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

Subscribe to Dialogue
Week of
October 10, 2016

Quick Picks

CEO Bonus Payouts Sink Amid Missed Goals | Agenda (subscription required) | October 17, 2016

A new study from Equilar notes that 2015 saw lower cash bonuses paid out to CEOs even though there was a rise in median target payouts. The author postulates that this decrease may have been caused by economic uncertainty as 2015 experienced slower, "revenue, EBIT, and TSR growth." A specialist at Equilar asserts this may be a good thing, as it may indicate that pay for performance models are accomplishing their goals in practice and rewarding for real world performance. Read more

The Best-Performing CEOs in the World | Harvard Business Review (subscription required) | October 11, 2016

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) publishes annually its list of the best-performing CEOs in the world. The ranking methodology evaluates CEOs on the results produced over their entire tenures. According to HBR, 2015 turnover among global CEOs reached a record rate of 17%, which may be one of the drivers behind CEO shortsightedness. However, the rankings show that, on average, the world's 100 best CEOs have been on the job for 17 years and have generated an annual return of 20.2%. Read more

Compensation Trends + Developments

Regulation, Legislation + Governance

From Critics + Commentators