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Our insights section brings together a summary of key news articles, publications and thought leadership for our members produced and compiled by NEDA and our key Sponsors and Partners.

Will UK issuers benefit from the EU's proposed introduction of lighter prospectus disclosure requirements pursuant to the EU Recovery Prospectus?

On 20 July 2020, the European Commission adopted a capital markets recovery package as part of its overall COVID-19 recovery strategy.

NEDs and Boards – guiding your organisation from turbulence to resilience

NEDA and Strategic Arrow hosted an on-line Webinar to consider how boards can guide their organisation based on a new interpretation of risk management as part of the ‘recovery phase’, post-crisis.

Pipeline’s Women Count 2020 Research Report: Firms with more female executives perform better

New research shows that companies with women in senior leadership roles are more profitable and yet, across the 350 biggest British PLCs, fewer than two in ten CFOs are women, only 4% of investment managers are women, and just 5% of firms are led by a female CEO.

Emotional Intelligence and Leading Through Uncertainty

Emotional Intelligence (‘EI’) has never been more important for leaders than now. But what does it mean?

European Research Report: Leadership in Risk Management

Board Agenda & Mazars has published a research report on ‘Risk Leadership by in association with the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre The report highlights how well-prepared boards have been to respond to the Covid-19 crisis. 

Board Report from Board Intelligence: ‘Lessons learned from a crisis’

What marks the COVID-19 crisis out from other crises that we may have experienced is that it has been systemic.

Non-Executive Director’s Capabilities and Skills to Navigate the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Growth Firms

In September 2019 the Quoted Companies Alliance (‘QCA’) and Henley Business School, sponsored by Downing LLP, published a research report on ‘The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Growth Companies’

CMA: Promoting Competition Bulletin July 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) issued its July 2020 Bulletin which provided a summary of latest developments.

Considerations for D&O Insurance in Captives – Willis Towers Watson Latest Report

In the context of an increasingly challenging Directors and Officers (“D&O”) liability insurance market, we are being asked by clients for other options to placing the whole of their D&O programme with traditional insurers.

Shareholder meetings under the Corporate Insolvency & Governance Act 2020

New guidance has just been published on holding shareholder meetings under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, which provides some temporary flexibility for companies until 30 September 2020.

Covid19 - Crisis Leadership and Back to Work

The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted workforces in different ways in each sector. As many global businesses now navigate plans to safely return their employees to the workplace, we are faced with a web of interconnected issues and variations across jurisdictions.

BoardEx Global Diversity Report shows there is still more to do in the boardroom…

BoardEx have published a report that is a comparative study of global gender diversity across the major global indices. It looks at the performance of the corporations that make up the principal global equity indices at an aggregate level and evaluates progress on increasing female participation at the board, executive director and non-executive director levels.

Willis Towers Watson D&O Market Update

Willis Towers Watson have recently released their latest D&O Market Update.

A Guide to Virtual Board Meetings

Board meetings have been run in a variety of physical locations, including an increasing number via conference call or video conferencing arrangements. However, since March 2020 the ‘new normal’ has been to hold virtual meetings, which brings new challenges and new demands.

NEDTalk Podcast from Graham Durgan, NEDA Chairman

In a two-part podcast conversation session with former regulator Lucy McClements, Graham Durgan outlines his thoughts on the current NED scene.

NEDs and Boards… the lessons learnt and next steps coming out of the current crisis

NEDA and Willis Towers Watson hosted an on-line Webinar to consider how boards have coped in the current environment, especially considering how life might look post Covid-19. 

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