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