CEO Stock Options Drive Income Smoothing
Smoothing tends to serve a good purpose where the CEO's pay mix leans toward stock grants, but not where option grants predominate, a new study finds.
Female Pay Discount Doesn’t Go to the Very Top
At large companies, male CFOs tend to earn more money than their female counterparts. The opposite is true for chief executives.
Proposals to Separate Joint CEO-Board Chair Roles Go Nowhere
Each year dozens of shareholder proposals seek to quash potential conflicts of interest by calling for an independent chair. But they hardly ever pass.
To Make More Money, CEOs Harm Company Value
Quarters when CEO equity awards vest coincide with corporate actions that pump up stock prices briefly while damaging the company's long-term value.
CEO Pay Rose by 6% in 2016
It was the biggest gain in compensation for chief executives in three years, Equilar reports.
High CEO Pay Is Bad for Investors and Companies
At its worst, high pay may incentivize wrongdoing by executives to meet performance benchmarks, the AFL-CIO contends.
CEO Pay Ratio: Tricky to Calculate, Communicate
Companies can expect a lot of questions from employees when the requirement to disclose the ratio takes effect in 2018.
Companies With “Insider” Chairperson Pay CEOs 42% More
In addition, S&P 500 CEOs who held both the chairperson and CEO slots were paid 29% more on average, says Institutional Shareholder Services.