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  1. October 14, 2012

    ‘Watered down’ free float rules cause concern

    The UK financial regulator’s recent proposals to beef up premium listing rules and crack down on dominant shareholders and...

  2. July 15, 2012

    Investors query effect of Libor manipulation

    Amid all the hullabaloo over Libor (the London Interbank Offered Rate), investors are asking what it means to them, whether...

  1. January 8, 2012

    Shareholder reactions to boardroom pay

    Shareholder groups cast doubt on the practicalities of using a binding vote to curb boardroom pay, with some saying the idea...

  2. December 14, 2011

    FTSE pushed on 50% free float

    Further reform of the entry rules for joining the UK’s bluechip stock market indices have been urged by leading pension...

  3. November 20, 2011

    Rules a key to long-term investing

    Revised accounting rules, greater support for risk-taking and clearly stated management fees would help UK equity markets to...

  4. July 1, 2011

    Of New Yorkers and weddings

    Speaking as a native New Yorker, I think that there was something a little funny about the recent decision by leaders of my...

  5. February 20, 2011

    Big merger sceptics ready for deal rush

    Big investors are bracing themselves for a rush of mergers, aware that on occasion dealmaking erodes the performance of...

  6. November 3, 2010

    Cuomo beats Tea Party candidate in New York

    Andrew Cuomo: “A mandate tonight to clean up Albany “ The Democratic Party’s Andrew Cuomo comfortably won the governorship...

  7. October 13, 2010

    Paladino faces pressure in NY race

    Carl Paladino, Republican underdog and Tea Party candidate in next month’s election for New York governor, appears to be...

  8. September 20, 2010

    Barclays should consult investors over Diamond’s strategy

    From Mr David Paterson.Sir, Given the recent history of the bank it should come as no surprise that the board of Barclays...

  9. August 19, 2010

    Obama should lead on American values

    The row over the building of an Islamic centre and mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan drags on, and threatens to do real...

  10. May 24, 2010

    Cuomo joins race for NY governor

    Andrew Cuomo, a New York Democrat whose popularity soared on his reputation as a scourge of Wall Street and special...

  11. May 23, 2010

    Cuomo announces governor candidacy

    Andrew Cuomo, a New York Democrat whose popularity soared on his reputation as a scourge of Wall Street and special...

  12. April 16, 2010

    Investors raise concerns over plan for code

    As the Financial Reporting Council prepares to issue a shareholders' best practice code, industry groups and institutional...

  13. April 16, 2010

    Investors raise fears over code

    As the Financial Reporting Council prepares to issue a shareholders' best practice code, industry groups and institutional...

  14. April 15, 2010

    Investors raise fears on ‘stewardship code’

    Sir David Walker: his review of banks and financial institutions included a proposal that shareholders should sign up to a...

  15. March 21, 2010

    Being ‘macho’ on pay is just the start

    The corporate governance community will gather in London this week as the International Corporate Governance Network holds...

  16. March 11, 2010

    Democrats hit by fresh scandal

    As if the healthcare debate could not get any more difficult, Democrats are coping with a series of ethical controversies,...

  17. March 11, 2010

    New York state considers borrowing to bridge deficits

    New York state may have to borrow to smooth a path back to financial health over the next few years, its lieutenant governor...

  18. March 10, 2010

    US Democrats hit by fresh scandal

    As if the healthcare debate could not get any more difficult, Democrats are coping with a series of ethical...

  19. March 5, 2010

    NY insurance market on horizon

    James Wrynn has occupied his office for little more than five months but already the politically appointed New York...

  20. March 4, 2010

    NY insurance exchange on horizon

    New York state of mind: James Wrynn wants to secure the city as a global financial centre by creating the new insurance...

  21. February 27, 2010

    Paterson stands down in New York

    David Paterson, New York's Democratic governor, ended weeks of speculation yesterday by announcing that he would not stand...

  22. February 27, 2010

    Paterson pulls out of race for New York governor

    David Paterson, New York's Democratic governor, ended weeks of speculation yesterday by announcing he would not stand for...

  23. February 27, 2010

    Paterson to quit race for New York governor

    David Paterson, New York's Democratic governor, was poised yesterday to end weeks of speculation by announcing that he would...

  24. February 26, 2010

    Paterson quits race for NY governor

    David Paterson, New York’s Democratic governor, ended weeks of speculation on Friday by announcing he would not stand for...

  25. February 14, 2010

    Governance calls prompt fears of box-ticking

    Increased demands on UK fund managers and pension funds to police company boards could result in a box-ticking culture....

  26. February 12, 2010

    Upping the antics

    In the eternally unruly capital of New York State new grist is feeding the rumour mill. The talk in Albany is that...

  27. February 10, 2010

    'Sleazy' rumour mill snags New York governor

    David Paterson, New York's Democratic governor, was under siege yesterday as an avalanche of rumour and innuendo about his...

  28. February 9, 2010

    ‘Sleazy’ rumour mill snags New York governor

    David Paterson, New York’s Democratic governor, was under siege on Tuesday as an avalanche of rumour and innuendo about his...

  29. January 26, 2010

    Trade groups to fight NY soft drinks tax

    The US soft drink industry is mobilising to fend off a proposal in New York to levy a penny-per-ounce tax on full-calorie...

  30. January 13, 2010

    Bolt sees little threat to Lloyd's from New York

    Insurers in Lloyd's of London have little to fear from plans to set up a rival in New York, according to Tom Bolt,...

  31. January 12, 2010

    Bolt shrugs off New York threat to Lloyd’s

    Insurers in Lloyd’s of London have little to fear from plans to set up a rival in New York, according to Tom Bolt,...

  32. January 10, 2010

    It’s up to you, NY

    In the competition for being the worst-governed US state, New York is a strong contender. Poor governance is nothing new in...

  33. FT Alphaville

    December 17, 2009

    Citi saves Christmas? Not quite.

    Somehow, the PR department at Citi – a bank which, lest you forget, has lost more than 50 per cent of its share price in the...

  34. December 7, 2009

    Hong Kong has done very well

    From Mr David Paterson. Sir, No other country can match Hong Kong’s performance over the past 35 years (“Hong Kong tiptoes...

  35. November 30, 2009

    Banks face tougher rules on pay disclosure

    The Treasury is looking at introducing tougher requirements on bankers’ pay disclosure than those proposed last week by Sir...

  36. November 27, 2009

    Walker report fans the wind of change

    The wheels of change in the governance of banks put in motion by the Walker report this week could soon rumble into the...

  37. November 26, 2009

    Walker report fans the wind of change

    The wheels of change in the governance of banks put in motion by the Walker report this week could soon rumble into the...

  38. November 15, 2009

    Key to pay restraint lies with boards

    How much is too much when it comes to executive pay, and who should decide? There is much debate, particularly when it comes...

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