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.
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.
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.
Performance-based Pay Enriched CFOs in 2017
On the back of stronger revenue and operating income, both finance chiefs and CEOs saw their personal incomes leap by about 10% last year.
CEO Pay Rose by 6% in 2016
It was the biggest gain in compensation for chief executives in three years, Equilar reports.
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.
Total Shareholder Return: How Long Is Long Enough?
Are short-term restricted stock compensation programs missing the mark?
‘No, Our Executives Didn’t Make That Much Money’
Underperforming companies are using new measures of executive compensation to appease proxy readers.
Bank CFO Pay Continues Post-Crisis Ascent
Collectively, CFOs of U.S. banks and thrifts received their fourth straight increase in annual compensation in 2012, according to SNL Financial.
How to Avoid Personal Tax Woes
A collection of gotcha’s, pitfalls, red flags and respectful reminders to help keep executives out of trouble with the IRS over their compensation.