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Introduction 

This Corporate Governance Report describes the principles of management and control as they apply to the top decision-making bodies of the Investis Group. To enhance transparency and thus comparability with other companies, it has been prepared in conformity with the SIX Corporate Governance Directive dated 1 January 2016. Unless otherwise specified, all information contained in the report is based on data as at 31 December 2017.

The principles and rules of corporate governance as practiced by the Investis Group are set out in the Company’s Articles of Association, its Organisational Regulations and the regulations of the Board of Directors’ committees. The chairman of the Board of Directors (the “Chairman”) reviews the content and current relevance of the corporate provisions regularly, and proposes any additions or amendments required to the Board of Directors.

Investis Group complies with all the rules relevant to corporate governance. In particular, the Investis Group abides by all existing legislation, the directives of the SIX Swiss Exchange and the remarks thereto, and the Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance issued by economiesuisse, Switzerland’s umbrella business association.

This Annual Report contains the Compensation Report of the Board of Directors, which also complies with the Swiss Ordinance against Excessive Compensation at Listed Joint-Stock Companies (OaEC).

To avoid duplication, some sections contain cross-references that are available on the Investis website under the following links:
– the Annual Report 2017 at reports.investisgroup.com/17/ar
– the Compensation Report 2017 at reports.investisgroup.com/17/ar/compensation-report
– the Articles of Association at https://www.investisgroup.com/nc/en/investors/#c1386
– the Organisational Regulations at https://www.investisgroup.com/nc/en/investors/#c1386

All weblinks being refered to are listed under the chapter Information Policy of this Corporate Governance Report 2017.