RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION PAPER “POSSIBLE LISTING FRAMEWORK FOR DUAL CLASS SHARE STRUCTURES”

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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This is my response to the consultation paper on introducing dual class shares for listed companies in Singapore

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Black holes in corporate governance ecosystem

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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“Best practices” are often adopted without sufficiently considering whether they’ll work or add value in the environment where they are to be implemented.

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Bunching up of AGMs in April getting worse, says report

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Nearly 100 held on each of the last two business days of April last year, worse than in 2015; this will worsen in 2017 as new requirements kick in

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Discipline needed when applying to delay AGMs

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Poor disclosure of waivers is part of a bigger problem – a lackadaisical attitude towards compliance with listing and regulatory requirements on the part of some issuers.

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Shining more light on non-ED remuneration

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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All emoluments paid to non-executive directors should also require shareholder approval.

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Don’t assume new board will lead to good corporate governance

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

THE report “Natural Cool board ouster leaves doubts over stake divestment” (BT, Feb 10) made reference to questions that I posed as a shareholder at the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of Natural Cool Holdings held on Feb 8.

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When corporate governance reaches a dead end

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Now is the time to be more prescriptive and include less contentious criteria for determining independence in listing rules.

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Poking fun at corporate governance yet again

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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A book of cartoons that spares no one in its lampooning – not even the regulators of capital markets

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Dual class shares – myopia or opportunism?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

I have written extensively on the subject of dual class shares (DCS) and would have preferred to wait until the public consultation before saying any more. However, in recent days, I have seen the lobbying continue for DCS, with one describing those opposed to it as myopic. To be fair, the word “opportunistic” has also been used […]

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Investors need to play their part

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

It is a concern that many retail investors do not read the corporate governance report.

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