Corporate weekly highlights—4 November 2016

Corporate weekly highlights—4 November 2016
Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Corporate team for the week ending 4 November 2016, which provide news updates and a comprehensive list of dates for your diary. This week’s edition features: Lexis®PSL Corporate’s new Market Tracker Trend report on the 2016 AGM season; a post-Brexit update on trends in UK public M&A; the CLLS/Law Society joint working parties’ updated Q&A on Market Abuse Regulation; the FRC’s newly published thematic review of annual company reports and report on business model reporting; the Parker Review into board diversity; the Investment Association’s open letter to all FTSE 350 companies setting out new shareholder expectations on executive pay; the announcement that Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc has opened its 2017 benchmark voting policy consultation period; and the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) statement setting out its 2016 enforcement priorities. It also includes analysis in relation to the recently published ESMA Q&A on MIFID II and MiFIR and analysis on malus and clawback in practice.

Market Tracker Trend Report—AGM season 2016

Lexis®PSL Corporate has published a trend report analysing the latest market practice and trends emerging from the 2016 season of annual general meetings (AGMs) held by the companies in the FTSE 350.

The report covers: narrative reporting, AGM notices, voting results and trends.

All the companies surveyed reported in accordance with the 2014 version of the UK Corporate Governance Code (the Code).

The report includes expert commentary from Peter Swabey, Policy & Research Director at ICSA: The Governance Institute and James Herbert, Director at Eight Roads.

For details, see Market Tracker Trend ReportAGM season 2016

Public M&A—Market Tracker

Trends in UK public M&A—post-Brexit update

Lexis®PSL Corporate has conducted research to examine the c

urrent post-Brexit market trends in respect of UK public M&A for the period between 1 September 2016 to 31 October 2016 (Review Period). The update examines possible offers and firm offers announced during the Review Period, considering

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