The Ghost of RI Research Past & Present: What The Dickens?

As we approach the season of goodwill to all (wo)mankind, our thoughts often turn to those less fortunate than ourselves, and how we might achieve a better world with what we have to share. It’s a tradition that stretches well back before the iconic 1843 Dickens novella “A Christmas Carol“. In More…

Actually how tasty is a slice of Burberry and Apple pie?

Many column inches were dedicated to the news that Angela Ahrendts, Chief Executive of Burberry, is quitting to join Apple next year. It’s got us reflecting on where is the real story here, especially from a governance perspective.

The Burberry chief was prominent in the news earlier this year because our Total Remuneration Survey identified her as More…

UK Executive Pay Reform - The Albatross Has Landed!

Guest post by Damien Knight of MM&K

At last, ‘quoted companies’ (i.e. UK incorporated companies with a listing on a main exchange) are faced with the full reality of the UK Government’s new regime for directors’ remuneration reporting and binding votes on pay policy. One thing is certain – companies are going to have to start their More…

Executive remuneration reporting: Single figures but seeing double?

Even more than its predecessors, Manifest and MM&K’s Total Remuneration Survey 2013 (May edition) deservedly earned headlines and an impressive array of coverage in the press after the launch earlier this week (even making it into Vogue, which must be a first for corporate governance research?!). However, one very important point which we made More…

More simplicity with more flexibility in new remuneration guidance

The Association of British Insurers have published the 2012 update to their Principles of Remuneration, with a number of key changes focusing on simpler remuneration structures while offering flexibility for special cases. Two new paragraphs have been inserted in the Principles, while content from the former Appendix is moved to an expanded Guidance section as part of More…