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Corporate Governance Annual Review 2004
Corporate Governance Annual Review
PIRC
Nov 2004 United Kingdom Corporate Governance
This review identifies compliance with the New Combined Code on corporate governance as the key challenge for the UK’s listed companies. However, the researcher says that if companies get it right, evidence suggests they will reap rewards in terms of their performance.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2004 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

7F2753A8   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Shareholder Voting Guidelines 2004
Shareholder Voting Guidelines
PIRC
Feb 2004 United Kingdom Corporate Governance
These guidelines include updated views of corporate governance best practice and a review of the latest market developments, particularly the new Combined Code.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2004 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

3C20716C   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Comments on proposals of the Shareholder Voting Working Group
Shareholder Voting
PIRC
Feb 2004 United Kingdom Corporate Governance

The researcher welcomes the proposals of the Shareholder Voting Working Group (SVWG), saying the report make a forceful case for radical proxy voting reform and paves the way for compulsory voting.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2004 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

E720178E   Click here to contact the authors.
 
2003 Annual Review of Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance in UK Companies
PIRC
Dec 2003 United Kingdom Corporate Governance
This report finds that while compliance has improved, only around one in three listed companies (34%) fully complies with the existing Combined Code. Although the Code works on the basis of ‘comply or explain’, the researcher says that in many cases the companies’ explanations for non-compliance are either weak or non-existent, adding that a considerable gulf between company responses and shareholders’ expectations is still to be bridged.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Dec 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

CF192411   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Proxy Voting Review
Analysis of proxy voting returns
PIRC
Nov 2003 United Kingdom Corporate Governance

This review reveals an increased level of voting activism by institutional investors. Whilst overall voting levels remain substantially below the 60% that the government has been expecting shareholders to achieve, the study confirms the trend is still positive. 

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

BD1847B7   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Widespread differences in quality of corporate reporting on Employment Practices
Corporate reporting on Employment Practices
PIRC
Nov 2003 United Kingdom Corporate Governance
This study provides a league table of how well top companies report on their employment practices. The objective of the study is to identify those FTSE 100 companies which are trying to sustain good employment practices and also those performing less well. It shows that the level of external reporting on employment policies and practice by FTSE 100 companies varies widely in quality and quantity.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

CD1789F6   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Reward for Failure
Response to the DTI’s consultation on the issue of reward for failure
PIRC
Sep 2003 United Kingdom Corporate Governance
The researcher calls for a strengthening of shareholders powers to review and restrain excessive rewards for termination of the contracts of poorly performing directors. It says the government must facilitate shareholder scrutiny of directors’ contracts upon signature and they must ensure that companies fully disclose what shareholders would have to pay in the event of an executive’s departure for poor performance.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

D91691C8   Click here to contact the authors.
 
2003 annual proxy voting survey for AGMs
Proxy voting at AGMs
PIRC
Sep 2003 United Kingdom Corporate Governance
This annual proxy voting survey for AGMs held by FTSE All Share companies between August 2002 and July 2003 (545 respondents) has found that the substantial increase in average voting levels shown last year has not continued despite the introduction of the CREST electronic voting platform and the weight of regulatory pressure towards encouraging shareholder activism. 

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

D716475A   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Huge increase in potential and real directors’ remuneration
Evidence to the Trade & Industry Committee enquiry into directors’ remuneration
PIRC
Jul 2003

In written evidence to the Trade & Industry Committee enquiry into directors’ remuneration, the researcher submits that there have been sustained year-on-year increases in FTSE100 director salaries. From 1993 to 2002, the median salary of the highest paid director in FTSE100 companies rose 92% from £301,000 to £579,000. Further, the maximum level of annual bonuses has significantly increased. In 1999 the majority of FTSE100 companies offered annual bonuses of between 40-60% of salary. For 2003, nearly half of companies offer 100% of salary or more.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jul 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

A2144299   Click here to contact the authors.
 
DTI "Reward for Failure" Consultation - an initial response
An initial response to the DTI's consultation
PIRC
Jun 2003 United Kingdom Corporate Governance

The researcher has welcomed the DTI’s consultation on issues relating to directors’ contracts, saying that whilst responsibility must remain with shareholders, it is pleased that the Secretary of State has not ruled out the option of legislation. However, it acknowledges that there are complex issues surrounding contracts, with significant dangers of unforeseen consequences.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jun 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

E0136732   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Higgs Review Statement
Comments on the proposals in the Higgs Review of non-executive directors
PIRC
Jan 2003 United Kingdom Corporate Governance
The researcher says the proposals in the Higgs Review of non-executive directors represent a bold and thorough agenda for change in UK boardrooms that should improve accountability, professionalism and effectiveness. However, its says one should not under-estimate the challenge that the new Code poses for current practices, and highlights that many boards will have to overhaul their composition and structure, their recruitment practices, their internal assessment processes and their approach to accountability

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jan 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

A4089387   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Corporate Governance Annual Review 2002
Market and regulatory developments related to corporate governance issues
PIRC
Dec 2002 United Kingdom Corporate Governance
This report analyses market and regulatory developments related to corporate governance issues during 2002. It also shows current trends in board structures, director independence, audit issues, remuneration practices, share schemes and proxy voting.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Dec 2002 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

F50783AF   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Proxy Voting 2002
Proxy voting in 2002 - UK FTSE companies
PIRC
Oct 2002 United Kingdom Corporate Governance

The report looks at proxy voting results for AGMs between July 2001 and July 2002 in the FTSE All Share Index. There has been a significant improvement in UK voting turnout during the year and this has been accompanied by a rising trend of dissention amongst shareholders

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2002 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

8E0610DD   Click here to contact the authors.
 

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