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Commentary on Corporate Governance Issues

March 27, 2017

IiAS views on royalty payouts

March 24, 2017

IRDA’s announcement1 earlier this week of a mandatory stewardship code for insurers will further strengthen markets. Insurance companies, one of the largest market participants, will be compelled to vote on shareholder resolutions and engage with companies to address g...

March 21, 2017

India belongs to the small but growing group of countries which have made board evaluation and its disclosure mandatory. March is when most boards undertake this exercise.  

Being far removed from the minutiae, three items in the Companies Act 2013 agitated boards when...

March 16, 2017

Overall spends of S&P BSE 100 companies increased 25% to Rs.65.5bn, or 1.7% of their three-year average profits. The largest increase in overall spends have been from public sector companies (PSUs): PSUs have increased their spends by 41% to race upto 1.8% of three-yea...

March 8, 2017

This is our second study on board evaluation disclosures and practices in India. This compilation is for FY 2015-16: the first study covered FY 2014-15.


This report expands on the first. The first study reviewed disclosures made by 75 companies (- the NSE Nifty 50 inde...

March 6, 2017

Myopia at the boardroom can be unhealthy and leave stakeholders confused about the company’s strategy. Making structural changes and then going back on these decisions just as soon as shareholder approval is received displays a certain lack of understanding about the b...

March 1, 2017

With regulations and financial reporting standards set to change the audit landscape in India, audit committees must evaluate their existing auditors for their audit quality and independence, and establish criteria for selecting new auditors. To assist audit committees...

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