Monthly Archives: October 2017

Does Your Pay Program Balance Pay Energy™ and Pay Risk?

Incentive plans have the potential to drive executives towards achieving superior results for their companies and investors. At the same time, real and perceived risks in these programs can either blunt the potential drive of management or encourage excessive risk taking. A key goal in well-designed executive incentive programs is to motivate executives to take the actions necessary to achieve strong results for shareholders while mitigating the motivation to take excessive risks. Continue reading

Anticipating Extra Cash From Tax Reform? Experts Debate How to Spend It

Ira Kay is quoted in today’s issue of Agenda. The article can be read by clicking on the link. Agenda Week: “Anticipating Extra Cash From Tax Reform? Experts Debate How to Spend It” October 20, 2017

Companies That Perform Best Don’t Pay CEOs the Most

Ira Kay is quoted in this article recently published in the Wall Street Journal. The article can be read by clicking on the link. https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-that-perform-best-dont-pay-ceos-the-most-1507194000?shareToken=st19c79a1da3d84bf1a07dd2c56c0c0f86&reflink=article_email_share October 5, 2017

Use of Non-GAAP in CEO Comp Criticized

Ira Kay is quoted in today’s issue of Agenda. The article can be read by clicking on the link. http://agendaweek.com/c/1752013/206203/gaap_comp_criticized?referrer_module=emailBriefing&module_order=0&code=WW5KcFlXNHViR0Z1WlVCd1lYbG5iM1psY201aGJtTmxMbU52YlN3Z01USTRNREV3TWl3Z016STFOek00TlRnMw/ September 29, 2017

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S&P 500 CEO Compensation Increase Trends

CEO pay continues to be a widely debated topic in the media, in the boardroom, and among investors and proxy advisors. As the U.S. was in the heart of the 2008-2009 financial crisis, CEO total direct compensation (TDC; base salary + actual bonus paid + value of long-term incentives [LTI]) dropped for 2 consecutive years. Continue reading

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