Monthly Archives: July 2015

Does the SEC’s New “Compensation Actually Paid” Help Shareholders?

On April 29, 2015, the SEC released proposed rules on public company pay-for-performance disclosure mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act. Pay Governance has analyzed the proposed rules and the implications for our clients’ proxy disclosures and pay-for-performance explanations to investors. To … Continue reading

Incentivising Innovation

The Ethical Boardroom recently printed an article written by Pat Haggerty, Partner in our New York Office. To be redirected to the Ethical Boardroom Magazine, you may click here. Please feel free to comment by clicking here.

Press Release – June 2, 2015

Shareholders Gain Ground On Corporate Social Responsibility Proposals A new report from Pay Governance finds that shareholder proposals seeking to influence corporate policies on environmental or social issues at U.S. public companies have increased significantly in the past five years. … Continue reading

Where Women Are On Board; Perspectives from Gender Diverse U.S. Boardrooms

Although all aspects of diversity are meaningful topics, this article is solely focused on gender diversity. Currently, females represent approximately 15% of outside board member seats in the S&P 1500 and about 18% of the S&P 500 seats. This equates to a median of 1-2 female board members in a group of 9-11 board members. Continue reading

The Real Reason to Worry About Obscenely High Executive Pay

July 16, 2015 – Ira Kay was quoted this week in Marketwatch. “An objective look at the facts would show that stock-based incentives for U.S. corporate executives has been a great success.” Click here to be redirected to the full … Continue reading

SEC Proposed New Rules Regarding Executive Compensation Clawback Policies

Following the recent release of new rules and regulations regarding the proposed pay for performance disclosure requirement imposed on public companies by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (“Dodd-Frank”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has just released rules to add Section 10D to the Securities Exchange Act regarding executive officer clawbacks of incentive compensation. Continue reading

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