07/12/2018

Aktis News Watch November 2018

BEIS has published updated guidance for the companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018, which contains several new reporting provisions for private and public companies. Goldman Sachs is under pressure for its role in the 1MDB scandal and there have been police raids at Deutsche bank offices as a result of investigations triggered by the Panama Papers. Read our latest NewsWatch to find out more and to stay up to date on the latest news in the bank governance world! Read more.

21/11/2018

Gender lens investing: Banks not included

This article by Helen Avery published in Euromoney, based on Aktis' data, focuses on gender lens investing and notes that banks still have some way to go to reach full gender equality. Read more.

30/10/2018

How Can Data Help Banks Rebuild Trust?

The public’s trust is at a premium for major banks after the global financial crisis a decade ago and the high-profile banking scandals that have since unfolded. Questions about how to restore that trust abound, including whether leadership at some companies even have an interest in looking inward. Read more.

30/10/2018

Aktis News Watch October 2018

In the October edition of Aktis' NewsWatch, you will find key recent governance updates from around the world all in one convenient place.

In this issue you can read about the latest developments concerning:

  • UBS and a tax fraud and money laundering trial in France
  • Nordea - the latest Scandinavian bank to be accused of money laundering
  • Danske and the continuing turmoil there as their unanimously chosen CEO candidate has been blocked from the position by the financial regulator.

You can also read about the increased awareness of ESG factors in the US and China, although it is unsure if this will result in any real changes in regulation or company behaviour in the near future.

All the details are in our latest NewsWatch, to help you stay up to date with the bank governance world! Read more.

28/09/2018

Aktis News Watch September 2018

The EU’s failure to effectively address and prevent money laundering can be illustrated by two recent examples involving Europe’s leading banks. Just last week, Danske Bank’s Chief Executive resigned following “the largest money laundering scandal in European history” while the Swiss financial supervisory authority has judged the anti-money laundering protocol at Credit Suisse inadequate.

On a positive note, California has announced that it will become the first US state to impose a female quota on company boards.

Read our latest NewsWatch for more details and to stay up to date on the key movements within the bank governance world. Read more.

30/08/2018

Aktis News Watch August 2018

Why should companies care about corporate governance? And why is international experience and diversity on the board important? To find out, read our August NewsWatch. It includes the latest banking governance news around the world. Read more.

26/07/2018

Aktis News Watch July 2018

Good news for compliance and counter corruption in companies as the first business integrity rating agency, Sigma, is set to launch this month. The same company has found that Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) banks are more transparent than in many other countries. Finma, the Swiss regulator questions the Co-operative structure and says it may contribute to weaker governance practices than in non-cooperatives. Read our latest NewsWatch to find out more about this, and to stay up to date in the bank governance world! Read more.

08/07/2018

National Report on Corporate Governance

Aktis is proud to have contributed to Russia's 10th edition of the National Report on Corporate Governance. The scope of the 10th edition focuses on a variety of topics from the institutional and socio-cultural aspects of corporate governance in Russia to the effectiveness of corporate governance practices in organisations with state participation. Aktis’ contribution incorporates governance best-practice with a strong focus on Western Europe’s 25 largest banks both before and after the financial crisis. Read more.

29/06/2018

Aktis News Watch June 2018

Goldman Sachs announces their new initiative to support women in business, two leading European banks are looking at the possibility of a merger and UAE Central Bank introduces new regulations as it wants a more active supervision of the banking sector. Read our June NewsWatch to find out more about this, and to find the latest news in the bank governance world! Read more.

21/06/2018

Governance of the 25 Largest European Banks a Decade After the Crisis

Written by our very own Lisa Andersson (Head of Research) and Stilpon Nestor (Founding Chairman), this article explores bank governance a decade on from the financial crisis which substantially rocked the banking universe. Appropriately titled, ‘Governance of the 25 Largest European Banks a Decade After the Crisis’, this article combines Aktis data with expert analysis. Exploring themes such as board size, composition, diversity and tenure, as well as composition of top management committees both before and after the crisis, this article is not one to miss. Read more.

08/06/2018

Aktis News Watch May 2018

Stay up to date on corporate governance news in the banking sector by reading the Aktis News Watch. Each month we provide insight in to the most relevant news related to banking governance across Europe, US, Oceania and MENA. The Aktis News Watch is an easy way to stay up to date on changes and trends in bank governance. Read more.

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