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Article NO. Content

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Corporate Governance Best-Practice Principles for Securities Firms  CH

Amended Date: 2019.01.14 
Categories: Corporate Governance
Article 37     Members of the board shall faithfully conduct corporate affairs and discharge this duty of care as a good administrator. In conducting the affairs of the company, they shall exercise their power with a heightened level of self-discipline and prudential attitude. Unless matters are reserved for resolutions in shareholders' meetings by law or in the articles of incorporation of the company, they shall ensure that all matters will faithfully adhere to the board's resolutions.
    Where resolutions of the board involve major policy directions of the corporate management, the board shall make careful consideration and may not affect the implementation and effectiveness of corporate governance.
    A securities firm is advised to create the rules and procedures for evaluation of performance of the board of directors, and conduct performance evaluations on the board of directors, functional committees and individual directors based on self-evaluation, peer-to-peer evaluation, evaluation by contracted external professional organization or other appropriate method regularly on an annual basis. It is advisable that the performance evaluations of the board of directors, including functional committees, include the following aspects, and that appropriate evaluation indicators be developed in consideration of the company's needs:
  1. The degree of participation in the company's operations.
  2. Improvement in the quality of decision making by the board of directors.
  3. The composition and structure of the board of directors.
  4. The election of the directors and their continuing professional education.
  5. Internal control.
    It is advisable that performance evaluations of board members (self-evaluations or peer-to-peer evaluations) include the following aspects, with appropriate adjustments made on the basis of the company's needs:
  1. Their understanding of the company's goals and missions.
  2. Their recognition of director's duties.
  3. Their degree of participation in the company's operations.
  4. Their management of internal relationships and communication.
  5. Their professionalism and continuing professional education.
  6. Internal control.
    The board of directors of a securities firm shall consider the results of the performance evaluations to adjust the composition of the board members.