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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 >

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 >

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 >

On 22 January, the FRC published an updated UK Corporate Governance Code (FRC Code), following publication last November of the QCA’s revised Corporate Governance Code (QCA Code) . The 2024 FRC Code is a cut-down version of the revised code the FRC had initially intended to publish. Its principal focus is on companies’ internal controls.…

January 25, 2024 Read more >

Job vacancies maintain their historical highs and the inflation crisis ensnares both employers and employees. Thus, one of the many questions raised is just how long are employees staying in their jobs? We researched the LinkedIn pages of 772 London Stock Exchange firms for the median tenures of their staff. Our results suggest that the…

September 14, 2023 Read more >

Who is responsible for making sure remuneration issues are monitored and implemented properly will depend on the size and nature of your business.  However, whether the responsibility lands with a fully supported Remuneration Committee or is “just one more thing” for a “lucky” individual to do in a start-up, the following are five areas that…

September 14, 2023 Read more >

A non-compete clause is a clause in your employment contract that precludes you from joining a competitor or setting up a business that would compete with your employer’s (or ex-employer’s). However, no matter what is stated in your employment contract, a non-compete clause must be reasonable and only applies in cases when there is a…

July 27, 2023 Read more >

The cost-of-living crisis has been a major challenge for businesses in the UK. Rising inflation is making it harder for employees to make ends meet, and this is leading to increased turnover, with many calling it the ‘great resignation’ period. In order to retain and attract key talent, employers have had to take different approaches…

July 27, 2023 Read more >

Recently, the Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) published a consultation paper asking for detailed responses as to how the UK Corporate Governance Code (“the Code”) could be updated to become part of a wider framework of measures that will improve accountability, build trust and support investment and stewardship decisions in the UK. Although the main driver…

July 26, 2023 Read more >

Last month MM& launched its 28th annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Compensation Survey of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry. The survey covers both short-term and long-term aspects of pay and incentive practice in the private equity, venture capital and infrastructure fund management space, including in the fund-of-funds and secondaries space. Short-term…

June 21, 2023 Read more >

Risk management is an important part of corporate governance because it helps organisations identify, assess and mitigate risks that can impact their ability to achieve their objectives and goals. It helps protect stakeholder interests, encourages better decision-making, preserve value and compliance and identify any emerging risks. When considering risk management in executive remuneration, boards should…

June 20, 2023 Read more >

London Stock Exchange CEO, Julia Hoggett’s recent suggestion that UK CEO pay should be increased to place London as the listing venue of choice, has grabbed many headlines and attracted some strong reaction. This comes hard on the FCA’s proposal to relax the Listing Rules, to simplify the process of bringing a company to market,…

May 17, 2023 Read more >

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