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Executives, secretaries and officers
August 14, 2017 6:02 PM |
Top Story │ United States: Federal Reserve Board consults on proposal to enhance the effectiveness of boards of directors [read more]
August 7, 2017 12:29 PM |
Top Story: United Kingdom: Average FTSE100 CEO pay package was down 17% on previous year due to political pressure, public disapproval and campaigning for pay restraint according to new report [read more]
August 7, 2017 12:25 PM |
Top Story: Governance Institute of Australia report finds 77% of Australians believe high CEO salaries are unethical [read more]
August 7, 2017 12:22 PM |
New report finds that growth in nonexecutive director pay has outpaced growth in annual CEO remuneration due to increase in workload [read more]
July 17, 2017 1:43 PM |
Treasury consult on proposed Banking Executive Accountability Regime announced in 2017-2018 budget: stronger powers for APRA among proposed changes [read more]
June 19, 2017 11:40 AM |
ASIC reportedly launches investigation into CPA; Xenophon introduces Bill into senate [read more]
June 19, 2017 11:36 AM |
Uber CEO to take indefinite leave of absence following release of results of investigation into workplace culture [read more]
May 29, 2017 3:04 PM |
MinterEllison partner Alberto Colla has provided some tips for boards in relation to key governance developments: reforming culture and engaging with proxy advisers [read more]
May 22, 2017 4:31 PM |
According to a new Strategy& study, in 2016 81% of CEO turnovers were planned, while the percentage of CEOs fired for 'ethical lapses' is on the rise. [read more]
May 15, 2017 12:56 PM |
In its 2017-18 Budget, the federal government announced a number of unexpected and controversial measures affecting the banks, including a new executive accountability regime. [read more]
May 1, 2017 5:09 PM |
A ten-year study in the US has found that four specific behaviours distinguish high-performing CEOs from the rest, but that boards often prioritise other qualities when selecting candidates. [read more]
April 10, 2017 6:24 PM |
The UK Business, Innovation, and Skills parliamentary committee has made wide ranging recommendations to reform corporate governance, including phasing out long-term incentive plans. [read more]
April 10, 2017 6:12 PM |
AMP Capital has argued in favour of non-financial performance measures, but warned that boards need to get better at explaining how they will generate future shareholder value. [read more]
April 10, 2017 6:08 PM |
In its new position paper on CEO pay, Norway's Government Pension Fund Global has called for some 'radical' changes in structure, including the phasing out of long-term incentive plans. [read more]
December 12, 2016 3:21 PM |
The UK Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has released its AGM season report, arguing that boards and asset managers must do more to address shareholder concerns over CEO pay. [read more]
December 12, 2016 3:17 PM |
Strategy&'s latest CEO succession study has found that the median tenure of ASX 200 CEOs has increased to 5.5 years, suggesting improved succession practices. [read more]
December 5, 2016 2:52 PM |
The UK government has released its much anticipated Green Paper seeking input on a number of proposed corporate governance reforms, but commentators argue it's a let down. [read more]
December 5, 2016 2:45 PM |
The UK's Purposeful Company Taskforce has provided a 'provocative challenge' to executive pay, recommending simpler pay structures, fair pay charters and a binding vote regime. [read more]
November 14, 2016 1:30 PM |
CBA has become the first of the 'big four' banks to receive a strike against its remuneration report, as investors appear to be sending mixed messages on pay structures. [read more]
October 24, 2016 2:29 PM |
APRA has highlighted the sustained attention still required by the financial sector to develop a sound risk culture, and has set out how it intends to 'support and encourage' this effort. [read more]
October 17, 2016 11:12 AM |
The UK's Legal and General Investment Management has proposed a number of ways to curb executive pay and promote pay equality, including giving employees a voice. [read more]
October 10, 2016 1:33 PM |
APRA member Geoff Summerhayes has urged financial institutions to focus on maintaining customer and community trust to preserve their social licence. [read more]
September 19, 2016 2:53 PM |
In the UK, a parliamentary inquiry has been launched on corporate governance, to consider directors' duties, executive pay and board composition (including employee representation). [read more]
September 12, 2016 10:13 AM |
BlackRock has asserted that all investors should incorporate climate change into their investment processes, and calls for investors and companies to work together to manage the risks . [read more]
September 12, 2016 10:05 AM |
In the UK, the efforts of politicians and stakeholders to combat 'corporate irresponsibility' and excessive corporate pay are continuing to make the headlines. [read more]
September 5, 2016 4:36 PM |
ACSI has asserted that its latest study of ASX200 CEO pay shows that although base pay is 'being reined in', in some cases that is offset by 'strikingly persistent bonuses'. [read more]
August 22, 2016 3:43 PM |
The 2016 remuneration of CBA's CEO Ian Narev has attracted some criticism, despite the fact that it is in accordance with the bank's long term reward plan. [read more]
August 15, 2016 1:52 PM |
The UK High Pay Centre has asserted that its latest survey of FTSE 100 CEO pay packages shows there is 'no end to the rise and rise in top pay'. [read more]
August 8, 2016 1:44 PM |
A new leadership study has found that 76.62% of ASX 200 CEOs are Anglo-Celtic, and proposes steps organisations can take to improve cultural diversity (including adopting targets). [read more]
August 1, 2016 12:58 PM |
A new report from MSCI has asserted that, according to data from 429 large cap US companies, CEOs are not paid for performance. [read more]
August 1, 2016 12:52 PM |
The UK Investment Association's Working Group on Executive Remuneration has proposed a 'far-reaching plan to simplify pay structures for company bosses'. [read more]
July 25, 2016 3:11 PM |
Governance Institute of Australia has released its inaugural Ethics Index, which reveals that large corporations (and their senior executives) need to improve their image. [read more]
July 25, 2016 3:05 PM |
In a new report, PwC UK has asserted that there is urgent need for action to resolve public concerns over executive pay, but cautions against further regulation. [read more]
July 4, 2016 2:12 PM |
KPMG's 2016 Global CEO Outlook has found that although CEOs are keen to foster innovation, they are concerned they lack the time to do so (particularly in Australia). [read more]
June 27, 2016 4:12 PM |
ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft has discussed the role of directors and executives in supporting a strong culture, asserting that boards need be alert to 'red flags' and have their 'noses in'. [read more]
June 20, 2016 12:57 PM |
MinterEllison's Sarah Barker and Maged Girgis have argued that recent international developments have raised the bar on climate change disclosure and governance. [read more]
June 14, 2016 2:24 PM |
A recent report has found that in the UK many companies are improving the way their nomination committees operate, but that more can be done. [read more]
June 6, 2016 11:50 AM |
In the US, FINRA's chairman and CEO has discussed how regulators and the industry can work toward ensuring a culture in the financial services industry which puts clients' interests first. [read more]
May 30, 2016 2:45 PM |
ASIC Commissioner John Price has suggested a number of ways that boards can promote a more positive culture within their organisations. [read more]
May 16, 2016 11:45 AM |
In a recent speech on regulatory compliance, ASIC Commissioner Cathie Armour has stressed the importance of a 'customer-first' culture. [read more]
May 2, 2016 12:59 PM |
Following a 'first strike' against Woodside's remuneration report, chairman Michael Chaney has noted the 'impossible' challenge of structuring pay to satisfy all shareholders. [read more]
May 2, 2016 12:56 PM |
According to media reports, the UK is experiencing a second 'shareholder spring' as investors continue to protest against executive pay packages. [read more]
March 9, 2016 1:09 PM |
AMP Capital has queried whether in setting remuneration boards are giving sufficient weight to the value that a CEO provides (rather than focusing on what their peers are paying). [read more]
June 24, 2015 7:12 PM |
Holding on to stock is no longer universal practice among US bank CEOs, despite governance experts and fund managers believing that retention better aligns interests. [read more]
June 17, 2015 1:07 PM |
The Governance Institute of Australia has released a new Good Governance Guide on the appointment and reporting lines of the company secretary. [read more]
May 27, 2015 11:56 AM |
The Victorian Court of Appeal has upheld an officer's entitlement to be presently indemnified during criminal proceedings given his obligation to refund if found guilty. [read more]
May 27, 2015 11:50 AM |
A new report suggests that returns on invested capital may be a better metric to determine performance related pay than TSR. [read more]
May 20, 2015 4:41 PM |
Wintergreen Advisers has warned investors to hold the managers of index equity funds to a 'high standard', particularly in relation to their votes on executive pay. [read more]
May 20, 2015 4:41 PM |
Wintergreen Advisers has warned investors to hold the managers of index equity funds to a 'high standard', particularly in relation to their votes on executive pay. [read more]
May 13, 2015 3:02 PM |
The market continues to debate the pros and cons of founders managing or controlling public companies. [read more]
May 6, 2015 2:02 PM |
The US SEC has (narrowly) voted to propose new rules requiring companies to disclose the relationship between executive compensation and financial performance. [read more]
April 22, 2015 10:34 AM |
Blackrock's CEO Laurence Fink has urged America's CEOs to focus on long-term growth. [read more]
April 22, 2015 10:30 AM |
The latest developments in US activist investor campaigns. [read more]
April 15, 2015 3:01 PM |
The prominent message from a recent roundtable on the evolution of risk is that tone must be set from the top. [read more]
April 15, 2015 3:01 PM |
The prominent message from a recent roundtable on the evolution of risk is that tone must be set from the top. [read more]
March 18, 2015 2:12 PM |
Oracle advocates the use of economic profit as the best mechanism to measure company performance in the context of performance aligned pay. [read more]
March 18, 2015 2:10 PM |
Federal Reserve stress testing finds robust levels of capital but takes issue with capital plans and 'qualitative' factors. [read more]
March 4, 2015 2:09 PM |
Shareholder activism campaigns in the US. [read more]
February 25, 2015 10:55 AM |
An increasing number of US corporations are employing external advisers to evaluate boards and help tough decision-making. [read more]
February 3, 2015 4:52 PM |
Ousting of McDonalds' CEO signifies a change in boardroom attitude towards succession, asserts Fortune. [read more]
January 14, 2015 8:38 AM |
US paper finds that a focus on shareholder value maximisation makes little difference to shareholder returns and is detrimental to the broader economy . [read more]
November 26, 2014 3:16 PM |
Australian survey reveals that females are paid less than men in all industries, with the highest pay difference of 36% in the finance and insurance sectors. [read more]
November 19, 2014 1:53 PM |
The Supreme Court of Victoria has construed a particular deed of indemnity as requiring a company to make payments for legal costs incurred by its former CEO in defending criminal proceedings prior to a verdict, despite the absence of the usual 'advances of money' provision. [read more]
August 26, 2014 9:10 AM |
Combining the role of general counsel and company secretary could give rise to a corporate governance 'disaster', contends an article published by the International Bar Association. [read more]
June 23, 2014 12:04 PM |
ANZ Bank chairman David Gonski has spoken about the reality of corruption in some parts of Asia, the need for offshore expertise on boards and the limitations of Australia's dividend imputation system. [read more]
June 5, 2014 3:39 PM |
CEO ownership and managerial discretion: a perfect match? [read more]
January 30, 2014 12:42 PM |
JPMorgan will award its CEO, Jamie Dimon, $20 million in compensation for 2013, 74% higher than the $11.5m he earned in 2012: according to reports, board members fear alienating Mr Dimon may have 'profound implications' for the bank. [read more]
December 6, 2013 2:56 PM |
EU bankers' bonus cap legislation will lead to higher salaries, argues the British government. [read more]
December 5, 2013 5:01 PM |
Singapore's national regulator of business entities and public accountants, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, recommends that senior executives bear more responsibility for risk governance. [read more]
November 27, 2013 3:49 PM |
Swiss voters have voted against a referendum proposal to cap executive remuneration. [read more]
November 5, 2013 4:48 PM |
The Business Council of Australia (BCA) has launched a diversity toolkit which includes some 'radical' interventionist measures to help companies meet the BCA's goal of increasing the number of women in senior roles to 50% in the next decade.  [read more]
October 23, 2013 10:58 AM |
New research shows that top levels of corporate management are not as culturally diverse as the general Australian population. [read more]
October 9, 2013 11:50 AM |
Researchers worry that executives' investments decisions are coloured by 'managerial myopia'. [read more]
October 7, 2013 2:32 PM |
Allegations of corruption against Leighton Holdings reduces the company's market capitalisation by nearly $1 billion. [read more]
September 18, 2013 10:48 AM |
Two American professors have conducted a study on whether the market for CEO talent drives CEO pay. [read more]
September 16, 2013 11:25 AM |
Some of the UK's largest institutional investors have demanded less frequent revisions of executive rewards schemes, claiming too much time is taken up responding to remuneration consultations. [read more]
September 12, 2013 11:20 AM |
Boards grapple with how best to present pay numbers in remuneration reports. [read more]
September 10, 2013 11:07 AM |
A major UK investor issues edict to FTSE CEOs on remuneration. [read more]
September 9, 2013 11:04 AM |
UK directors cannot justify tax avoidance on the grounds that it is their 'duty' to enhance shareholder returns. [read more]
September 2, 2013 10:49 AM |
Does your company have a policy which addresses the risks inherent in electronic communications with and between directors? [read more]