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Over the past year, the most frequent area of discussion for the private equity team here at MM&K with our clients has been around managing, changing and implementing “MIPs”.  This article sets out more details about MIPs and their increased use. What is a MIP? Taking it down to its roots, a MIP is the…

March 21, 2024 Read more >

The updated QCA Corporate Governance Code published in November 2023, alters the corporate governance landscape for AIM-traded companies that have adopted the code, particularly in relation to remuneration reporting. The code applies to accounting periods starting on or after 1 April 2024, so companies with a 31 December financial year-end will have more time to…

February 22, 2024 Read more >

In the private equity industry, compensation packages are not one-size-fits-all. They’re as diverse as the firms themselves, shaped by a multitude of factors. Firstly, a firm’s history plays a crucial role. Established firms may have developed compensation structures over time, influenced by past successes, failures and regional benchmarks. On the other hand, newer firms might…

February 22, 2024 Read more >

On Thursday 8th February, Margarita Skripina, Head of Research and Analysis at MM&K joined an international panel of experts comprising fellow GECN Group members, Southlea Group (Canada), Farient Advisors LLC (USA), HCM International Ltd. (Switzerland) and 21st Century (South Africa) to share our latest global research on the inclusion of ESG performance measures within executive…

February 22, 2024 Read more >

In the rapidly evolving landscape of the financial services industry, particularly within the Private Equity (PE) sector, the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) and other technological innovations is not just reshaping business models but also fundamentally altering the fabric of human resources (HR) management. The intention of this article is to illuminate the profound implications…

February 22, 2024 Read more >

An increasingly connected and socially conscious world has sent a clear message to business: do your part or face the heat. The numbers show this, as 9/10 FTSE100 firms now tie their CEO pay to ESG metrics (environment, social, governance). We explore how board members themselves have experienced ESG in our new exclusive survey of Chairs…

February 22, 2024 Read more >

In 2023, the EU Parliament introduced Directive 2023/970 to “strengthen the application of the principle of equal pay for equal work or work of equal value between men and women through pay transparency and enforcement mechanisms”. The most eye-catching elements of the Directive include: Job applicants having the right, before an interview is held, to…

February 21, 2024 Read more >

When we talk about how much an employee earns, it’s important to look beyond the numbers. The correlation between employee benefits, wellbeing initiatives and business performance is clear.  Well-designed benefits and wellbeing programmes play a key role in building a workplace culture, but they also drive performance. Core objective of executive remuneration policy are to…

February 21, 2024 Read more >

The COVID cataclysm changed the world – and the boardroom – perhaps forever. Three years later, we explore how COVID has changed the workplace as seen in our new exclusive survey of Chairs and NEDs – Life in The Boardroom 2023/24. In our 2021/22 report, at median, 11 out 12 yearly meetings were held online,…

January 29, 2024 Read more >

2023 Private Equity landscape in UK/Europe: 2023 has proven to be a year of correction for European market in terms of deal value figures after an unprecedented level of activity in both 2021 and 2022. Despite the fund count hitting its lowest point in over a decade, PE fundraising was at nearly record levels in…

January 29, 2024 Read more >

Private equity firms generate value through their portfolio of investments. But, investment choices driven by financial and portfolio optimisation decisions can underestimate the impact of human capital on the success of achieving the firm’s strategy for growth.  This article by new MM&K partner, Chris Leonard contains his thoughts and insights, based on first-hand experience. Stating…

January 29, 2024 Read more >

We are thrilled to announce Christopher Leonard as the newest member of our team, taking on the role of Operating Partner. With a rich career spanning over three decades, Christopher stands out as a strategic HR professional. He has a proven track record of collaborating with Chairs and CEOs across the globe, spearheading corporate strategy…

January 25, 2024 Read more >

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