Corporate governance

U.K. managers back enhanced governance, stronger directive on fee disclosure

U.K. managers back enhanced governance, stronger directive on fee disclosure

The Financial Conduct Authority should consider enhanced governance and a “health warning” on fees as part of its market study into the U.K. money management industry.

February 21, 2017 | 01:52 pm
PLSA calls for stronger governance disclosures at U.K. companies

PLSA calls for stronger governance disclosures at U.K. companies

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association is calling for changes to existing corporate governance policies for U.K. companies, including the disclosure of pay ratios between CEOs and employees.

February 17, 2017 | 02:56 pm
U.K. corporate governance code should apply to large private companies — committee

U.K. corporate governance code should apply to large private companies — committee

The U.K. Work and Pensions Committee said an existing corporate governance code should be extended to the defined benefit funds of large private companies to make company directors more accountable.

February 13, 2017 | 02:10 pm
London Stock Exchange develops guidelines for ESG reporting

London Stock Exchange develops guidelines for ESG reporting

London Stock Exchange Group’s Global Sustainable Investment Centre has set out recommendations for good practice in environmental, social and governance reporting in a global guide, responding...

February 09, 2017 | 01:49 pm
SEC to reconsider CEO pay ratio rule

SEC to reconsider CEO pay ratio rule

Acting SEC Chairman Michael Piwowar has called for reconsidering a controversial rule on CEO pay ratio disclosure.

February 07, 2017 | 12:15 pm

Limitations on director nomination procedure are wrong

Restricting proxy access is an unacceptable limitation that effectively disenfranchises all but the largest shareholders from potentially participating in access to corporate proxy materials to...

February 06, 2017

APG Asset Management adds chief fiduciary officer

Hans Rademaker has been appointed chief fiduciary officer at APG Asset Management, leading the firm's new fiduciary unit.

February 03, 2017 | 12:18 pm
U.S. companies’ proxy access bylaws similar on key provisions, CII finds

U.S. companies’ proxy access bylaws similar on key provisions, CII finds

Many U.S. companies’ proxy access bylaws contain similar key provisions, a Council of Institutional Investors report says.

February 02, 2017 | 03:18 pm

Institutional investor coalition announces corporate governance framework

A group of asset owners and money managers representing $17 trillion in assets released Tuesday a framework of guiding principles for U.S. corporate governance and investment stewardship.

January 31, 2017 | 03:51 pm

Standard Life Investments recruits governance and stewardship director

Deborah Gilshan will join Standard Life Investments in May as governance and stewardship director.

January 24, 2017 | 11:47 am
Contenders turning up heat for spot on S.F. fund board

Contenders turning up heat for spot on S.F. fund board

A hotly contested election for a seat on the San Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System board is drawing attention to the role of pension trustees.

January 23, 2017
PLSA takes tougher stance on voting on executive pay, remuneration committees

PLSA takes tougher stance on voting on executive pay, remuneration committees

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association called on investors to take a tougher stance on policymakers responsible for executive pay decisions, in its newly published guidelines.

January 18, 2017 | 01:50 pm

Norfolk County hires 13 governance providers on behalf of 11 U.K. pension funds

Norfolk County Council Pension Fund hired 13 providers to join a new multiprovider framework agreement for stewardship advisory services including voting and engagement.

January 13, 2017 | 02:32 pm
Oregon's new treasurer says state will need to 'step up' in governance

Oregon's new treasurer says state will need to 'step up' in governance

New Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read said that “prudent” investors like Oregon “will need to step up, especially where federal protections are rolled back.”

January 06, 2017 | 06:53 pm
ISS acquires ESG research firm IW Financial

ISS acquires ESG research firm IW Financial

Institutional Shareholder Services has acquired U.S.-based IW Financial to help meet investors' growing demands for environmental, social and governance data and insights.

January 06, 2017 | 11:42 am