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Week of May 27, 2019
New Video
Mark Emanuel and Barry Sullivan discuss short-termism in “Share buybacks: help or hinder?”
Trends in Director Equity Compensation This Proxy Season
A study of 100 of this proxy season's equity plans claims to find that nearly 75% of plans include director-specific limits on annual equity grants. Among these companies, over half also disclose a cap on total director pay, according to the article. The authors suggest that the prevalence of... Read more
Seven Venial Sins of Executive Compensation
A recent article discusses seven executive compensation areas facing increasing scrutiny by institutional investors. One area of scrutiny is for compensation programs with a heavy focus on shareholder returns, which the article claims can distract management teams from other strategic priorities.... Read more

Compensation Trends + Developments

Companies Boost Pay for Board Leaders
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CEO Pay: When Investors Say "Nay" on Spiraling Packages
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It's Never Been Easier to Be a CEO, and the Pay Keeps Rising
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Regulation, Legislation + Governance

Replace Your Employment Agreements with a Single Severance Plan?
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EVA, Not EBITDA: A Better Measure of Investment Value

From Critics + Commentators

Seven Venial Sins of Executive Compensation
Executive Compensation: Is It Corrupted?
Plan Design Laid Bare!