We would like to wish our members and friends a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2015!
ACGA Advocacy Letters
In recent weeks, ACGA has written to regulators and stock exchanges in Hong Kong and Japan on various aspects of corporate governance reform and market regulation. See our letters under "ACGA News".
Asia Regional Briefing
ACGA's latest monthly newsletter for members covering corporate governance developments in 11 Asian markets in October 2014 is available on our Premium Content page. This edition also contains a summary of our 15th Anniversary Conference held in Hong Kong in early November. Our next newsletter, a double issue on November/December 2014, will be published in mid-January 2015.
ACGA 15th Anniversary Conference
ACGA held its 15th Anniversary Conference, the "Asian Business Dialogue on Corporate Governance 2014", in Hong Kong over November 4-5, 2014. A record number of delegates attended (around 270) from 20 countries in Asia and other parts of the world. Our final programme contained a larger number of workshops this year on themes ranging from board dynamics in China to shareholder rights across Asia and the strategic value of sustainability reporting. Plenary sessions focussed on developments in corporate governance in Asia for the past 15 years, a debate on "Market competitiveness vs corporate governance: Are the two at odds?", and sessions on SOE governance and fraud/corruption.
CG Watch 2014
On September 25, 2014, ACGA released its seventh joint report on corporate governance in Asia with CLSA, an ACGA member and founding sponsor. The 200-page report ranks 11 Asian markets on macro CG quality and 944 companies on their internal governance systems. For more further details on the report, and instructions on how to purchase a copy, see our story under "ACGA News". You may also like to view an extract on the market rankings.