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February 16, 2015

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What Will be a Hot Topic in Corporate Governance in 2015? | C-Suite Insight | February 14, 2015

A variety of industry experts, including Semler Brossy's Seamus O'Toole, opine on what will be the most prominent board governance topics for 2015. O’Toole believes goal setting rigor and disclosure will be the “hot” topics for the upcoming proxy season. Other experts highlight board composition, activist investors, and proxy access proposals. Key compensation governance issues include balancing pressure from proxy advisers ISS and Glass Lewis with the unique needs of the company. Read more

Five Questions Directors Should Ask About Restricted Stock | Agenda (subscription required) | February 23, 2015

Semler Brossy’s Mark Emanuel describes the varying roles of different types of equity vehicles in remuneration plans. While Emanuel encourages the use of some performance-based restricted stock, he cautions against using it as the sole form of equity compensation. Emanuel also warns that the use of performance stock is not a 'one-size fits all' approach. For example, mid-level managers beginning to build equity in their companies and employees working in a volatile industry will likely prefer time-based restricted stock. Read more

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