Regulation and Investor Expectations: A white paper ahead of the 2020 AGM season

What should UK and Irish companies expect in the 2020 AGM season?

Over the past five years the focus on corporate governance has become particularly pronounced. With the 2018 iteration of the UK Corporate Governance Code and the capabilities of institutional investors increasing, 2019 saw significant change in a number of key areas.

An analysis of these key areas is examined by FTI Consulting and CGLytics to determine the extent of impact on UK and Irish companies, and the wider potential risks going into the 2020 AGM season.

Areas examined in the white paper include:

  • Pension schemes
  • Chair tenure
  • Women in leadership positions
  • Workforce engagement
  • Remuneration policies
  • Restricted shares
  • ESG & Proxy Voting
  • Overboarding

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