Correspondence on subjects such as rights of executive directors to seek external professional advice and be re-imbursed, comments on comments on the draft report, the interests of of the 'private' shareholder as well as the interests of the institutional ones.
Correspondence is largely between Wysock Wright and Sir Brian Corby, Prudential.
Davies, Arnold, Cooper proposes insurance for non-executive directors. Transparency International asks for support for its cause. Wilton proposes greater involvement of institutional shareholders.
Expresses concerns about the misuse of information.
Comments on the papers circulated for the 20-21 January 1992 meeting.
Letter is responding to MG Lickiss' comments on his draft [Standards of financial reporting and auditing] and clarification of focus of the Committee.
Covers some aspects of institutional investors and also their relations with non-executive directors in two articles.
Covers aspects of board of directors, internal controls, financial reporting, auditing.
Submission covers communication between boards and stakeholders, executive and non-executive directors, corporate reporting.
Includes report of a meeting with EC to discuss possible conflicts with the Committee's proposals and summaries the present position of the EC company law proposals.
Covers the background to complaints about high levels of executive pay and reform proposals.
The paper covers the role and duties of directors, the responsibilities of institutional shareholders, auditors responsibilities and liabilities, accounting standards and pension fund management issues.
Extract refers to Audit Committee and in particular to independence of its members.
Main purpose of the Committee was to strengthen the position of the auditor and clarify the responsibilities of the directors. Two vulnerabilities identified were accountability to the worker and the small shareholder.
The note suggests a definition of corporate governance that includes employees, alternative working for the foreword and some suggestions on tenure.
The views cover the range of auditing issues, non-executive directors, responsibilities of directors, divided boards and other matters.
Comments on the role of internal auditors.
Correspondence concerns increased voting by institutional shareholders with samples from Royal Insurance, General Accident and Lloyds Bank.
Includes Sir Adrian Cadbury's handwritten notes for the opening remarks, and on the two plenary sessions, various briefing notes, reports of the three groups and a list of attendees.
Sir Adrian Cadbury had advised RC Breeden of forthcoming draft report and offered to send him one. Nigel Peace has added handwritten post-it note saying he will contact Walter Stahr (also of US SEC) to discuss.
21. Correspondence from Ron Dearing, Financial Reporting Council, including responses to the draft report from ICAEW, Rowena Mills Associates, Delta plc and Sears plc between 1 May 1992 and 23 July 1992.
Includes comments on differentiation between executive and non-executive board members, role of auditors and non-audit fees. Memo from Nigel Peace included.
The comments of individuals are marked by their initials.
Comments on potential for statements of conformity to become meaningless, possible progress to an international accounting regime and institutional shareholders, plus detailed comments.
Paper concerns availability to shareholders of information about executive remuneration, based on an examination of Annual Reports.
Includes 2 pp of 11 questions apparently compiled by ICAEW referring specifically to auditing and accounting aspects.