All executive pay articles – Page 2

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    The Ever-Growing CD&A Disclosure Battles


    Image: Proxy season may be winding down now, but expect a long summer of debate about disclosure of executive pay. This week Compliance Week offers a trio of articles about compensation, starting with all the new pressures on Compensation Discussion & Analysis. “There is still a bit of a push-pull, ...

  • Blog

    Survey: Shareholder Pressure Prompts Boards to Rethink Compensation


    Nearly 60 percent of companies say their boards expanded compensation explanations in proxy statements as a result of shareholder feedback, and almost one-third of those boards changed executive compensation plans outright in response to pressure from investors. Those findings come from the National Association of Corporate Directors and respondents to ...

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    Focus on Equity Pay Plans This Proxy Season


    Image: Worry over say-on-pay votes is out this proxy season; all the cool kids will be stressing over equity compensation plans instead. Proxy advisory firms are promising new levels of scrutiny for equity plans. “Companies have to be flexible because there are so many more moving parts to the methodology,” ...

  • Blog

    Senators Demand SEC Action on Pay-Ratio Rule


    A coalition of senators, among them Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), penned a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White demanding that the SEC finalize its long-lingering pay-ratio rule. The rule, requiring public companies to disclose a ratio of CEO pay to that of their ...

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    Making CD&A Disclosure Meaningful


    As compensation committees and securities lawyers gear up for the 2015 proxy season, honing a useful Compensation Discussion & Analysis will be a big part of filing the proxy statement. What are the latest trends in CD&A disclosure? Telling investors how their input has been incorporated into pay decisions, and ...

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    ISS Moving to Score Cards for Equity Plan Evaluations


    Institutional Shareholder Services has proposed substantial changes to its voting policies on equity plans for the 2015 proxy season. Rather than assigning a pass or fail grade, ISS plans to implement a scorecard approach that weights various factors. The move addresses complaints that ISS takes a cookie-cutter approach to evaluating ...