The Men And Women Who Run The FTSE 100

Published in Investing on 11 July 2012

Tony Reading gives his verdict on Britain's blue-chip boardrooms.

Management can make all the difference to a company's success and thus its share price.

To me at least, the best companies are those run by talented and experienced leaders with strong vested interests in the success of the business, held in check by a board with sound financial and business acumen. On the other hand, some of the worst investments to hold are those run by executives collecting fat rewards as the underlying business goes to pot.

In recent weeks and months, I've assessed the boardrooms of many companies within the FTSE 100 (UKX). I've been analysing management teams from five different angles -- reputation, performance, composition, remuneration and shareholdings -- to help work out a verdict.

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You can read my boardroom conclusions to date by clicking the links below. I hope my research assists your investment decisions.

The Men and Women Who Run Aberdeen Asset Management

The Men Who Run Admiral

The Men Who Run Aggreko

The Men Who Run AMEC

The Men And Women Who Run Anglo American 

The Men Who Run Antofagasta

The Men Who Run ARM

The Men Who Run Associated British Foods

The Men Who Run AstraZeneca

The Men Who Run Aviva

The Men Who Run Babcock International

The Men and Women Who Run BAE Systems

The Men Who (Used To) Run Barclays

The Men Who Run BG Group

The Men Who Run BHP Billiton 

The Men Who Run BP

The Men Who Run British American Tobacco

The Men And Women Who Run British Land

The Men Who Run British Sky Broadcasting

The Men Who Run BT Group

The Men Who Run Bunzl 

The Men And Women Who Run Burberry 

The Men And Women Who Run Capita 

The Men Who Run Carnival 

The Men Who Run Centrica

The Men Who Run Compass Group

The Men And Women Who Run CRH

The Men Who Run Croda

The Men And Women Who Run easyJet

The Men And Women Who Run Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation

The Men Who Run EVRAZ 

The Men Who Run Experian

The Men Who Run Fresnillo

The Men Who Run G4S

The Men Who Run GKN

The Men Who Run GlaxoSmithKline

The Men Who Run Glencore

The Men Who Run Hammerson

The Men and Women Who Run Hargreaves Lansdown

The Men Who Run HSBC

The Men Who Run IAG

The Men Who Run IMI

The Men and Women Who Run Imperial Tobacco

The Men And Women Who Run InterContinental Hotels Group

The Men Who Run Intertek Group

The Men Who Run ITV 

The Men Who Run Johnson Matthey

The Men Who Run John Wood Group

The Men and Women Who Run Kingfisher

The Men and Women Who Run Land Securities

The Men Who Run Legal & General

The Men Who Run Lloyds Banking

The Men Who Run London Stock Exchange Group

The Men and Women Who Run Marks and Spencer

The Men Who Run Meggitt

The Men Who Run Melrose Industries

The Men Who Run Morrison Supermarkets 

The Men Who Run National Grid

The Men Who Run Next  

The Men Who Run Old Mutual

The Men and Women Who Run Pearson

The Men Who Run Persimmon

The Men Who Run Petrofac

The Men Who Run Prudential

The Men Who Run Randgold Resources

The Men Who Run RBS

The Men And Women Who Run Reckitt Benckiser 

The Men Who Run Reed Elsevier

The Men Who Run Resolution

The Men Who Run Rexam 

The Men Who Run Rio Tinto 

The Men Who Run Rolls-Royce

The Men Who Run RSA Insurance

The Men Who Run SAB Miller

The Men Who Run Sage Group

The Men Who Run Sainsbury

The Men Who Run Schroders

The Men Who Run Serco Group

The Men Who Run Severn Trent

The Men Who Run Shell

The Men Who Run Shire

The Men and Women Who Run Smith and Nephew

The Men Who Run Smiths Group 

The Men Who Run SSE

The Men Who Run Standard Chartered

The Men and Women Who Run Standard Life

The Men Who Run Tate & Lyle 

The Men and Women Who Run Tesco

The Men Who Run TUI Travel

The Men Who Run Tullow Oil

The Men Who Run Unilever 

The Men Who Run United Utilities

The Men Who Run Vedanta Resources

The Men Who Run Vodafone

The Men Who Run Weir Group

The Men and Women Who Run Whitbread

The Men Who Run William Hill

The Men Who Run Wolseley 

The Men Who Run WPP

The Men Who Run Xstrata

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