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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2015 Proxy Season Wrap-Up | ProxyPulse (download) | August 26, 2015

A PwC Center for Board Governance and Broadridge Financial Solutions study of the 2015 proxy season highlights the significant increase in proxy access proposals so far. Additionally, the joint study of 4,280 companies that have held annual shareholder meetings since January 1, 2015 shows that Say on Pay support improved slightly year-over-year and that just over 5% of directors have failed to receive more than 70% shareholder support. The remaining analysis looks at share ownership, retail voting participation and director communication with investors. Read more

Equity-Based Pay Continues To Push Increases in Outside Director Pay | ValueWalk | August 29, 2015

A recent Towers Watson study on director pay shows that the median total director compensation rose 4% compared to last year. The increase was driven by an increase in stock compensation; median equity grants grew 7%, while median cash stayed flat. The study also found that Compensation Committee member retainers increased, reflecting amplified responsibilities coming out of the Dodd-Frank Act. Median Compensation Committee retainers have equaled those of the Audit Committee for the last three years, compared to 25% below Audit Committee retainers in 2010. Read more

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