In any external board evaluations that we perform we work with the members to produce an effective review that aims to provide added value to the board. We can tailor our approach and can provide questionnaires, conduct interviews of the board, the Company Secretary and other key service providers, observe board meetings and review the company against the relevant code of corporate governance. We have researched and utilised the latest market information and guidance from various sources including The Institute of Directors, The Financial Reporting Council, The Association of Investment Companies, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (“ICSA”) and the financial services regulators (Financial Conduct Authority, Guernsey Financial Services Commission and Jersey Financial Services Commission).
We have undertaken assignments in all of the areas above and are a leading firm providing this support. We are unique in the market as we have detailed knowledge on listed companies and boards as we maintain a database of over 170 investment companies listed on the LSE, SFM, AIM, ISE, Euronext and TISE to provide peer comparisons.
The team at Aspida are always looking for ways to assist directors and businesses and in 2011 created the Non-Executive Directors Forum. This forum has since gone on to become a leading independent body looking after the interests of directors involved in the finance sector and has been a significant success.