Say on Pay
Shareholder Engagement Disclosures Shot Up in 2018
Appeasing investors with shareholder engagement disclosures was a significant trend this year: Equilar report.
SEC Move Could Lessen Proxy Advisers’ Influence
The commission rescinds guidance that led investment managers to outsource their proxy-voting decisions to proxy advisers.
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.
Boards seek the optimal compensation formula to satisfy all sides in the conflict over executive pay packages.
CEO Pay Rose by 6% in 2016
It was the biggest gain in compensation for chief executives in three years, Equilar reports.
The Growing Importance of Proxies
Aiming to thwart shareholder activism, public companies' proxy statements are presenting shareholders with ever-more information and greater detail.
CEO Pay Ratio Lower than Expected: Mercer
Research suggests the average ratio between CEO compensation and that of a typical worker is closer to 200:1 than the widely reported 300:1.
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.
Pay Ratio Rule Gives Shareholders Better Exec Comp Info
High CEO pay relative to other employees can erode morale, productivity, and loyalty, and thus the bottom line, says an AFL-CIO offical.
Dodd-Frank’s Next Act: Executive Pay
The SEC’s proposed disclosure rules have drawn criticism from proponents and opponents alike.
Shareholder ‘No’ Votes on Directors Rise
Equity holders also appear to be increasingly dissatisfied with executive compensation plans.