Governance Fundamentals

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the Governance issues that are addressed by ESG investing and how these are quantified by data vendors

Suitability

For individuals in Asset or Wealth Management designing, selling or supporting ESG products

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the webinar, participants can:rn- Explain the need for corporate governancern- Be aware of authoritative sources of governance advice and differences in international normsrn- Be aware of how ownership structures can impact the listed shareholderrn- Describe the role of an auditorrn- Be aware of the key criteria assessed by third party data providersrnrn 

Course Content

Agency Conflict: why we need a corporate governance frameworkrn- the role of company management, Boards and shareholdersrn- Case study: when corporate governance goes wrongrnHard and soft sources of Corporate Governancern- Key differences in norms, looking at the UK, US and Germanyrn- Case study: UK Companies Act, FRC and the UK Governance Code, FCA & PRArnAuditrn- Scope of an audit & the audit expectation gap from the investors perspectivern- What to look for in an audit report and what you won’t find.rnStacking the dice – how corporate governance can take power from ordinary shareholdersrn- Measures that can stop takeovers or leave management with total controlrnAssessment metricsrn- Case study of MSCI ESG ratingsrnrn 

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