Incentives facing UK-listed companies to comply with the risk reporting provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code

Klumpes, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-3357-6087, Ledlie, C., Fahey, F., Kakar, G. and Styles, S., 2017. Incentives facing UK-listed companies to comply with the risk reporting provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code. British Actuarial Journal, 22 (1), pp. 127-152. ISSN 1357-3217

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Abstract

Recent changes made to the UK Corporate Governance Code require UK firms to report new or enhanced narrative information concerning their principal risks, their
risk management processes and their future viability. This paper analyses whether the level and nature of voluntary compliance with these new requirements is consistent
with alternative economic and political visibility incentives. We analyse relevant sections of financial reports produced by industry matched samples of large-, mid-and small-cap UK listed firms during the transitional 2013-14 financial reporting years. Both specific and
generic readability attributes of the reports are measured. We find that virtually no firm in our sample has provided any viability statement. Empirical analysis of disclosures concerning principal risk assessment and review processes appear to be primarily motivated by political visibility
reasons. Examples of particularly good and cases of poor corporate risk reporting practices are also discussed. Possible implications for the actuarial profession are discussed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: British Actuarial Journal
Creators: Klumpes, P., Ledlie, C., Fahey, F., Kakar, G. and Styles, S.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: March 2017
Volume: 22
Number: 1
ISSN: 1357-3217
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1017/S1357321716000180DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 05 Dec 2016 12:14
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 10:47
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29251

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