Yearly Archives: 2014

Are Companies Setting Challenging Target Incentive Goals?

Do companies set appropriately challenging goals in their incentive plans? How does a compensation committee determine whether management is recommending challenging goals? How important are earnings guidance and analyst expectations in goal setting? Continue reading

Does Your Executive Pay Plan Create “Drive, Discipline and Speed”?

At a recent Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) conference, two private equity firms’ operating partners observed that executive compensation programs in each and every company in which they invested had to be completely overhauled. “Of course,” quipped one CHRO, “all you need to do is grant large, upfront stock options as a one-time long-term incentive, and you don’t worry about pay after that.” Continue reading

Using Career Shares to Drive Long-­Term Shareholder Value

Virtually all large U.S. companies provide long-­‐term incentives (LTIs) through equity-­based awards, which provide economic alignment with the Continue reading

ISS, Share Authorizations, and New Data Verification Process

Publicly traded companies are required by the SEC and the stock exchanges to obtain shareholder approval when such companies seek to implement a new long‐term equity plan or increase the share reserve pursuant to such plans. Continue reading

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ISS, Share Authorizations, and New Data Verification Process

Publicly traded companies are required by the SEC and the stock exchanges to obtain shareholder approval when such companies seek to implement a new long-term equity plan or increase the share reserve pursuant to such plans. Continue reading

Thursday, September 25th, Webinar featuring Steve Pakela

Webinar highlights include:
A market overview of performance-metrics data across short- and long-term incentive plans, discussions around building rigorous performance-based incentive plans, and how proxy advisors and investors assess rigor and a look into proxy disclosure trends regarding performance-based pay and metrics. Continue reading

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Say on Pay Voting

Ongoing Say on Pay voting results as of July 30, 2014. Continue reading

ISS and Other Proxy Advisors Impacted by New SEC Guidelines

On June 30, 2014, the SEC issued a Staff Legal Bulletin (referred to as “SLB 20”) which provides guidance regarding the responsibilities of investment advisers and proxy advisory firms with respect to the voting of corporate proxies. Continue reading

Realizeable and Realized Pay: Conference Board Report on Alternative Pay Disclosure

When conducting pay-for-performance evaluations, many shareholders and the large proxy advisory firms, e.g., Institutional Investor Services and Glass Lewis, commonly rely on pay figures based on Summary Compensation Table (SCT), representing the value of compensation earned or stock granted during … Continue reading

Say on Pay Voting

Updated Say on Pay voting results as of June 2, 2014. Continue reading

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