“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
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