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corporate governance

CorpGov Roundup: Zombie Directors Out in Canada and UK FCA Seeks Input on Its Mission

The corporate governance highlights from October include a look at shareholder activism, a new report on corporate governance in the EU, and amendments to proxy rules in the US.

CorpGov Roundup: Investors Have Opportunity to Speak Up in Multiple Regions

The corporate governance highlights from September include various regions either enhancing or introducing governance structures for an exchange, institutional investors, and companies in general.

The Current Status of Women on Boards in 2016: A Global Roundup

The percentage of women on boards is increasing, with some countries implementing quotas and more reports coming out that highlight the positive impact gender diversity has on company performance.

CorpGov Roundup: Key Issues Facing Boards in EMEA and Countries Review Corp Gov Codes

August roundup highlights non-executive directors’ views on issues facing boards, countries that are reviewing their corporate governance codes, and ways investors can speak up on corpgov policies.

SEC Seeks Comments on Quality of Disclosures: Important for Investors to Respond

The SEC has released a request for comment on Subpart 400 in Regulation S-K, which focuses on disclosures related to management, certain security holders, and corporate governance.

CorpGov Roundup: Has Brexit Ushered in Monumental Change to UK Corporate Governance?

The UK could be seeing monumental changes in its board culture, Germany is making a move to improve dialogue between boards and investors, and Canada is close to having a single regulatory authority.

CorpGov Roundup: Is US Proxy Advisory Industry under Attack?

Under the guise of protecting investors, a new bill may impose unnecessary regulation on US proxy advisory industry. France is close to binding say-on-pay standard. Japan’s corpgov improving.

CorpGov Roundup: CEO Succession Planning Is in Dismal State, Global Report Finds

Report challenges current state of UK’s corporate governance. Is a US proxy dream coming true? Broadridge shares proxy work on end-to-end vote confirmation. Do activist investors need a lobbyist?

CorpGov Roundup: CSA Seeks Investor Input, Report Slams UK Firms’ Pay Practices

Why is a report highly critical of UK companies’ executive pay practices? What did a US paper on compensation goals and firm performance find?

CorpGov Roundup: Hermes EOS Hire Signals Serious Reform Business in Japan

The Council of Institutional Investors calls for IPO companies to abandon dual-class structures. T. Rowe Price takes even bolder stand. MENA, South Africa part of corpgov newsmakers in March.

CorpGov Roundup: Are Vanguard, Buffett, Dimon, BlackRock Sowing Seeds for US Code?

Financial luminaries Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett, and the heads of BlackRock, Fidelity, Vanguard, and others have held meetings to work on improving the corporate governance of public companies.

CorpGov Roundup: NY Comptroller Extends Proxy Project, EU Tackles ESG

Research on the materiality of nonfinancial disclosures from the buy and sell sides’ perspectives and the New York City Comptroller’s expansion of its “Boardroom Accountability Project” are among corpgov news spanning the globe in January.

CorpGov Roundup: Reports, Codes, Blueprint, and CROWN in the Mix

Three countries rolled out new codes in December. Another country is producing issuer data reports, and another launched a pilot financial database called CROWN.

2015 Top 10 Posts: Toshiba Scandal, Bank Risk, Fiduciary Rule, Shadow Banking

From the Toshiba accounting scandal to the Labor Department’s controversial fiduciary rule proposal, 2015 has been an eventful year for capital markets.

Executive Pay Disclosure in the CD&A Era: Six CorpGov Experts Offer Their Say

What do investors want in compensation disclosure, and what best practices have emerged in recent years? CorpGov experts weigh in, and advise companies to craft their CD&As early.

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