The 21st-century board – A company secretary's perspective

The 21st-century board – A company secretary's perspective

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...
Board structure – The case for diversity

Board structure – The case for diversity

For decades the debate over the relative merits of the onetier versus the two-tier board structure has raged in academic papers, seminars, conferences and, yes, in boardrooms themselves. What is the answer to this dilemma? Corporate governance expert Dr YRK Reddy, who...
True purpose trumps false trading

True purpose trumps false trading

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has allowed the appeals of two traders, quashing their convictions for creating a false or misleading appearance of active trading contrary to the market misconduct provisions of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO),...
CSj October 2012 (pdf version)

CSj October 2012 (pdf version)

CGC 2012 Special edition – Can a 17th century institution run a 21st century company? Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...