The Five Governance Questions Issuers and Investors Need to Ask
Governance has emerged as the signature risk of the post-financial crisis era in Europe. The great recession brought in its wake costly bank failures, bailouts, and write-offs of bad debts, followed by tense debt renegotiations in several nations. These events severely eroded investor confidence. More recently, hotly contested “say on pay” votes, legal and regulatory controversies, and outright scandals have also taken their toll. To navigate this uncertain, fast-changing environment, issuers and investors alike need accurate, comprehensive governance data, both quantitative and
qualitative, to develop clear, timely, and actionable insights into the governance of European corporations.
In this article we look at some of the questions that issuers and investors should be asking to promote transparency and better corporate governance.