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MM&K’s Board Chairs and Non-Executive Directors’ “Life in the Boardroom” survey is a “Must Have” for all Non-Executives. Why it is unique This survey is unique as the data is collected from Non-Executive Directors themselves. This offers true insights into individual directors’ views about Board appointment practices and effectiveness, which otherwise could be misinterpreted based on…

March 27, 2021 Read more >

On Wednesday 24th February, the Investment Association published an update on its previous guidance seeking to update IA member expectations on how Remuneration Committees should be reflecting the impact of COVID-19 on executive pay. The main thrust of the update was an addendum to the original guidance that it published in November 2020 which we…

February 25, 2021 Read more >

It perhaps comes as no surprise that the beneficial tax treatment of carried interest is under attack again in the United States. A group of Democrat Representatives has put forward a bill to change the tax treatment of carried interest to that of ordinary income, which can be as high as 37% in the US. …

February 25, 2021 Read more >

Following last month’s article about gender diversity, this month, MM&K will dive into a different area of diversity: age. Diversity is an increasingly important matter for companies of all kinds- but it is not just limited to race and gender.  In fact, age diversity may play a significant role with regard to managing key social…

February 25, 2021 Read more >

Six recent renewable energy start-ups have attracted more than £1bn in funding. It is clear to many that the development of renewable energy sources is essential for the planet. It is now also equally clear that investors are willing to put serious money behind viable renewable energy business ventures. Start-ups don’t have a monopoly on…

February 25, 2021 Read more >

As recent news starts to point to a road map out of the current lockdown and business owners and leaders start to have more time to think about “bigger picture issues” – one question that may raise its head is “do I want to keep doing this?”. Whether this comes as a quiet, unexpected thought…

February 24, 2021 Read more >

In October last year we published our 2020 PE and VC Compensation Survey Report which went out to all the participant firms. The survey covers both short-term and long-term aspects of pay and incentive practice in the private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate fund management space, including fund-of-funds and secondaries. The short-term compensation…

January 25, 2021 Read more >

Overview The Board oversees all strategic decisions within a company – it makes sense then for it to be composed of a diverse and representative range of individuals. Given that it can be a simpler process to find and appoint Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) compared to Executives Directors, there is seemingly an opportunity for companies to…

January 25, 2021 Read more >

2020 was truly an unusual year – COVID has brought on many changes to our daily lives in and out of the office. Many companies had to embrace remote working and to review their KPI targets set at the beginning of the year (i.e. pre-COVID). Another change that has significantly manifested itself is the way…

January 25, 2021 Read more >

Last month, the QCA published its updated guidance for remuneration committees. The guidance is well-written and contains useful guidance for small and medium-sized companies, with helpful examples. It also indicates a tougher regulatory regime for AIM companies. The guidance starts by defining an effective remuneration committee in the following terms: “Effective Remuneration Committees ensure both…

January 25, 2021 Read more >

January has started to become the time when the pay of executive directors (and in particular the pay of the CEO/Managing Director) comes into sharp focus.  Having waded through the initial headlines, the early signs about 2021 are that (probably unsurprisingly, given the economic conditions) CEO pay has broadly remained flat. As a result of…

January 25, 2021 Read more >

1. Introduction For so long as the UK was part of the European Union, some types of EU legislation such as Regulations and Decisions, were directly applicable as law in the UK pursuant to section 2(1) of the European Communities Act 1972. Other types of EU legislation such as Directives were implemented through domestic legislation.…

January 25, 2021 Read more >

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