Research indicates executives are using buybacks and M&A for short term gains

The short-term versus long-term returns on buybacks and M&As are telling. Read more read more

Proposed US tax changes impact on US and Australian executive pay

Unintended consequences of US tax anomalies led to the incredible escalation in executive payRead more read more

CPA Australia review lays bare board pay decisions

The independent review of CPA Australia’s remuneration includes key lessons for boards.Read more read more

ISS sold – again

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has been purchased by Genstar Capital.Read more read more

The BEAR – draft legislation muddies director accountabilty

The Exposure Draft for the BEAR has been released. We summarise our views. Read more read more

Changes to proxy advisor guidelines

CGI Glass Lewis and ISS have released updated proxy voting guidelines.Read more read more

Institutional Investor Dissatisfaction with STI payments – ACSI CEO Survey Results

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors' has released its annual survey of CEO pay.Read more read more

Proposed UK Actions on Executive Pay

Be ready for a populist response from current or aspiring Australian governments.Read more read more

Forthcoming Director Briefing - Should Proxy Advisors be Regulated?

The head of ASIC's proxy adviser regulation project will attend our next directors briefing.Read more read more

APRA’s Official View is that the BEAR is No Big Deal

APRA Chairman Wayne Byers says BEAR should hold no fears for Australian banks and their investors.Read more read more