Total Remuneration Survey 2010 Now Available

Manifest’s annual total remuneration survey, published in association with MM&K is now available. For more information about this essential resource for issuers and investors alike please Click Here >>

New governance standards for UK companies split investors

New governance standards for UK-listed companies looks set to split investors over the FRC’s proposals that the 350 largest companies should propose all their directors for annual election.

The UK Corporate Governance Code, formerly known as the Combined Code, sets out standards of governance for listed companies. Companies are required either to follow the Code or explain More…

US Vote Trends for the 2010 Season

Changes to SEC disclosure rules effective Feb. 28, 2010 require US listed companies to disclose the results of their meetings within four business days. This means that we are able to provide an overview of the season in a more-timely manner. PGI has put together a summary of the results for some of the more common shareholder proposals below.  More…

New Institutional Investor Council for UK?

The prospect of a new Stewardship Code appears to have re-ignited fresh enthusiasm for collaborative governance with the Institutional Shareholders Committee (ISC) announcing its intention to form a new body, to be called the Institutional Investor Council. The grand aim of the ISC creating the IIC is to “build a single voice for the institutional investor community and More…

easyJet founder turns activist shareholder

British boardroom structures don’t allow enough debate, claims Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder and majority shareholder of the low-cost carrier, easyJet. As a result he has quit his board role to become an activist shareholder in a bid to turn the company’s strategy around.

Sir Stelios’ fight is focused on the lack of a cash dividend payment and More…