&M). Its research into the shareholder behaviour of major European re...
FRC new website

22 March, 2018

Financial Reporting Council to face ‘competency inquiry’ by government

Accounting’s regulator faces the prospect of an inquiry into its competency by the government. Business secretary Greg Clark MP told a parliamentary committee investigating the collapse of Carill...
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...
Statoil, Troll A oil platform

2 March, 2018

Norway’s sovereign fund rejects broader role for remuneration committees

Norway's sovereign wealth fund has rejected the idea that remuneration committees should oversee pay across all employees in a company rather than only the board. Norges Bank Investment Management ...
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...
Secret Ned, corporate governance code

23 February, 2018

Secret Ned: Time for the governance code to find its direction

HO HO HO! A belated Happy New Year. And what did Santa Claus bring you last Christmas? Oh, how wonderful, a new corporate governance code? You must have been so ...