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Some new year publications

14 January 2015

With the new year underway there are some new publications that are worth reading……..

Irish Stock Exchange review for 2014

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) published its review of 2014 last week. 2014 saw them consolidate its position as a leading global centre for debt and funds listings and three new IPOs raised a combined total of €484 million for companies listing on the ISE .

To read more follow the link: http://www.ise.ie/Media/News-and-Events/2015/Irish-Stock-Exchange-publishes-review-of-2014.html

ISS guidelines

The AGM season will be upon us in the next few months. With this in mind, on 7 January 2015, Institutional Shareholder Services published its first standalone UK and Ireland Proxy Voting Guidelines: 2015 Benchmark Policy Recommendations. The ISS Guidelines are effective for meetings held on or after 1 February 2015.

To read more follow the link: http://www.issgovernance.com/file/policy/2015ukandirelandproxyvotingguidelines.pdf

Board Diversity – Women on boards

A draft EU directive designed to ensure that by 2020 at least 40% of non-executive directors on listed company boards are women will be debated by the European Parliament with the Commission and Council on 13 January 2014. This draft was approved by Parliament in November 2013, but the Council of Ministers has yet to state a position on it. Click here to view the press release: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/plenary/2015-01-12/12 

Happy reading !

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