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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September 19, 2016

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Wells Fargo Claws Back Millions From CEO After Scandal | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) | September 27, 2016

Wells Fargo’s board moved to rescind $41 million in unvested equity from its CEO and $19 million in unvested equity from the former head of community-banking. Wells Fargo has a fairly broad clawback policy, allowing the board to claw back pay if employees engage in conduct that does reputational harm to the bank, or if they negligently fail to manage risk, including in a supervisory role. These developments further the debate surrounding new regulations on banker pay and clawbacks that were proposed earlier this year. Read more

2016 Global Board of Directors Survey | Spencer Stuart and WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (download) | September 22, 2016

A new survey from Spencer Stuart and the WCD Foundation with over 4,000 responses from directors around the world reveals the risks, concerns, and opinions currently dominating the corporate boardroom. Among insights shared in the study, companies cite the regulatory environment as their top concern followed by attracting and retaining top talent, and global competitive threats. The survey also highlights the relative difference between the male and female director responses on topics such as diversity, cybersecurity, and term limits. Read more

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