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Eumedion: revision of Prospectus Directive should not go at the expense of investor protection

The proposed review of the European Prospectus Directive should not go at the expense of an adequate level of investor protection. This is the key message in today's published Eumedion reaction on the European Commission's consultation document on the review of the Prospectus Directive.

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Eumedion invites students to submit theses for its 2015 Thesis Prize

Since last year, a specific ESG theme is connected to the Eumedion Thesis Prize. In 2015, Eumedion would like to receive theses that focus on the theme ‘The impact of shareholders on companies’.

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Eumedion rejects proposals to introduce differential voting rights for long term shareholders

Eumedion rejects proposals to introduce differential voting or ownership rights for shareholders who hold their shares at least two years. It could lead to a concentration of control within a certain group of shareholders and discourage the engagement of other shareholders, so says Eumedion in its comments on the draft report of the European Parliament's rapporteur on the the proposal for a shareholder engagement directive.

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Bring them on!; Public support from investors mounts for bringing leases on-balance

A disclosure only solution for leases is comparable with ordering lasagne, and instead of getting lasagne, you are supposed to be happy with the individual ingredients being served… thanks, but no thanks. Martijn Bos, Eumedion's policy advisor audit & reporting, on the ongoing discussion on lease accounting. read more


Dutch Change of Control Gain Capping Rule Ineffective

More than three years after its submission, the Dutch Senate is still in debate about the so-called Claw Back Bill. This Bill is partly inspired by an excessive acquisition bonus, received by Jan Bennink in 2007. The same Jan Bennink recently demonstrated at D.E Master Blenders 1753 that the purpose of "his Bill" could easily be circumvented. The part of the Bill to prevent excessive acquisition bonuses has thus become pure symbolic politics. According to Eumedion Managing Director Rients Abma it would be better to delete that part or strongly to tighten it (in such a way as the proposed Swiss rules under which all payments related to a successful takeover, merger or acquisition to executives will be prohibited). Ineffective legislation will only lead to more social unrest. read more


ICGN Conference in Madrid

On 2 and 3 March 2015, the International Corporate Governance Networdk (ICGN) will hold its regional conference "Building Corporate Governance Reform for Long Term Sustainable Growth '. Eumedion's executive director Rients Abma will participate in a panel discussion on the operation and application of Stewardship Codes. Click here for more information and registration.