Jane Fraser, Citigroup

18 September, 2020

Profile: Jane Fraser, new Citigroup CEO, breaks the Wall Street barrier

The appointment of Jane Fraser as chief executive of Citigroup will see America’s fourth largest bank jump ahead of its rivals—at least in terms of board composition. Fraser is the first woman ...
Stock market board

15 September, 2020

Share buybacks criticised for ‘short-term self-enrichment’ of executives

Share buybacks have earned themselves an unenviable reputation in recent years. And now they—and the executives who use them—are under attack again. Analysts this week unveiled a new scoring sy...
Businessman looks at green graph showing growth

7 September, 2020

US rule change sets up clash with proxy advisers

A war of words has broken out over the latest efforts to regulate proxy advisers and their ability to vote on ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues in the US. The latest episode comes a...
A pile of hundred dollar bills

21 August, 2020

Average US CEO pay increases to $21.3m

While remuneration may be flat for chief executives in the FTSE 100, their colleagues in the US continue to see stellar rises in their pay packets. A new study reveals that average US CEO pay in th...
Covid-19 crisis and stock market prices

20 August, 2020

ESG ‘not a factor’ in share price resilience during Covid-19 crisis

There’s bad news for supporters of companies who score highly on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. Academics claim that lofty ESG ratings failed to “immunise” the stock prices ...
Kamala Harris, running mate of Joe Biden

17 August, 2020

What would a Biden–Harris victory mean for US corporate governance?

Ahead of official confirmation at the Democrat’s National Convention this week, we now know that the candidates chosen to run against Donald Trump are Joe Biden and his freshly appointed running mat...
#metoo, sexual harassment and misconduct

13 July, 2020

#MeToo continues: why sexual harassment is a growing litigation risk

We all know that the federal securities laws prohibit insider trading, "pumping and dumping", Ponzi schemes and market manipulation. But public shareholders and their lawyers have been working hard to...
Dollars on financial/audit report

26 June, 2020

Top US CEO pay falls 53% as pandemic and investor pressure continues

Chief executives among the top 50 US firms have been shouldering some of the financial pain of the pandemic with large cuts to their pay. A report from governance data provider GC Analytics shows t...
Statue of liberty with mask against Covid-19

9 June, 2020

US public backs shift to stakeholder capitalism amid Covid-19

Capitalism is at a crossroads in the US, with almost nine out of ten people wanting large corporates to concentrate on serving their workers, customers, communities and the environment, according to n...
global vs local stamps, the rise of protectionism

26 May, 2020

Growth in protectionism ‘threatens corporate governance’

Usually when the conversation turns to protectionism it’s about its ability to stymie global trade and, as a result, damage economies. But according to academics it has another effect: it undermines...