Be open to ideas on addressing AGM clustering

Friday, April 28th, 2017

One can’t simply walk away from the problem if the aim is to encourage greater retail participation in our markets and raise the role that shareholders play in holding boards to account.

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Culture and corporate governance

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Corporate culture, like ethics, may seem like something soft and fluffy that you would hug, but it is critical for good governance.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Copyright for cartoon belongs to Mak Yuen Teen

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

“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

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

All emoluments paid to non-executive directors should also require shareholder approval.

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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

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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