Blog Archives

Thoughts on corporate governance

Good corporate governance is about ‘intellectual honesty’ and not just sticking to rules and regulations. Capital flowed towards companies that practiced this type of good governance. Mervyn King Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God,

Posted in General Issues Tagged with: ,

SEBI Set to Overhaul Disclosure Norms for Better Monitoring

India’s Capital markets regulator, SEBI, will soon put in place a system-driven disclosure regime for listed companies, according to sources. The move is expected to strengthen real-monitoring of insider-trading cases and detect other corporate governance-related lapses. A working group formed

Posted in General Issues Tagged with: , ,

Risk, ethics and whistleblowing in business

Corporate governance standards have increased significantly in recent years, especially against the backdrop of the lack of accountability in institutions during the global financial crisis. This volume aims to provide a comprehensive insight into what it is like to be

Posted in General Issues Tagged with: , , , ,

Companies With Good Governance Practices Are Most Valued

The CEO of the Capital Market Commission (CMC), Archer Mangueira, said on Friday in Luanda that empirical studies from various sources show that companies that adopt good corporate governance practices are most valued by investors. According to the official, who

Posted in General Issues Tagged with:

Integrity, culture and compliance

Some years back, Lagos State government imposed restrictions on operation of commercial motorcycles (“Okadas”) as means of public transportation. Apart from restricting “Okadas” from major expressways, highways and bridges, Okada riders and their passengers were mandated to wear crash helmets.

Posted in General Issues Tagged with: , , ,

Corporate culture has been seen as a nebulous idea for too long

In his recent article entitled “UK corporate governance requires a cultural revolution” Richard Crump rightly raises the challenge of culture as being fundamental to effective governance. But like the vultures in The Jungle Book looking down on Mowgli being chased

Posted in General Issues Tagged with: , ,

SEC’s Mary Jo White on Corporate Governance: Act Like Grown-Ups

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair, Mary Jo White, has a message for companies and shareholders: You’re big kids. Act like it. Addressing a corporate-governance conference in Chicago, Ms. White sounded at times like a weary babysitter, urging companies and shareholders to

Posted in General Issues Tagged with: , , , , ,

Corporate Affairs Commission engages Private Sector in Sierra Leone

The board and management of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), in collaboration with International Finance Corporation (IFC), yesterday held a working session for members in the private sector. The theme of the session was “Corporate Governance, Better Practice, Better Companies” various

Posted in General Issues Tagged with: , , ,

Japan’s changing boardroom culture offers two-pronged opportunity

Baillie Gifford’s Donald Farquharson admits many investors are sceptical about the talk of improving corporate governance in Japan, but he believes the theme is very real and presents two sets of opportunities. The Japanese authorities have introduced a number of

Posted in General Issues Tagged with: , , ,

Well-governed firms prized by institutional investors

Philippine companies need to shift their approach to corporate governance practices, focusing on attracting investors, boosting capital and taking advantage of opportunities in the impending integration of Southeast Asian economies. The national government must also continue to take advantage of

Posted in General Issues Tagged with: , ,

Changing Course on Boardroom Composition

Trust is a basic element of a well-functioning board. Directors rely on the judgment, knowledge, and support of fellow board members. But boards today face an increasingly long list of challenges, from strategy to social business and cybersecurity, and the

Posted in General Issues Tagged with: , ,

US hedge fund galvanizes Korean shareholders to pressure Samsung, South Korea’s richest family

Thousands of South Korean investors are backing an American hedge fund’s bid to thwart a business combination between Samsung companies that they argue will only enrich the country’s wealthiest family. At stake: Billions of dollars for the Lee family that

Posted in General Issues Tagged with: , , , ,