GuerdonNews® Volume 13 Number 4

May 2017

Dear reader,


Welcome to the May 2017 issue of GuerdonNews®


In this monthly issue prior to the federal government budget we:

• Review the key executive pay discussion points raised at the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors' 2017 conference in Melbourne

• Take a look at the final report from the Sedgwick review of retail banking remuneration

• Appreciate New Zealand's proposed reforms of its employee share scheme rules and their taxation implications

• Summarise the Financial Stability Board's review of corporate governance principles of its members


Some notable views on remuneration at ACSI's 2017 conference

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors' 2017 conference was held in Melbourne on 4 May with a theme focused on the big environmental, social and corporate governance issues and risks of 2017 

The tenor of views on remuneration, especially incentive and performance targets, from the Directors' Panel was interesting.

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Retail banking remuneration review – if you ask a narrow question you get a direct and narrow answer

The Sedgwick review of retail banking remuneration published its final report

ASIC has previously found various instances of the mis-selling of financial products

This article focuses specifically on the incentives for sales of banking products and their associated risks

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NZ is reforming its taxation of employee share schemes

The changes mean that Australian and New Zealand companies can roll out employee equity plans that are effectively the same in structure and form across both countries

The NZ government said that ESS can have beneficial economic effects and it does not want the tax rules to raise unintended barriers to their use.

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Financial Stability Board publishes G20 review of corporate governance

The peer review takes stock of how Financial Stability Board member jurisdictions have applied corporate governance principles to publicly listed and regulated financial institutions

How does Australia fare when compared to other G20 companies?

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