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EY - BoardMatters Quarterly – Volume 6 | December 2015

This edition of the <i>Boardmatters Quarterly</i> analyses key aspects of related party transactions to make them equitable in their application and, …

The Only Three True Interview Questions For Potential Board Directors

There are only three true interview questions. Every question you have ever been asked or have asked others in any interview is a subset of one of these three:<p>Can you do the job?<br>• Will you love the job?<br>• Can we tolerate working with you?<p>In general, the only three true job interview questions are all …

Job Interviews

EY - BoardMatters Quarterly - Volume 4 | April 2015

The fourth edition of the BoardsMatters Quarterly provides insight into how the implementation of Ind AS and the Companies Act 2013 are likely to …

Financial markets

Evolving Risks, Strategic Performance Dominate Board Conversations

Daily risk oversight, strategy and performance, and a growing focus on shareholder engagement are among the leading issues corporate boards are …

2015 proxy season insights

Make disclosures company-specific and tie qualifications to strategy and risk: Be explicit about why the director brings value to the board based on …

Investors Want More Disclosure on Director Qualifications

EY - Shareholder activism: an engagement opportunity

The recent surge in shareholder activism1 continues to keep boards on alert heading into the 2015 proxy season. Some companies are taking proactive …

Why It&#039;s Wise to Pay Attention to Your FCPA Compliance -- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Companies in the automotive industry would be wise to pay attention to <b>Foreign Corrupt Practices Act</b> (the “<b>FCPA</b>”) compliance. What has in the past …

Corporate Boards and CIOs Are Seeing a Lot More of Each Other

Corporate boards, waking up to headlines about massive security breaches, are asking more pointed questions about technology strategy and vulnerabilities. While CIOs have had to step up their game when presenting to the board, ditching jargon and providing specific details about risks, projects, …

Dow Jones

Role clarity ‘is key for’ independent directors

Bring in broad spectrum of knowledge, says Damodaran<p>Chennai, March 5:<p>Establishing the `role clarity’ of independent directors is the key issue in …

Towards Gender-Balanced Boardrooms

Once a quarter, 50-year-old Spandana Reddy* in Bengaluru takes a break from her regular chores and high-profile kitty parties to attend a corporate …

Mandatory Rules To Appoint More Women Directors Not Working In India

India's market regulator has mandated listed companies to have atleast one woman director on their boards, but that move has led to poorer corporate …

Indian companies scramble to add women board members

March 27, 2015<br>by Nirmala George, The Associated Press<p>NEW DELHI—As Indian companies scramble to meet a deadline to appoint women to their boards, some …

EY - BoardMatters Quarterly – Volume 3 | December 2014

The third edition of the BoardMatters Quarterly explores how big data and analytics emerge as game-changers for business. This edition also explores …

Big Data

EY - 2014 Global Fraud Survey - Reinforcing the commitment to ethical growth

Our 13th Global Fraud Survey provides new insights into perceived levels of fraud, bribery and corruption across the world and offers recommendations …

Sebi to tighten insider trading norms to curb menace | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Besides, the capital market regulator would initiate prompt action in case of entities that violate listing norms.<p>"We are revising our prevention of …

Independent directors: ‘spring cleaning’ of PSU boards puts Centre in a spot

Many listed PSUs stare at non-compliance to board composition norms<p>New Delhi, October 6:<p>Listed public sector companies may soon face regulatory …

Study finds a diverse corporate boards rein in risk, good for shareholders

A board that is more diverse can help a company avoid risky projects and leads to greater dividends for shareholders<p>A diverse corporate board isn’t just good public relations, it can be mean a bigger payoff for shareholders.<p>That is the finding of a study by a team of university researchers who …

American Apparel

Investors to Directors, ‘Can We Talk?’

What if lawmakers never spoke to their constituents?<p>Oddly enough, that’s exactly how corporate America operates. Shareholders vote for directors, but the directors rarely, if ever, communicate with them.<p>Within the clubby world of directors, communicating with shareholders, big or small, is overtly …

Investing

Boards can get better at expecting the unexpected

Audit is no longer the chore the board dreads most

Until recently, most non-executive directors would have told you that the audit committee is the one they really wish to avoid. The meetings are …

5 ethical responsibilities of corporate boards

Most corporate boards have learned to act quickly when a scandal breaks. General Motors’ GM, -0.31% board is moving much more quickly to clean up the fallout from its vehicles’ ignition failures than Toyota’s TM, +0.00% board did to address its rapid acceleration problems of several years ago. It …

San Francisco Bay Area

Boardroom 101: What, exactly, do directors do?

When my son was around 5 years old, I was preparing for a board meeting and he asked what that was and what I was going to do there.<p>That’s a question many adults have, too. What, exactly, is a board and what does a board director do?<p>Searching for an explanation, I finally went with this: "You know …

King Arthur

Audit Regulator Considers Revamp of Rules on Accounting Estimates

PCAOB Seeks Input on Rules on Auditing Companies' Use of Estimates, Measurements of 'Fair Value'<p>Regulators took a first step Tuesday toward revamping how auditors review the use of key accounting estimates that can have a big effect on companies' financial statements.<p>The Public Company Accounting …

Audits