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The 2021 – 2022 MM&K / GECN Group research is focused on the role of ESG factors in global executive remuneration and is a continuation to the “2021 and Beyond: Global Executive Incentive Trends The Shift to Non-Financial Measures” Report. The GECN is a group of six independent advisory firms specialising in executive compensation and corporate…

November 4, 2021 Read more >

March 2020 marked the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, which led to lockdowns in many countries and caused mass disruption amongst many businesses. But how exactly was the UK’s FTSE 100 affected, and how have 2021 CEO remuneration packages fared compared to previous years? As can be seen in the graph below, there was…

November 4, 2021 Read more >

The FCA’s consultation period has just closed for comments on their proposals around “Diversity and inclusion on company boards and executive committees”. Once the FCA has taken on board any comments, the intention is that these updated rules will apply to all main listed companies from January 2022 (so that reporting will start from 2023).…

November 4, 2021 Read more >

In the recent case of Lord and others v Maven Wealth Group Limited [2021] EWHC 2544, the High Court has held that the provisions in the articles of association for the determination of ‘fair value’ of shares take precedence over the provisions in the shareholders’ agreement, even if ‘fair value’ is defined in the articles…

November 4, 2021 Read more >

With over 100 participating firms from across the United States and Canada, including Private Equity, Venture Capital, Infrastructure and Real Estate firms, this Report contains a tremendous array of data, statistics and analysis. Overall, 120 organisations participated in the survey, providing information on over 4,000 incumbents, employed in 46 different positions, ranging from analyst to…

October 7, 2021 Read more >

The two principal all-employee share schemes available in the UK are Sharesave and Share Incentive Plans (SIPs). Participants in Sharesave schemes (sometimes called savings-related share options) are granted share options over the number of shares which can be acquired, for a price per share up to 20 per cent lower than the market price per…

October 7, 2021 Read more >

Those of you who read my July article on this subject may well be wondering what happened to the Biden administration’s budget proposals, which threatened to significantly increase the rate of tax private equity managers in the United States would be required to pay on their income and their capital gains. Well, on 15th September,…

October 7, 2021 Read more >

By now, the headline details of the Health and Social Care Levy (“HSCL”) should be familiar. A levy of 1.25% will be introduced from April next year with a view that it will be ring fenced for “Social Care” in particular. In order to give HMRC sufficient time to get their IT infrastructure in place,…

October 6, 2021 Read more >

MM&K collected responses from Chairs and NEDs who hold a total of 885 board positions, surveying them on their fees, their use of time, and their opinions and experiences on topics such as board governance, board effectiveness, and more. Life in the Boardroom collects responses directly from NEDs, not from published reports. This includes the…

October 6, 2021 Read more >

Many will have read about the extraordinary level of activity that we are seeing in both the Private Equity and Venture Capital industry in the UK over recent months. According to reliable statistics, the global value of deals carried out by private equity firms is set to surpass $1 trillion for the first time this…

September 9, 2021 Read more >

In July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its policy statement PS21/09 in relation to the implementation of the new Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR) which becomes effective from 1 January 2022. PS21/09 is the second in the series of policy statements that summarises the feedback that the FCA has received in respect of their…

September 8, 2021 Read more >

The deadline for participating in this year’s Life in the Boardroom Survey, due to be published in November, has closed but interest in what happens in boardrooms, as seen through the eyes of Chairs and NEDs, shows no signs of waning.  Participant numbers are up nearly 40%. We should like to thank all Chairs and…

September 8, 2021 Read more >

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