ESG Targets Gain Foothold in Exec Comp Plans
But compensation committees still struggle to determine which metrics drive the right behaviors and which merely pad executive pay.
GE Shareholders Reject Pay Plan for CEO Culp
“We need GE to invest in America, not just one top executive. We are glad that shareholders are starting to see it the same way.”
Airlines Accept Terms for Virus Relief Grants
In exchange for accepting the funds, carriers have agreed to prohibitions on stock buybacks and layoffs, and limits on executive pay.
To Make More Money, Find a New Job
Last year was a banner one, pay-wise, for executives who switched employers, but still a less-lucrative one than job-hoppers enjoyed a few years back.
Performance-Based Pay Comes Under Fire
The Council of Institutional Investors and prominent compensation consultant Farient Advisors both question the wisdom of awarding performance shares.
A Creative Way to Reduce Execs’ Taxes on Equity Pay
Law firm promotes a method for corporations to structure restricted stock awards so they are taxed at capital gains rates rather than ordinary income.
Investor Group Petitions for Better Exec Comp Disclosure
The investors want companies to better explain in proxies their use of non-GAAP metrics for determining executive compensation.
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.
Don’t Base Exec Bonuses on Subjective Criteria
While a quarter of S&P 500 companies base CEO bonuses partly on qualitative factors, research shows that's not a good idea.
Could High-Riding Netflix Be In for a Fall?
Changes in executive pay, the departure of its CFO, and almost $30 billion of cash obligations may be warning signs for Netflix's valuation outlook.
Lesson from Nissan: Go the Extra Mile
When it comes to executive compensation reporting, err on the side of over-disclosure.