Fund management

Governance gains weight

Karina Litvack, head of governance and sustainable investment at F&C, on factors driving change in the way companies are run. As a result of the financial crisis, Ms Litvack says investors are increasingly wary of companies with poor governance records and are more influential in gaining improvements. But although progress has been made, for example with the UK's Stewardship Code, there is still a long way to go.