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Corporate governance in asia

Course objective

By the end of this course, participants will:

    1. Understand the rationale for the growing international demand for strengthened corporate governance;
    2. Be familiar with the fundamentals of corporate governance, and the modifications to the standard international model that are needed for it to be applicable in Asia;
    3. Appreciate the linkages between good corporate governance, earnings, share price appreciation and credit standing;
    4. Be able to develop a code of corporate governance that is applicable for directors and commissioners of family-owned corporations in Asia.

Course duration
Two days

Presenter
Andrew McRobert, or presenter trained by him. An abbreviated curriculum vitae of Andrew McRobert can be viewed here.

Course agenda
A copy of the 'standard' course agenda is attached herewith. The course has been designed in a series of modules. In respect of each country in which it is presented, a number of changes are made to the 'standard' model, in order to make it country specific:

    1. References to the current codes of corporate governance and ethics are changed to reflect the current position in the country;
    2. A version of the case exercises relevant to the country in question is substituted;

In addition, the course may be amended, if required, as follows:

    1. Substitution of case studies drawn from the financial institution's own portfolio;
    2. Inclusion of additional material on topics of particular interest to a specific financial institution; and
    3. Any other modifications that a client considers necessary.

Basic Course Agenda

Date

Subject

Topics
Day 1 AM
  • International developments in corporate governance
  • Basic principles of corporate governance
  • OECD principles
  • Malaysian, Indonesian, Singaporean & Hong Kong Codes of Corporate Governance
  • Benefits in domestic and international financial markets
  • Who is arguing the case for improved corporate governance
  • Accountability, transparency, equity, voting methods
Day 1 PM
  • International developments in corporate governance
  • Basic principles of corporate governance
  • OECD principles
  • Malaysian, Indonesian, Singaporean & Hong Kong Codes of Corporate Governance
  • Benefits in domestic and international financial markets
  • Who is arguing the case for improved corporate governance
  • Accountability, transparency, equity, voting methods
Day 2 AM
  • The impact of strengthened corporate governance (1)
  • Duties and responsibilities of directors
  • Companies' financial statements
Day 2 PM
  • The impact of strengthened corporate governance (2)
  • Operating procedures
  • Relationships with investors and other stakeholders
  • Potential impact on Asian capital markets

contact details

South Africa: +27 82 447 4256

Australia: +61 402 048 326

E-mail: amra@amcrobertandassocs.com.au