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Rethinking corporate governance in financial institutions

Arsalidou, Demetra 2015. Rethinking corporate governance in financial institutions. Routledge Research in Corporate Law, Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

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Abstract

There are many deep-seated reasons for the current financial turmoil but a key factor has undoubtedly been the serious failings within the corporate governance practices of financial institutions. There have been shortcomings in the risk management and incentive structures; the boards’ supervision was at times weak; disclosure and accounting standards were in some cases inadequate; the institutional investors’ engagement with management was at times insufficient and, last but not least, the remuneration policies of many large institutions appeared inappropriate. This book will provide a critical overview and analysis of key corporate governance weaknesses, focusing primarily on three main areas: directors’ failure to understand complex company transactions; the poor remuneration practices of financial institutions; and, finally, the failure of institutional investors to sufficiently engage with management. The book, while largely focused on the UK, will also consider EU and Australian developments as well as offering a comparative angle looking at the corporate governance of financial institutions in the US.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
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Law
Additional Information: Copyright year 2016.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415535465
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2020 10:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/93814

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