Europe — Corporate Governance Changes in the Midst of the Sovereign Debt Crisis
Given the trajectory of headlines around the European financial crisis, by the time you read this post, the EU may not exist as an economic union. But… READ MORE ›
As the recent K-REIT acquisition of 87.5 percent of Ocean Financial Centre from K-REIT parent company Keppel Land — and whether the deal was fair to minority shareholders — continues to hog the limelight, the Monetary Authority of… READ MORE ›
It is alarming to note how much has transpired in the past month at Olympus Corporation in Japan. According to published reports, Michael Woodford, the ex-CEO of Olympus, began an investigation of the company’s records. This has unearthed… READ MORE ›
Every year there are a few stories in the world of corporate governance that make investors shake their heads and say, “What was the board thinking?” The recent headlines involving Olympus in Japan may give the News Corp…. READ MORE ›
A leading global organization working to promote good corporate governance practices recently recommended that asset holders ask investment firms to comply with requirements of the CFA Institute Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct. The International Corporate Governance… READ MORE ›
Is the race for higher corporate governance standards heating up?
On 3 June the Singapore Exchange (SGX) proposed new listing rules that would improve the corporate governance of companies listed in Singapore. The proposed changes would require all primary-listed companies… READ MORE ›
I’m a bad gambler.
Soon after a mandatory vote on “say on pay” became the law of the land last year, I made a friendly wager with a colleague in the corporate governance world about how many U.S. companies would… READ MORE ›
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