Paola Gutierrez Velandía and David Sherzer Gea

Governance trends in Spain

‘We do believe those companies that have engaged with investors on an average level have better outcomes in terms of the quality of the voting, perhaps because it allows an analyst to have a broader picture of the checks and balances systems in the market and in the company.’

Simon Patterson

New thinking on executive pay

‘... we found that an astonishing 77 per cent of companies within the FTSE 100 have pay programmes ... as a result of ‘me-too’ pay plans which bear little link to individual company goals, targets or business plans. This is akin to remuneration committees driving along the road by watching what other cars are doing, looking through the passenger windows, rather than concentrating on the road ahead.’