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EBA CRD4 remuneration guidelines propose extension of the bankers' bonus cap

EU banks would be required to re-classify so-called role-based allowances (RBAs) paid to senior bankers as variable pay, capped at 100% of salary, by 2016 or explain why they have not done so, under draft guidelines put forward for consultation by the European... 06 Mar 2015

Institutional investors' "stewardship" of large companies to be enforced by FRC

Institutional investors that publicly identify themselves as signatories to the UK Stewardship Code without fully engaging with the boards of the companies that they invest in could face increased scrutiny from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the watchdog... 19 Jan 2015

Out-Law Guides

  • Issues for directors and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....

  • Design of share incentive plans

    This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. It is part of a series on Remuneration of directors . This guide considers some of the key issues for companies when...

  • Design of directors' remuneration packages

    This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. It is part of a series on Remuneration of directors . This guide considers some of the approaches companies take to t...

  • Deciding directors' remuneration packages (and the influence of institutional investors)

    This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. It is part of a series on Remuneration of directors . Principle D.2 of the UK Corporate Governance Code states that:...

  • Remuneration of directors at unquoted companies

    This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. This guide is part of a series on Remuneration of directors , the main focus of which is quoted companies and,...

  • Directors' remuneration: An introduction to the issues

    This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. It is part of a series on Remuneration of directors . As explained in our series of guides on Directors' service...

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Influential industry-investor directors' remuneration reporting guidance refreshed for 2014

Influential guidance which brings together the views of companies and shareholders on how companies should disclose and set executive pay in line with their legal responsibilities has been updated to "supplement, clarify and emphasise" aspects of the existing... 18 Dec 2014

Government and industry set out "encouraging progress" towards a longer-term UK investment culture

Recent reforms by government, regulators and industry has given the UK what it needs to deliver lasting changes to corporate culture, two years after the publication of an influential report on ending market short-termism, the business secretary has said.... 30 Oct 2014

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