Articles

  • January 1, 2015

    QCA Research into the views of institutional investors

    We have been given some new insights into investors’ expectations of remuneration policy and reporting from research carried out by MM&K on behalf of the Quoted Companies Alliance.  The QCA is an independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size companies.  The purpose of this online survey was to provide information to support revisions to the QCA Remuneration Committee Guide, due for publication in early 2016.

    15 major institutional investors responded to the survey invitation – all but one manages total funds in the range of £1bn to £1,000bn.  The response level itself is instructive, as several hundred firms were invited. The respondents were the same large firms that regularly make their views heard on corporate governance.  It is hard not to form the impression that the majority of investment firms do not see remuneration governance as a priority, at least not for smaller companies.

    Most respondents were the heads of corporate governance in the investment firm, but the survey includes the views of some fund managers.

    Click here to read the report in full.

  • July 1, 2014

    UK Corporate Governance Code: Cliff Weight’s lead article for the July 2014 edition of Executive Compensation Briefing has been published.  Click here for a copy of the article.

  • September 1, 2013

    UK State of Pay, Paul Norris’s lead article for the September 2013 edition of  Executive Compensation Briefing has been published.   Click here for more info

  • September 1, 2013

    Mike Landon’s article on tax-advantaged share plans published in Benefits & Compensation.

  • March 1, 2013

    ‘The remuneration gap at the top will rise’, writes Cliff Weight in Financial World.

  • February 1, 2012

    CityAM article; ‘The real story on high pay’ by Damien Knight.

  • December 1, 2011

    Lessons from America, write Cliff Weight in Executive Compensation Briefing.

  • August 1, 2011

    Valuing share options: article in August edition of Executive Compensation Briefing by Cliff Weight.

  • July 1, 2011

    MM&K contributed two articles on disguised remuneration and banking remuneration to the recently Employee Engagement focus edition of the Chartered Secretary magazine.

  • November 1, 2010

    Mike Landon’s article “UK Tax-Favoured Share Plans: What’s Next?”, discusses the background to current share plan legislation and suggests some improvements for the Coalition Government to consider.