Goldman’s Nod to Diversity Draws Some Criticism
Might the investment bank's new policy to avoid IPOs of companies without at least one diverse board member not be quite as good as it looks?
Shareholder Engagement Disclosures Shot Up in 2018
Appeasing investors with shareholder engagement disclosures was a significant trend this year: Equilar report.
Board Pay Tops a Quarter Million Dollars
The median annual retainer given to directors increased for the fifth consecutive year, reaching $250,000 in 2017.
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.
Tax Law Ravages Exec Comp Deductions
Loss of deductions for performance-based pay may cost public companies nearly $100 million over three years — but do they care?
Boards seek the optimal compensation formula to satisfy all sides in the conflict over executive pay packages.
Use of TSR as Incentive Pay Metric Flattens Out
Total shareholder return is still the leading metric for calculating long-term compensation, but companies' thinking may be starting to shift.
The Growing Importance of Proxies
Aiming to thwart shareholder activism, public companies' proxy statements are presenting shareholders with ever-more information and greater detail.
Stock Awards: Fewer Shares, More Value
With rising market values, employees are getting more value from equity grants even as the number of shares granted dwindles.
Top CFOs’ Pay Rises 18.7% to $3.4M Since 2011
An Equilar survey finds CFO pay growth at S&P 500 firms outpacing that of CEOs and performance-based equity gaining prominence.
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.