Institutional EYE

Commentary on Corporate Governance Issues

January 24, 2019

The current battle between Kotak Mahindra Bank and the Reserve Bank of India with respect to Uday Kotak’s ownership levels have raised many questions. Both sides have an opposing yet a seemingly legitimate point of view. While the issue awaits a court directive, we ask...

June 27, 2018

IiAS periodically seeks feedback from market participants on its voting guidelines, with a view to making these relevant to all stakeholders. In this paper, we propose to change our stance on voting on resolutions towards issue of securities (equity and preference capi...

April 11, 2018

This is the time of the year when boards are called upon to fix pay levels of its members for the coming financial year. This series on CEO pay, compiled by IiAS using data from comPAYre, IiAS’ cloud-based pay-versus-performance tool, is aimed at sensitizing boards on...

March 29, 2018

Indian banking sector reported 12,533 frauds, aggregating to Rs. 181.7 bn in FY17. Such high quantum of frauds can be attributed to weak internal controls, which are capable of leaving an indelible dent on the balance sheet of the bank. Though, the banks are paying hig...

February 28, 2018

Punjab National Banks (PNB) valentine day disclosures about diamonds turning to coal, is yet another wake-up call that the state-owned banks need a cure. What remains unsettled is what ails these banks. And till this question is resolved, there can be no repair.

There a...

April 6, 2016

The Government of India’s (GoI) plan to help public sector banks (PSB) make a fresh start is well intentioned. Replenishing lost capital is necessary, but it comes with several constraints. For one, GoI’s insistence on maintaining a 50% equity in PSBs from raising capi...

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