SEBI’s New Disclosure Guidelines for Mutual Funds

By James McRitchie Guest post from Shriram Subramanian, founder of InGovern Research Services with the objective of facilitating shareholder activism by institutional investors and thereby enhancing corporate governance in India. Proxy Advisory Services, Corporate Governance Research, Risk Monitoring, and Proxy Services. India’s SEBI, through a circular dated March 24th, 2014, released a new set of disclosure guidelines to be followed by mutual funds. These […]    

Don’t rush in search of a quick buck

By Ian Verrender
You can’t knock Treasurer Joe Hockey for his enthusiasm but his great privatisation push appears to be proceeding with undue haste.

Care needs to be taken to ensure any sale maximises the return to taxpayers and helps lift the performance of the economy. This is no time to rush.

Flooding the market with assets will only depress the price, particularly for those businesses deemed less than desirable.
    

Video Friday: SEBI vs Companies Act, 2013

By James McRitchie I don’t follow corporate governance in India as much as I would like but this video explains some recent reforms too important to ignore. To exhort listed companies and their top executives to follow ‘good business practices’, regulator Sebi cleared new corporate governance norms that require them to justify CEO salaries, put in place whistle-blower […]    

A Conversation with People You Wish You Could Speak with Before Proxy Season

By James McRitchie I joined for what was billed as a ‘fireside chat’ style presentation featuring Anne Simpson of CalPERS, Ralph Whitworth of Relational Investors, LLC, and Katherine Rabin of Glass, Lewis & Co., who will address the hot topics of this year’s proxy season. “Bring your burning questions and get the opinions of these experts.” Presented in collaboration […]