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ASIC sees room for improvement in IPO docs

10/10/2017

Prospectuses are important to investors considering an Initial Public Offering (IPO), but the usability and credibility of these documents could be improved, according to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

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Investors cautious about online shareholder meetings

10/10/2017

Although online streaming technologies have advanced significantly, institutional investors are not yet ready to fully embrace virtual shareholder meetings without reservation, according to the findings of the Institutional Shareholder Services’ (ISS) Governance Principles Survey.

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The pros and cons of virtual shareholder meetings

10/10/2017

The future of shareholder meetings is virtually here, according to Computershare. In a recently published whitepaper, the stock transfer company notes that international interest in virtual and hybrid shareholder meetings is growing, led by companies in the US.

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Government consults on further reforms to curb phoenixing

10/10/2017

The government has released a consultation paper on further proposed reforms to combat illegal phoenix behaviour. According to the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O'Dwyer, the changes will assist regulators to better target and take stronger action against phoenixing.

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Hearing stakeholders’ voices in the boardroom

03/10/2017

Joint guidelines on how company boards should take stakeholders' interests into account in their decision-making have been released in the UK by the Investment Association (IA) and ICSA: The Governance Institute.

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A Message from the President: Disclosure of Chief Executive and Board Remuneration

Posted by Andrew Horne, President ICSA Australian Division/Chair Governance Institute of Australia Ltd on 22/09/2017

In the interests of providing greater transparency to members, the Board of Governance Institute of Australia recently decided to provide additional disclosure of the remuneration of our Chief Executive and Directors.

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