Indian’s economic journey may best be described as “Capindialism,” in which profits are controlled not by institutional shareholders but mainly by the state and /or by entrepreneurs and their descendants. This, coupled with the country’s rapid economic growth, has created a plethora of unusual problems for regulators there.
Proposed restrictions on executive pay in Europe, new shareowner litigation rules in Hong Kong, and previewing proxy access in the United States. Matt Orsagh, CIPM, CFA, discusses recent corporate governance developments around the globe.
As proxy season in the U.K. progresses, investor displeasure with executive pay practices continues — a common sentiment on both sides of the Atlantic that is likely to be a feature of proxy season for years to come.
A recent study reveals that political donations are not only associated with worse corporate governance but are negatively correlated with returns. The only real beneficiary: a CEO looking for a political favor down the road.
In the run-up to Facebook’s IPO, Matt Orsagh, CFA, examines some of the shareowner rights challenges Facebook investors would face.
From potential conflicts of interests to a secret hedge fund, more investor concerns are coming to light at Chesapeake Energy. Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, examines this pattern of poor corporate governance practices.
Updating the Olympus scandal and Canada’s national securities regulation issue, minority shareholder rights trouble in Brazil, and Hewlett-Packard’s planned vote on proxy access. It’s time to span the corporate governance globe to review important developments from the month of April.
Following shareholders’ rebuff Citigroup’s play plan, Matt Orsagh, CFA, looks at what the Wall Street bank could have done differently.
From the JOBS Act and Goldman’s change in board structure to short-termism and “say-on-pay” developments, the U.K. and U.S. dominated corporate governance headlines in the month of March.
Updating the Olympus scandal, surprising news from Apple, and tough new regulations in Australia: A look at corporate governance news from around the globe.
With proxy season just around the corner, Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, takes a look at what makes Prudential Financial's proxy statement a shining beacon of good corporate disclosure.
A landmark event in U.S. corporate governance may have slipped under the radar earlier this year. Matt Orsagh takes a look at NYSE Rule 452.
As the 2012 proxy season gets underway, we’re already seeing signs that some companies learned from their poor Say-on-Pay showings in 2011.
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