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2017

“Businesses that pay excessive salaries to senior executives represent the “unacceptable face of capitalism”, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. Sarah Wilson is chief executive of the shareholder group Minerva Analytics and Andrew Ninian is the head of Corporate Governance at the Investment Association.” (podcast: 1:13:12/ 3:02:59)

BBC Radio 4 | August 28,2017

FTSE companies avoid shareholder wrath on pay at AGMs

Concessions on executive remuneration result in fewer large protest votes than a year ago. Ahead of this year’s shareholder meeting season, investors predicted … Shareholders pay revolts in the UK, FTSE 350 companies 2013-17, percent of investor who dissented includes those who voted against and abstentions by shareholders (Source: Minerva Analytics’s data and comment) …

Financial Times | May 12, 2017

Boardroom excess? British companies stick with bonus plans despite criticism

Analysis by Reuters of company annual reports and data from governance advisory firm Minerva Analytics shows 59 members of the FTSE 100. FTSE blue-chip stock index recently updated their remuneration policy or plan to soon, of which 56 currently use or plan to continue using LTIPs.

Reuters | April 13,2017

2016

Sky Shareholders Protest James Murdoch’s Return as Chairman

“Excluding votes representing Murdoch interests, about 51 percent were against James Murdoch’s re-election, according to Minerva Analytics, a London-based proxy voting agency that has raised governance concerns about his role.”

Bloomberg | October 13, 2016

Analysis: Will Sports Direct’s shake-up soothe disgruntled investors?

A big question mark remains over Sports Direct’s corporate governance. As its chief executive, can Mike Ashley really convince investors the company will be run in a different way? One shareholder advisory group has already expressed its concern. “Shareholders really want to see that Mike is willing and able to take independent advice,” says Minerva Analytics founder and chief executive, Sarah Wilson.

Retail Week | September 23, 2016

Legal & General warns firms over bonuses and pay

Sarah Wilson, chief executive of shareholder advisory body Minerva Analytics, said LGIM was addressing how much the chief executive is paid relative to the ……..

The Guardian | September 16, 2016

Theresa May’s executive pay plans meet further scepticism
Doubts over effectiveness of boosting investor powers on tackling high pay awards

Financial Times | October 9, 2016

Stobart steers away from governance code in boardroom shake up >>
Governance & Compliance | January 22, 2013
Governance group rap Stobart over new chairman >>
The Independent | January 22, 2013
Governance concern at Stobart shake-up >>
Daily Telegraph | January 22, 2013
Chair rap for Stobart >>
Evening Standard | January 22, 2013
Imperial Tobacco faces investor revolt over bonus revamp >>
Sunday Telegraph | January 20, 2013
Proxy Agency Warns Imperial Tobacco on Pay Policies >>
Dow Jones Newswires | Fox Business News | MarketWatch January 20, 2013
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Protest vote against Prudential chairman >>
Financial Times, May 19 2011

Backlash grows over power of proxy >>
Financial News, May 17th 2011
Conservative MP leads charge for tougher audits >>
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Shareholders ignore proxy advisors on bank pay >>
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Glencore’s advisers set to earn £240m from London’s biggest listing >>
Daily Telegraph ‎Apr 15, 2011‎
Financial News: Investors To Vote Blind In Volkswagen AGM >>
Wall Street Journal ‎Apr 15, 2011

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