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  • 29-Aug-2019 | Amit Tandon

    Selling less while raising more

    Clearer commercial focus and tighter financial discipline may yield a steady steam of dividends

  • 20-Jun-2019 | Amit Tandon

    Can a broken songbird sing?

    From principles of prudence and conservatism, which enabled auditors to certify that the numbers are "true and fair", there is a shift to "fair value"

  • 25-Apr-2019 | Amit Tandon

    A single-point agenda

    As companies enter the new financial year, it is worth pausing and looking at the lessons that the just completed year has had to offer, and what will be on the agenda for the coming year

  • 21-Mar-2019 | Amit Tandon

    Boards and political funding

    In a perfect world, business and political parties need to maintain a respectful distance. But given the influence policy has on the fortunes of a business, it is naïve to expect this

  • 07-Mar-2019 | Amit Tandon

    Will banks get their remuneration policy right?

    By focusing on pay, the regulator is signalling where its priorities lie

  • 12-Feb-2019 | Amit Tandon

    How to benefit from cross-border listing

    While Indian companies want to list off-shore, the country's strategic interests are better served if it encourages companies incorporated outside India to list on Indian exchanges

  • 25-Dec-2018 | Amit Tandon

    Do we really need dual-class shares?

    The recent roll-out of stewardship codes empowers shareholders, forcing managements to change behaviour

  • 04-Dec-2018 | Amit Tandon

    Fifty shades of green

    Investors are increasingly factoring in environmental, social and governance factors into their investment decisions

  • 04-Oct-2018 | Amit Tandon

    What next for IL&FS?

    Appointing a new board is the easy first step, now the heavy lifting has to begin

  • 16-Sep-2018 | Amit Tandon

    For want of a nail the battle is being lost

    How board compositions and tenures are costing PSUs their leadership

  • 13-Aug-2018 | Amit Tandon

    The brouhaha over the HDFC vote

    If we want more nuanced shareholder voting, we need to ensure that pools of capital and their managers reside in India. This alone will ensure a win for Indian industry

  • 19-Jun-2018 | Amit Tandon

    Auditors: Signing out

    Unfortunately, regulations today do not permit a more open dialogue between auditors and investors

  • 28-May-2018 | Amit Tandon

    Don't just play the hand you've been dealt

    The coming AGM season is an opportunity for investors to signal how they view developments, not merely through their voting, but in terms of changes they would like to see

  • 16-Apr-2018 | Amit Tandon

    Top board agenda this financial year

    Review of the credit profile, reskilling the board and succession planning, interacting and communicating with investors and other stakeholders, among other things, will help broaden the board's agend

  • 12-Mar-2018 | Amit Tandon

    Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code left far too much room for interpretation

    Given how high the stakes are for promoters for whom their companies are their only identity and for bidders who are hoping to take a competitor out, litigation should have been expected

  • 28-Feb-2018 | Amit Tandon

    PNB scam and state-owned banks: The writing on the wall

    Any of the Indian private sector banks will be happy to step in and help, including taking some of these banks from the government's protective hands, if asked. Why not take help, when it is so close

  • 11-Jan-2018 | Amit Tandon

    Lessons from Satyam

    The manner in which the firm was wound down is the only lesson worth preserving

  • 25-Dec-2017 | Amit Tandon

    From the boardroom: What ails independent directors?

    Many directors believe that as families have skin in the game, they consequently have the most to lose, or win

  • 24-Dec-2017 | Amit Tandon

    Boardrooms must have conscience

    Directors, including CEOs, are increasingly expected to speak up in the boardroom. They may do so based on their personal conviction or their understanding of the company's culture or desirable values

  • 29-Nov-2017 | Amit Tandon

    Ram rajya and total societal indicators

    Total Societal Impact is the total benefit to society from a company's products, services, operations, core capabilities and activities

  • 25-Oct-2017 | Amit Tandon

    Pressing ahead for change

    The Kotak Committee has made wide-ranging recommendations and sees the boards and auditors as the two critical gatekeepers

  • 03-Oct-2017 | Amit Tandon

    Shaping governance practices

    Indian institutional investors have important lessons to learn from the policies of an investment management company

  • 20-Aug-2017 | Shailesh Haribhakti & Amit Tandon

    Is the Infosys board wrong in blaming Murthy?

    Experts share their views on the way forward to break the impasse between the founders and the board

  • 14-Aug-2017 | Amit Tandon

    Defaulting on debt and disclosures

    Sebi circular of August 4 asking corporations to disclose delays/defaults addresses number of issues

  • 19-Jul-2017 | Amit Tandon

    Now trending: Board-managed companies

    The board will take on a more complex role and its skill set will see an overhaul