Governance Publications, Reports & Surveys

Manifest’s extensive database and industry contacts allow us to provide you with an in-depth look at and wider perspective on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility issues.

Here you can find a series of studies, reports and round table forums for readers to gain greater insight into Manifest research and the opinions of experts on a range of topics such as proxy voting levels and executive pay.


Total Remuneration Survey 2012

Manifest & MM&K are delighted to announce the 2012 edition of their comprehensive review of executive director remuneration. Detailing all elements of remuneration, the survey provides essential data for remuneration committees and institutional investors.
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Proxy Voting

Proxy Voting 2009: A Pan-European Perspective

Announcing the results of the 2009 AGM season with data and insights from around Europe. Following the success of our 2008 report this year’s report has been extended to show even more data per country. We are again grateful to the report’s sponsors, Georgeson for their support of Europe’s premier, “Must Have” governance and voting review.
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Barriers to Cross-Border Voting

Shareholder voting is one of the pillars of effective corporate governance. It is the single most important legal mechanism for shareholder control over investee companies, their boards and management. The voting rights attached to shares give shareholders influence over matters that can affect company performance, stock price, and shareholder value.

This study assesses the voting process in 18 European markets in order to determine the average amount of time available to institutional investors to make informed voting decisions. Buy Now >>

Corporate Governance

Directors’ Liability Discharge Resolutions

Proposals to discharge directors of liabilities routinely appear on shareholder meetings’ agendas in many European markets. But what do they mean? What are the implications for shareholders. This report takes an in-depth look at 13 markets to highlight the key issues for concerned investors. Buy Now >>