INTL FCStone Inc.
The Company is committed to high standards of corporate governance and has put in place a framework that fosters good governance, is practical for a company of this size and satisfies our current listing and regulatory requirements.
The Company has instituted a Code of Ethics that demands honest and ethical conduct from all employees. Specific topics covered are conflicts of interest, fair dealing, compliance with regulation and accurate financial reporting. The roles of Chairman and CEO are split. The CEO and CFO make all necessary representations to satisfy regulatory and listing requirements. Executive compensation is determined by a Compensation Committee composed exclusively of non-executive directors.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of one executive, two non-independent, and six non-executive directors, all six of whom are independent. The Board oversees the strategy, finances, operation and regulatory compliance of the Company through quarterly meetings (more frequently as required). The roles of Chairman and CEO are split. The independent directors regularly meet separately from the executive directors. The Nominating and Governance, Audit, Compensation and Risk committees are each composed of at least three independent directors and have no executive or non-independent director members. The Audit Committee meets the SEC requirement that at least one of its members should be a financial expert.
Financial Reporting and Internal Control
The Company strives to present clear, accurate and timely financial statements. Management has a system of internal controls in place, regularly assesses the effectiveness of these controls and modifies them as necessary. Risk management is an important aspect of this system of internal controls and management has established a Risk Committee to establish and continuously monitor conformance with risk policies.
The Company seeks to provide accurate and timely information to shareholders and other stakeholders to facilitate a better understanding of the Company and its activities. The Company seeks to distribute such information as widely as possible through 8Ks, press releases and its website at www.intlfcstone.com.