Farient Advisors, an independent executive compensation and performance consulting firm, this week announced the launch of the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Network (GECN), with Farient as the founding member representing the United States.

The GECN brings together a select group of independent advisory firms specializing in the compensation and governance challenges that are faced by companies and other institutions, both globally and within their respective markets. The alliance includes firms in 10 offices, including New York and Los Angeles in the United States; London, Zurich, and Geneva in Europe; Beijing, Shanghai, and Singapore in Asia; and Melbourne and Sydney in Australia.

Through the network, GECN clients will have access to senior advisors in multiple locations who can provide best-in-class advice on their respective markets in order to address the complex compensation, tax and regulatory landscape. “With our GECN partners, we can deliver seamless, global coverage and thought leadership to meet...corporations’ cross-border interests more effectively," said Farient Advisors CEO Robin Ferracone.

Together, Farient and the GECN support global clients on executive pay and performance in more than 30 countries, bringing together the broad experience and deep technical knowledge companies need in light of growing demands from shareholders.