Clawback provisions failing to deter earnings manipulation

US laws to deter earnings manipulation are merely forcing a change in tactics, says study

28 Jan 2015

A fat cat


Excessive directors’ pay must be red flagged in 2015

Pay packages should be transparent, linked to long term strategy and performance and adhere to binding votes

27 Jan 2015


Balfour Beatty takes hit as it looks to follow KPMG turnaround plan

KPMG's review of Balfour Beatty sees the construction business

23 Jan 2015


Tech governance: Circuit boards

With only five FTSE 100 boards boasting two or more members with a digital background, Calum Fuller asks if boards are lagging behind and what can be done

21 Jan 2015


Sutcliffe resigns as FRC standards chair over Quindell share options

FRC chairman of codes and standards committee steps down after Quindell share deal appears to put him conflict with watchodg's code

16 Jan 2015


FRC urges deeper engagement with stewardship code

FRC expresses disappointment that "too many signatories fail to follow-through on their commitment to the code"

15 Jan 2015


Aero FD and Deloitte set for tribunal after FRC issue formal complaint

Hugh Bevan, John Clennett and Deloitte to face Aero tribunal

12 Jan 2015


Tesco to slash capital expenditure in bold renaissance bid

Other balance sheet-protecting moves include revising store building programme and shutting defined benefit pension scheme to all employees

08 Jan 2015


NAPF investment chief quits to join Aberdeen Asset Management

Senior corporate governance expert Paul Lee joins Aberdeen Asset Management

06 Jan 2015


Rawlinson joins Eco Animal Health as NED

Rawlinson co-founded AIM market corporate advisers, Cairn Financial Advisers, as well as spending 14 years at Henry Ansbacher & Co and Strand Partners

23 Dec 2014


FRC launches probe into Tesco's audit and accounting scandal

FRC launches investigation into preparation, approval and audit of Tesco's accounts

22 Dec 2014


Tesco accounting black hole could be even deeper than first feared

Revelations will heap even more pressure on the troubled supermarket group which has been embroiled in a wave of financial woes this year

18 Dec 2014


Tesco ropes in PwC for stock takes

The Big Four firm is set to assist the retailer with its plans to probe products that are lost, stolen or damaged in many of its 3,300 stores

15 Dec 2014


Tesco's financial woes roll on with fifth profit warning

Group chief executive says profit for the year ending February 2015 would not exceed £1.4bn - well below market expectations, of £1.8bn to £2.2bn

09 Dec 2014


Deloitte partner steps in as Hargreaves Lansdown CFO steps down

Simon Cleveland on secondment at the famous retail investor, as Tracey Taylor announces plan to leave in June

08 Dec 2014


Recruiter seeks to boost number of female CFOs in FTSE 100

The number of female CFOs in the FTSE 100 stands at just 11 as recruiter Egon Zehnder launches its 25 by 25 drive, writes Calum Fuller

01 Dec 2014


Tesco UK FD leaves in wake of £263m overstatement

UK FD Carl Rogberg one of three senior executives shown the door at Tesco

28 Nov 2014


One code to rule them all: ICAEW calls for new approach to business behaviour

There needs to be a set of high-level, fundamental principles to promote a good culture of corporate governance

27 Nov 2014


IIRC launches integrated reporting tech initiative

The International Integrated Reporting Council joins forces with technology companies to support adoption of integrated reporting

27 Nov 2014


Too expensive? Too risky? Controlling your defined benefit pensions scheme

Senior finance and trustee representatives to outline FDs' strategies for managing their defined benefits pensions scheme

21 Nov 2014

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