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UK Announces Corporate Governance Reforms

On August 29, the UK Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out the British government's plans for corporate governance reform, which are intended to "enhance the public's trust in business". In the coming months, the [...]

By |August 30, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on UK Announces Corporate Governance Reforms

UK General Election: Corporate Governance Pledges (and Implications)

Both the Conservative and Labour parties have now published their manifestos ahead of the UK general election to be held on June 8 -- and both manifestos have significant implications for corporate governance and executive pay. [...]

By |May 22, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on UK General Election: Corporate Governance Pledges (and Implications)

Sports Direct Board Appoints First Employee Representative

The balance of UK governance shifted just a tiny bit on Wednesday, with news that the board of FTSE 250 retailer Sports Direct has appointed its first workers' representative following a ballot of 23,000 employees. [...]

By |April 12, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Sports Direct Board Appoints First Employee Representative

Musical Chairs at Centamin: Director Voted off Board, Reappointed Immediately

In a highly unusual result, 64% of votes were cast against the re-election of Trevor Schultz as a non-executive director at FTSE 250 gold miner Centamin plc's 2017 AGM last week. Even more unusually, by [...]

By |April 7, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Musical Chairs at Centamin: Director Voted off Board, Reappointed Immediately

UK Parliament Committee Calls for Employee Reps and the Abolition of LTIPs

Long-term incentives out, employee representatives in? The UK Parliament's Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has included some notable recommendations in its report on an inquiry into corporate governance focused on executive pay, directors duties, [...]

By |April 5, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on UK Parliament Committee Calls for Employee Reps and the Abolition of LTIPs

Activist Elliott to Exit Alliance after Achieving its Aims

The board of Alliance Trust plc has agreed to buy out the 19.75% stake of Elliott Advisors, the US activist investor that has successfully pushed through a raft of management and structural changes at the [...]

By |February 9, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Activist Elliott to Exit Alliance after Achieving its Aims

Imperial Pulls Back Pay Policy Under Investor Pressure

With the crocuses yet to bloom, a row over executive pay ahead of Imperial Brands plc’s February 1 annual general meeting may be the first sign that spring is coming – and with it, proxy [...]

By |January 27, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Imperial Pulls Back Pay Policy Under Investor Pressure

Hampton-Alexander Review Increases Focus on Diversity at UK Companies

Government-backed reviews have called for greater diversity at both board and senior management levels at FTSE 350 companies. The Hampton-Alexander Review has reiterated the call made by its predecessor, the Davies Review, for FTSE 350 [...]

By |November 21, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Hampton-Alexander Review Increases Focus on Diversity at UK Companies

Post-Brexit Britain Looks to Europe for Corporate Governance Inspiration

On July 11 Theresa May launched her subsequently successful campaign to become leader of the Conservative Party and, by extension, Prime Minister of the UK, under the slogan "A country that works for everyone, not [...]

By |July 15, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Post-Brexit Britain Looks to Europe for Corporate Governance Inspiration

Proxy Season Insider: Alliance Trust plc

ALLIANCE TRUST PLC LSE:  ATST          Meeting Date: 4/29/2015 The 127-year-old FTSE 350 investment and savings business Alliance Trust plc is currently the subject of a confrontation with an activist shareholder for the [...]

By |April 27, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Proxy Season Insider: Alliance Trust plc
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