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The latest reporting, opinion and research on executive compensation. We don’t necessarily agree with it all, but we provide it here for consideration.

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August 15, 2016

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Executive Compensation: What Worked? | University of California, Los Angeles | August 18, 2016

Steven Bank of the UCLA School of Law seeks to identify the causes behind the relatively low CEO pay ratios of the 1940s-1960s versus their comparatively large counterparts today. Bank puts forth three external variables that he claims contributed to limiting pay in the past: union power, differences in the market for managerial talent, and mid-century social norms. Read more

ISS Sees Improvement in Pay for Performance | Agenda (subscription required) | August 22, 2016

So far in 2016, ISS has attributed only 7.3% of its "against" recommendations to problems with pay for performance, down from 12.6% in 2012. The article suggests this trend may demonstrate that boards and compensation committees are getting better at setting effective incentive targets. Read more

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