NEST Appoints Manifest & Co-op in Responsible Investment Partnership

The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has appointed The Co-operative Asset Management (TCAM) and Manifest to support its responsible investment strategy. In an innovative joint tender, TCAM and Manifest outlined an robust solution to manage and develop NEST’s evolving stewardship responsibilities. 

TCAM, which currently has over £20 billion of assets under management, offers a distinctive responsible investment approach More…

Shareholder engagement on pay can work!

Today’s announcement by Cairn Energy that it will withdraw resolution 2 at its General Meeting next week, demonstrates that shareholders can act on egregious pay awards when they really want to.

Cairn had proposed the award of shares to Sir Bill Gammell with a value of £2.5m (based on average closing More…

Remuneration Committee "Cronysism" - digging deeper

 

Since we published data on the number of executive directors in the FTSE 100 sitting on remuneration committees of other FTSE 100 companies, a common question we received was … what if you look beyond the FTSE 100? So we have re-run the numbers, looking at the FTSE All-Share More…

Shareholder Nomination Committees - Just a different form of cronyism?

Last week, in a speech at a High Pay Commission seminar, the shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna and former Business Secretary Lord Myners both put forward arguments in favour of shareholder nomination committees as a way of improving corporate governance. Rather than the current More…