20 March 2019

Financial Times: AKTIS data shows that Metro Bank has the lowest refreshment rate and highest tenure next to comparable UK banks

AKTIS data shows that the average tenure on the board of Metro Bank is almost double the average at large and midsized UK banks.

25 January 2019

Are onsite regulators the best way to drive behavioural change within banks?

There is a great deal of debate about how to facilitate behavioural change within banks. One way could be to have regulators on site, as ASIC is planning to do in Australia following a spate of banking scandals. But is it the right approach? By Lisa Andersson, head of research at Aktis.

21 November 2018

Gender lens investing: Banks not included

This article by Helen Avery published in Euromoney, based on Aktis' data, focuses on gender lens investing and notes that banks still have some way to go to reach full gender equality.

30 October 2018

How Can Data Help Banks Rebuild Trust?

The public’s trust is at a premium for major banks after the global financial crisis a decade ago and the high-profile banking scandals that have since unfolded. Questions about how to restore that trust abound, including whether leadership at some companies even have an interest in looking inward.

8 July 2018

National Report on Corporate Governance

Aktis is proud to have contributed to Russia's 10th edition of the National Report on Corporate Governance. The scope of the 10th edition focuses on a variety of topics from the institutional and socio-cultural aspects of corporate governance in Russia to the effectiveness of corporate governance practices in organisations with state participation. Aktis’ contribution incorporates governance best-practice with a strong focus on Western Europe’s 25 largest banks both before and after the financial crisis.

21 June 2018

Governance of the 25 Largest European Banks a Decade After the Crisis

Written by our very own Lisa Andersson (Head of Research) and Stilpon Nestor (Founding Chairman), this article explores bank governance a decade on from the financial crisis which substantially rocked the banking universe. Appropriately titled, ‘Governance of the 25 Largest European Banks a Decade After the Crisis’, this article combines Aktis data with expert analysis. Exploring themes such as board size, composition, diversity and tenure, as well as composition of top management committees both before and after the crisis, this article is not one to miss.