Corporate governance


News analysis

  • NPL sales, governance to revamp Italian banking

    17 December 2014

    The country's poor performance in the EU-wide stress tests – combined with recent fraud probes into bank management – has sector-wide ramifications that will continue into next year

  • AsiaCos must prepare for whistleblowers

    15 December 2014

    A majority of managers at multinational companies in Hong Kong have or would consider whistleblowing, a survey by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has revealed

  • How to combat cartels

    10 December 2014

    Timing and discretion are crucial when conducting investigations into potential cartel offences, delegates at this week’s IFLR’s Competition Law Forum were told

  • UK Investor Forum: no room for activists

    05 November 2014

    The new UK Investor Forum will take a targeted and pragmatic approach to collective engagement, with a focus on large companies with a diverse shareholder base. And activists won’t have a seat at the table

  • Antitrust compliance must be prioritised

    21 October 2014

    Major corporations are regularly failing to do more than pay lip service to their antitrust compliance programmes, according to panellists at an antitrust session during this week’s International Bar Association annual conference in Tokyo

  • Asia’s struggle with CSR

    21 October 2014

    Corporate social responsibility is a relatively new concept for most Asian jurisdictions. And because it tends to be governed by domestic regulations and corporate law, approaches across jurisdictions can differ drastically

  • Do activists raise shareholder value?

    21 October 2014

    There is mounting evidence that shareholder activism is gaining traction across the world. But there is little consensus on whether it is good policy to encourage the behaviour

  • Limited success for HKEx diversity rules

    24 September 2014

    Diversity requirements introduced by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange one year ago have had little effect, a new study has revealed

  • South Africa corporate governance slips

    27 August 2014

    Corporate governance practices in South African have worsened over the past 12 months, according to an annual survey released last week

  • Underweight investors: the worst of both worlds

    26 August 2014

    Investors that own a quantity of stock below its index weight may a pose greater and more immediate threat to companies than growing activism or short sellers, one of the OECD’s independent advisers has warned