GMI was formed in April 2000 by a small group of people who recognized the need for a new, easy-to-use tool to monitor corporate governance.
The problem for investors is how to measure governance practices across a large universe of companies, irrespective of domicile, in a cost-efficient way. While companies with weak governance structures and practices are the subjects of newspaper headlines, there are as many companies with outstanding governance policies and disclosure levels that go unrecognized. GMI’s ratings hope to correct that. Subscribers to our service receive an independent and dispassionate evaluation of the governance characteristics of each company in our research universe.
Our rating model has been developed following extensive research in multiple markets and consultations with institutional investors, corporate officers and directors and governance specialists and is updated annually. Our scoring algorithm has also been tested and validated by outside statistical e