Corporate governance

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The number of FTSE 100 and 250 firms issuing quarterly reports has fallen since October by 19% and 25%, respectively.
Corporate governance tailwind not lifting Japanese stocks

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Positive earnings surprises, relatively low valuations and stellar GDP growth have yet to ignite a Japanese stock market rally this year.
Australia infrastructure fund unitholders vote to replace Hastings as manager

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Gardior, the trustee of The Infrastructure Fund, said unitholders of the fund voted to remove Hastings Funds Management as manager.
Money manager M&A healthy so far in 2017

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2017 has been an active year for mergers and acquisitions in the money management industry. Through Aug. 31, 47 deals have been completed, the bulk of which were acquisitions.
Vanguard releases proxy-voting report, outlines governance goals in letter to public companies

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Vanguard released an annual report on proxy-voting activity and released a letter to public companies outlining the priorities of its stewardship group.
PAG moves to convene Spring REIT unitholder meeting to replace manager, bolster governance

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PAG Real Estate moved Wednesday to convene an extraordinary meeting of the unitholders of the Spring Real Estate Investment Trust.
U.K. details governance reforms for executive pay

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Investors objecting to executive pay packages at listed companies will be given more support and enhanced transparency.
4 members of New Mexico State Investment Council sanctioned

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Four members of the New Mexico State Investment Council have been sanctioned for refusing to acknowledge the council's new code of conduct.
Activist investors leave company boards more white, more male

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Shareholder activists say they shake up companies by bringing in new ideas. What they don't bring, it turns out, is women. Or people of color.
CalPERS sends letters to 504 companies regarding lack of gender diversity on their boards

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CalPERS is stepping up efforts to increase the number of women on corporate boards.
A welcome push for climate-risk disclosure

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Two of the largest institutional investment management firms are focused on an issue of corporate governance. How will others respond?
Norway sovereign wealth fund questions voting rights proposal at Hong Kong Stock Exchange

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Norway's sovereign wealth fund has expressed concerns over proposed voting rights for listing companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange's new board.
SSGA supports more climate-change disclosure proposals in first half of 2017

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SSGA announced on Wednesday its shareholder votes in the first half of 2017 targeted energy companies.
Florida State Board passes resolution to prohibit Venezuela investments

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Florida State Board of Administration passed a resolution to prohibit investments connected with Venezuela.
U.K. companies put executive pay more in line with investor expectations – analysis

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The U.K.'s largest listed companies have listened and acted on "investor rebellions" in 2016.