CGC 2012 review – A corporate governance dialogue

CGC 2012 review – A corporate governance dialogue

Over their 16-year history, the Institute’s corporate governance conferences have earned a reputation for generating unusually lively debates and this year’s forum was no exception. CSj looks at the conclusions of the Corporate Governance Conference (CGC)...
New horizons – The evolving role of the company secretary

New horizons – The evolving role of the company secretary

The Institute’s latest research report on the roles and responsibilities of company secretaries in Hong Kong’s listed companies, published last month, highlights the growing demands on, and opportunities for, company secretaries in Hong Kong and mainland...
Anti-corruption compliance: a global view

Anti-corruption compliance: a global view

Increasingly company secretaries in Hong Kong need to keep an eye on international developments in anti-corruption compliance. International initiatives in combating corruption, together with overseas anti-corruption legislation with an extraterritorial reach, have...
Regulators and compliance – be bold!

Regulators and compliance – be bold!

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...
21st-century board – Recommendations on board effectiveness

21st-century board – Recommendations on board effectiveness

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...

Ask the expert November 2012

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...
CSj November 2012 (pdf version)

CSj November 2012 (pdf version)

CGC 2012 review – The rise of the company secretary. Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...