Shareholder spring? Looking back at the 2012 AGM season

Shareholder spring? Looking back at the 2012 AGM season

While the annual general meeting (AGM) season in Hong Kong coincides with springtime, did we see any evidence this year of the ‘shareholder spring’ – the backlash by shareholders on executive compensation and other corporate governance matters that has had a...
India: interview with a company secretary specialist

India: interview with a company secretary specialist

Company secretaries have a lot going for them in India. The local institute of company secretaries is a statutory body and has some 25,000 members and over 230,000 students. Moreover, by law all companies with a paid up capital over approximately US$500,000 must...
Join the cloud? Certainly, but do your due diligence first

Join the cloud? Certainly, but do your due diligence first

Cloud computing provides easy, scalable access to IT resources and services – it’s also much cheaper than building your own IT infrastructure – but before you sign up to ‘join the cloud’, Zoe Chan, Programme Director, HKU SPACE, suggests some of the issues...
Expense reduction

Expense reduction

There are many ways to reduce corporate expenditure without having to cut staff, argues Richard Wong, Principal, Ascent Partners As staff are generally a major corporate cost category, whenever there is a need to trim costs, the opportunity to find victims presents...

Ask the Expert August 2012

Q: We are considering migrating from a paper board pack to an online board portal, what practical issues do we need to consider in selecting an online service?   A: There are many considerations in addition to the more obvious security and support issues that you are...
CSj August 2012 (pdf version)

CSj August 2012 (pdf version)

Shareholder spring? – 2012 AGM season review. Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...