Rethinking Corporate Governance In Financial Institutions by Demetra ArsalidouRethinking Corporate Governance In Financial Institutions by Demetra Arsalidou

Rethinking Corporate Governance In Financial Institutions

byDemetra ArsalidouEditorDemetra Arsalidou

Hardcover | November 25, 2015

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There are many deep-seated reasons for the current financial turmoil but a key factor has undoubtedly been the serious failings within the corporate governance practices of financial institutions. There have been shortcomings in the risk management and incentive structures; the boards' supervision was at times weak; disclosure and accounting standards were in some cases inadequate; the institutional investors' engagement with management was at times insufficient and, last but not least, the remuneration policies of many large institutions appeared inappropriate. This book will provide a critical overview and analysis of key corporate governance weaknesses, focusing primarily on three main areas: directors' failure to understand complex company transactions; the poor remuneration practices of financial institutions; and, finally, the failure of institutional investors to sufficiently engage with management. The book, while largely focused on the UK, will also consider EU and Australian developments as well as offering a comparative angle looking at the corporate governance of financial institutions in the US.

Demetra Arsalidou is a senior lecturer at Cardiff University, UK.
Title:Rethinking Corporate Governance In Financial InstitutionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 9 × 6.2 × 0.8 inPublished:November 25, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415535468

ISBN - 13:9780415535465

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Sharpening Bankers' Personal Accountability  2. The Theoretical Justification of Executive Remuneration as an Incentive Mechanism  3. Shareholder Engagement and Activism: An Effective Mechanism for Monitoring Management or a Fallacious Notion?  4. Executive Remuneration and Shareholders' Voice in the United States  Epilogue