Ruth Sealy

Diversity within the FTSE 100

'This increase brings a considerable addition to the talent pool and it will be interesting to monitor how long it takes for these women to emerge from the pipeline and into female executive director roles.'

Cas Sydorowitz

Trends in shareholder voting

'With the rise in shareholder activism and the growing level of hedge fund ownership, trying to minimise opposition to key resolutions at your shareholder meeting is now more important than ever. Understanding which resolutions failed last year, both in your own market and across Europe will help you plan for the next meeting.'