UK continues to lead way on governance amid increasing investor pressure

Mike Sheen
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UK companies continue to lead the way on governance standards globally
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UK companies continue to lead the way on governance standards globally

UK companies continue to lead the way on governance standards globally, despite an uptick in shareholder rebellions in 2019 as investors continue to ramp up pressure on investee firms, data suggests.

Investment Association data released last week (20 February) revealed 158 FTSE companies had been added to its public register, which tracks any vote of more than 20% against a resolution, up from 120...

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