SEC seal

1 November, 2019

ISS launches lawsuit against the SEC over proxy adviser guidelines

A battle in the US over corporate governance advice provided by proxy advisers has reached a new twist with one of the market’s most prominent players,
SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

23 August, 2019

New SEC guidance increases pressure on proxy advisers over disclosures

For those who campaigned for tighter regulation, it will be viewed as a victory. The top financial watchdog in the US has issued a document that will up the pressure on proxy advisers to disclose more...
Jamie Dimon

20 August, 2019

US business leaders pledge to ‘redefine corporate purpose’

It’s been a long running debate in recent years but now a group of heavyweight business leaders in the US have chosen a side. Business Roundtable, a body whose members include Julie Sweet, chief exe...
CEO, CEO turnover, exit, door

13 June, 2019

CEO turnover falls as firms seek ‘continuity and consistency’

It’s official. FTSE 100 chief executives are finding their way to the exit less often than they used to. A survey from recruitment agency Robert Half reveals that the annual attrition rate has fa...
businesswoman, gender, diversity

21 May, 2019

Practical steps needed to boost gender diversity on US boards

Looking at the evidence, the US does not perform well when it comes to appointing women to boards. According to
proxy advisers, stock markets, share

12 November, 2018

Battle for the future of proxy advisers

Equating the current US debate over the future of proxy advisers to a civil war seems like a metaphor too far in the current febrile state of US politics. Some observers have, however, drawn the compa...
Elizabeth Warren

1 October, 2018

A new act in the performance of capitalism

It’s probable that Senator Elizabeth Warren, author of the proposed Accountable Capitalism Act, does not think of herself as a socialist. A Democrat, yes. But socialist? Unlikely. However, Warren...
Aktis, banking

27 September, 2018

New world order for global banking

    Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and the financial system is safer, more robust and governance has improved.
Wall Street

17 August, 2018

US chief executive pay surges 17.6%

Chief executive pay in the US has surged significantly, growing by 17.6% from 2016–17, according to figures from a think-tank. The rise takes the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio to 312 to 1, risi...
New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street

18 July, 2018

Shareholder proposals gain ‘traction’ during US proxy season

The number of shareholder proposals faced by companies in the 2018 US proxy season decreased overall, but research reveals that the average support during a vote lifted. Meanwhile, climate remains ...