DATA SCIENCES

We understand the importance of data in today's world. We constantly strive to provide our clients critical analytical insights that can help them make informed decisions.

THE LAST MINUTE

Despite having six months after the end of the fiscal year to conduct the AGM, companies tend to bunch up their AGMs towards the end of this period.

 

Most companies have a March year-end. Consequently, the maximum number of AGMs are held in September (six months from March).

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PAY STRUCTURE

Ideally, compensation for top executives in the company must be linked, to a large extent, with the company's performance.

 

This implies that there must be a large component of variable pay in the overall remuneration structure. In India however, the quantum of variable pay has declined over the last few years and is much lower compared to global standards.

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TOP PAYING INDUSTRIES

Some industries tend to pay more to their executives as compared to others. This is because the dynamics of each business are different and therefore, so are the deliverables for the top executives in those companies.

 

The chart to the right shows the top 5 industries in terms of median executive compensation. Clicking on a particular industry will display the highest paying companies within that industry.

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CSR SPENDS

IiAS believes that corporates are embracing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) enthusiastically.

 

Although the spend was 26% lower than the prescribed amount, the S&P BSE 100 companies spent Rs.52.4 bn on CSR in FY15 up almost 75% from Rs.30.0 bn in FY13. And this amount is further expected to increase to Rs.85.0 bn in the current financial year. Even as CSR is entering corporate consciousness, the next two to three years will remain a ‘learning period’ for industry.

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MUTUAL FUND VOTING

SEBI has made it mandatory for mutual funds to disclose their voting data, along with the rationale for their voting decisions.

 

Our data sciences team have collated the data to analyse the voting trends of all mutual funds across the S&P BSE 500 and NIFTY 500 companies. The insights help companies to identify critical talking points and engage with their investors. 

 

While mutual funds generally tend to vote along with the management, they have raised concerns on resolutions pertaining to stock options, auditor appointments and related party transactions.

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