Our Combined CEO/Chair metric helps identify companies the board has chosen to fill the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board with the same individual. Investors may wish to examine the circumstances surrounding these companies’ choice of board structure to determine whether it may present investment concerns.
|Blog | When the Wealthy Weigh In, European Responsible Investment Tops EUR 7 Trillion|
By Kimberly Gladman, CFA, Ph.D., Director of Research and Risk Analytics
Eurosif recently released its third biennial report on responsible investment by high-net worth individuals (HNWIs) in Europe. It shows great enthusiasm on the part of that continent’s elite.
|Blog | Slammed Again For Practices, Samsung’s Ownership Still Problematic|
Critics recently protested against Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SEO:005930)’s alleged patent infringement and misuse of Chinese labor. We continue to warn about problems with the Korean consumer electronics giant’s corporate governance such as its ownership structure.
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