Preparing for the Financial Conduct Authority's new style of supervision in the UK As a parent, I know the challenge of supervising teenagers, it can be a little intimidating, particularly when you are outnumbered. In the case of the newly emerging Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the regulator's supervisory responsibilities also…

The winning paper in this year's Corporate Governance Paper Competition examines some of the common weaknesses that undermine board effectiveness, particularly those highlighted by the Enron case. In part two, to be published in next month's CSj, the authors provide practical recommendations to ensure that your board avoids falling prey…

Q: How can proxy solicitation help support corporate actions? A: The current 'shareholder spring’ has caused issuers to sharpen their focus on the AGM/ EGM and ensure they have information on how their shareholders will vote and why. A proxy solicitor can provide companies with the valuable insight needed to…

This month the Institute's eighth biennial Corporate Governance Conference (CGC) will ask whether the institution of the board of directors, inherited from the 17th century, is fit for purpose in today's business environment. CSj looks at the evolution of the modern board of directors and gives a company secretary's perspective…

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