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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&K 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 >

MM&K (the UK partner firm in the GECN group) has published its 2023 research on how the world’s largest firms use ESG (environmental, social, governance) metrics in their executive incentive plans. Download your free copy here. We researched how the world’s top listed firms used ESG metrics when incentivising their CEOs; metrics were grouped into…

April 27, 2023 Read more >

Last month, we foreshadowed participation by MM&K Director and Senior Partner, Paul Norris on the panel of a webinar produced by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) on Aligning People, Pay and Planet – Executive Compensation and Sustainable Value Creation. We were delighted to have been invited to participate in this prestigious event. The webinar…

March 21, 2023 Read more >

MM&K (the UK partner firm in the GECN group) has published its 2022/23 research on how the world’s largest firms use ESG (environmental, social, governance) metrics in their executive incentive plans. Download your free copy here. ESG metrics have historically been more prevalent in short-term incentives (STI), since financial or market-based measures – e.g., eps…

March 21, 2023 Read more >

Succession planning is a critical function of boards. It ensures that they have the right people in place to lead the company strategy and objectives into the future. It is an essential function of good corporate governance, ensuring that the boards have the right mix of skills, experience, and diversity to effectively direct the company…

March 17, 2023 Read more >

It is now almost time for MM&K to launch its Chair and Non-Executive Directors Survey – “Life in the Boardroom”. This is a “Must Have” publication for all Non-Executives. 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…

March 16, 2023 Read more >

MM&K has now released the 2022 edition of its Private Equity and Venture Capital report. In this article, we take a look at how salaries for Investment Roles have changed each year since 2019 and how this compares with inflation. The graph below shows the average change in base salary across all Investment Professional roles…

March 15, 2023 Read more >

For many businesses, 2023 will be the year that their current LTIP performance periods will come to an end, for others this may be the point where the LTIP looks as though it is unlikely to deliver any return at all.  For those tasked with reviewing and establishing the value (in all senses) of such…

March 15, 2023 Read more >

In November 2022, the Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) published its annual review of Corporate Governance Code (“the Code”) disclosures.  As previously, it selected a range of 100 companies across the FTSE 350 and Small Cap markets. Whilst much of the findings will only be interesting to fully listed businesses, there are still some important points…

January 26, 2023 Read more >

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