Mr. Lyons served as the Chairman of the Board during the year and has stated his intention to step down at the forthcoming AGM.
Annette Court will succeed the position of Chairman at the forthcoming AGM and is deemed to be independent at appointment. We note that the Company has selected a woman to serve as Chairman of the Board. The percentage of women on the Board is 33.3%, which also meets ECGS guidelines.
Item 2: Approve the Remuneration Report. While there are concerns over the lack of a performance based bonus and the potential for excessive variable remuneration under the LTIP, the structure is weighted more towards rewarding long-term performance, the payout is adequately aligned with performance, accelerated vesting in the event of a change of control is not possible, and the quantum is quite moderate.
Admiral Group provides motor and household insurance. Co. has four reportable segments: U.K. Insurance, which consists of the underwriting of car insurance, van insurance, household insurance and other products that supplement these insurance policies; International Car Insurance, which consists of the underwriting of car insurance and additional products outside of the U.K., specifically covering Co.'s operations in Spain, Italy, France and the U.S.; Price Comparison, which relates Co.'s price comparison businesses, Confused.com in the U.K., Rastreator in Spain, LeLynx in France and Compare.com in the U.S.; and Other, which includes Co.'s commercial van insurance broker, Gladiator.
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Europe & the UK remain in focus The MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. is breaking topside its nearly 14-month downtrend and above key resistance. The move is being fueled by improvements throughout most of Europe and the UK, along with strength in China over the past 2-3 months. We believe these positive developments are supportive of higher equity prices moving forward. As a result of these and several other observations highlighted below, our outlook on global equities is positive. • Europe & the UK. As has been the case over the last several weeks, a major focus of ours within global equities (ex-U.S.) h...
Admiral reported profit before tax of GBP 480 million for full-year 2018, above our full-year estimate of GBP 440 million. However, the result has been significantly flattered by a change in the Ogden discount rate assumption from negative 75 basis points to zero. The total impact of this change is around GBP 120 million, GBP 65 million of which has come through in this year’s results in the form of pretax reserve releases. GBP 55 million is expected to come in the coming years. We are increasing our fair value estimate to GBX 1,800 per share from GBX 1,660 to account for the time value of mon...
Une fois de plus, la société est à féliciter en terme de communication puisqu'elle met à dispostion des actionnaires son rapport annuel dans un temps record. Le mandat de Laurence Verdickt arrive à échéance le 8 avril 2019 et n'est pas renouvelé. Le conseil d’administration propose la nomination de Mathilde Yagoubi comme administratrice libre de conflits d'intérêts potentiels qui sera soutenue (résolution 6). Malgré quelques faiblesses en terme de transparence et de structure, les rémunérations des dirigeants mandataires sociaux pour les exercices 2018 et 2019 (résolutions 7 à 9) semblent ac...
Proxinvest attire l’attention des actionnaires sur les points suivants : Tout d’abord les rémunérations attribuées au titre de 2018, résolutions Ex Post, rencontrons des recommandations négatives du fait que la société ne communiquent pas les taux d’atteintes de chacun des critères de performance pour la rémunération variable. Concernant les politiques de rémunération, Proxinvest recommande l’approbation des politiques du fait de l’amélioration en termes de transparence et l’inclusion d’un critère lié au RSE.
In item 3, the AGM is called to appoint the Board of Statutory Auditors on slates of nominees submitted by shareholders holding, even jointly, at least 0.5% of UniCredit's share capital. Two slates of nominees have been submitted, by UniCredit's business partner and shareholder Allianz (1.0%) and a group of institutional investors (1.7%).One of the institutional investors that submitted the slate of nominees is Generali Investments, which is a client of ECGS partners Proxinvest and Frontis Governance. It is important to note that these partners do not provide consulting services to Generali. V...
In item 4, shareholders are called to an advisory vote on the remuneration report. We have serious concerns over the variable remuneration structure, as it exclusively depends on annual results and no limits to the maximum bonus are disclosed. In our opinion, the executive remuneration is not adequately linked to long-term results, hence he recommend opposition. In item 5, the AGM is called to appoint the members of all corporate bodies (Board of Directors, Board of General Meeting and the statutory auditor) in a single item. The members of the Board of Directors and the Board of General Meet...
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