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Week of March 11, 2019
New Video
Mark Emanuel and Barry Sullivan discuss short-termism in “Share buybacks: help or hinder?”
The Sweet Spot for Performance Payouts
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Nearly half of executives' annual bonuses pay out in a 'sweet spot' between 80% and 120% of target, according to a study of Fortune 100 companies between 2015-2017. Even so, the article states that setting rigorous yet attainable goals continues to be a perennial issue for Compensation Committees,... Read more
The Conventional Wisdom About Stock Buybacks Is Wrong
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A recent article suggests that investors may not benefit as much from buybacks as often assumed. The article claims that executives and not shareholders are the chief beneficiaries of accelerated stock repurchasing activity, because the total number of shares outstanding at S&P 500 companies has... Read more

Compensation Trends + Developments

The Sweet Spot for Performance Payouts
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Director Compensation: ISS Policy Reminder
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2019 Compensation Insights: An Interview with ISS U.S. Compensation Team
New Metrics in Pay Plans and the Money to Be Lost
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Regulation, Legislation + Governance

Limits on Wall Street Pay Are Back on Regulators' Agenda
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An Early Look at 2019 U.S. Shareholder Proposals
Independent Directors: New Class of 2018
Female Pay Ratios No Clues to Promotions
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