Yearly Archives: 2018

Companies used to rarely reveal what they pay rank and file; now they must

May 6, 2018 – The St. Louis Post dispatch recently quoted Eric Marquardt our St. Louis partner regarding executive pay. Click here to be redirected to the article.

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Optimizing the Retention Impact of the Executive Pay Program

Our viewpoint “Optimizing the Retention Impact of the Executive Pay Program” by John Sinkular, Joshua Bright, and Phil Johnson will be re-posted in the May issue of The Corporate Advisor. To be redirected to the Corporate Governance Advisor website to … Continue reading

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Aubrey Bout quoted in Directors and Boards Magazine

The upcoming Directors and Boards issue will feature an article where Managing Partner, Aubrey Bout is quoted. To be redirected to the Directors and Boards website to request a copy of the magazine, click here. April 26, 2018

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CEO Pay As Governed by Compensation Committees: The Model Works!

Last year, two articles in the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review criticized the overall CEO pay model at U.S. companies. The authors of both articles, Robert Pozen and S. P. Kothari, link their criticisms to shortfalls in executive compensation governance (e.g., poor disclosure, misleading metrics, and selecting inappropriate peer groups) that have been allowed and/or encouraged by Board Compensation Committees. In this article, we address these critiques. Continue reading

Comp Metrics Get Realigned with Strategy

Ira Kay is quoted in today’s issue of Agenda. The article can be read by clicking on the link. Agenda Week: “Comp Metrics Get Realigned with Strategy” A subscription to Agenda is required. March 26, 2018

The Elimination of the Performance-Based Requirement Under Section 162(m):

Any changes to long-standing executive pay rules-regardless of whether they concern taxes, accounting, or regulations-raise questions and uncertainty about whether they will lead to wholesale changes in how executive pay is delivered. Continue reading

The Advisors Blog-Long-Term Pay-For-Performance Alignment: A 10-Year Review of CEO PSU Plan Payout Histories

Our viewpoint “Long-Term Pay-For-Performance Alignment: A 10-Year Review of CEO PSU Plan Payout Histories” was re-posted in The Advisors’ Blog. The article can be read by clicking on the link. https://www.compensationstandards.com/member/Blogs/consultant/2018/02/a-10-year-review-of-ceo-psu-plan-payout-histories.html February 28, 2018

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U.K. Companies Must Comply With Gender Pay Gap Reporting

While U.S. companies are addressing the new requirement to report CEO pay ratio statistics to shareholders, U.K. companies are now required to report statistics on the gender pay gap. Such reporting is mandated for no later than April 4, 2018, and the reporting must occur on the company’s public-facing website and submitted directly to the government using its dedicated online reporting service. Such reporting is in direct response to the U.K. Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. Continue reading

Optimizing the Retention Impact of the Executive Pay Program

Talent retention is one of the executive pay program’s most important objectives. In order to minimize situations when retention is an issue with the pay program-rather than one of its characteristics-it is important to ensure the core elements are well designed and operating effectively. A strong pay program foundation includes target pay opportunities at market-competitive levels, incentive plans understood by participants, and payouts commensurate with performance. Continue reading

The Future:Issues After the Publication of the CEO Pay Ratio

As we approach the 2018 proxy season, a key change for companies will be the first publication of the CEO Pay Ratio as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. Companies will begin publishing CEO Pay Ratios in proxy statements in early 2018. Continue reading

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