Compensation Committee

 

ISS Releases 2015 Policy Update: First Look At The Equity Plan Scorecard

November 19, 2014

from Steven Hall & Partners ISS recently released its final policy guidelines for the 2015 proxy season.  As announced in the draft rules published last month, ISS is adopting an Equity Plan Scorecard model (“EPSC”) that considers a range of positive and negative factors, rather than a series of “pass” or “fail” tests, to evaluate equity…

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Compensation for U.S. Corporate Directors Increased in 2013

October 6, 2014

from Towers Watson  Total pay for outside directors at the nation’s largest corporations increased by 6% in 2013, fueled by higher stock-based compensation, according to a new analysis by global professional services company Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW). The study also found that cash compensation remained flat for the first time since 2007, when proxy…

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Dodd-Frank’s Pay Versus Performance Disclosure Requirement: What We Can Expect in Rule Timing and Content

September 19, 2014

by Bob Romanchek and Tony Meyer, Meridian Compensation Partners Background On September 18, 2013, over three years after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) was enacted, the Securities and Exchange Commission (”SEC”) completed one of four executive compensation-related requirements by releasing a proposed rule on Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) pay compared to…

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Incentive Design for Compensation Committee Members

September 19, 2014

By Matt Ward and Paul McConnell, Board Advisory LLC Board members bring a wealth of talent and experience to the companies they serve, but often have no practical exposure to the basic building blocks of effective compensation design. Before committee members jump into aligning incentives with company strategy, discussing best practices, or considering accounting and…

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Back to the Future: SEC Proxy Disclosure Reform (Again)

September 19, 2014

from Meridian Compensation Partners In a speech at the 41st Annual Securities Regulation Institute on January 27, 2014, Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Chair Mary Jo White stated that the SEC is reconsidering proxy disclosure requirements and is seeking comments from the public. Specifically, Chair White stated that “we should rethink not only the type…

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2014 Proxy Season Review: Good Marks for Most U.S. Companies, but No Room for Complacency

September 19, 2014

from Towers Watson Say-on-pay results from 2014 annual meetings reveal that, after four years of mandatory say on pay, most U.S. companies are achieving consistently strong shareholder support for their executive pay programs. While that may not be surprising following a year in which both the S&P 500 and Russell 3000 logged annual returns over…

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Executive Compensation: A 2013 Opinion Survey of Compensation Committee Members

November 5, 2013

from Corporate Board Member and Pay Governance NYSE Governance Services, Corporate Board Member and Pay Governance LLC collaborated in the fall of 2013 to survey the opinions of compensation committee members at U.S. publicly traded companies to tap into their views regarding the state of executive pay. Specifically, the survey sought to ascertain what compensation…

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Corporate Directors, Institutional Investors Remain Divided Over Current State of Executive Pay

January 21, 2013

from Towers Watson and Alliance Advisors While agreeing that the U.S. executive pay model has improved over the past five years, corporate directors and institutional investors remain divided over several key aspects, including the impact of say-on-pay voting, according to a new survey by global professional services company Towers Watson and Alliance Advisors, a proxy…

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