Category: Say on Pay

Why CEOs Aren’t Overpaid

While CEO pay has been a hot topic for many years, it has come back into the spotlight after the House of Representatives recently voted to repeal the Dodd-Frank legislation. Critics are complaining that transparency is necessary to lower CEO pay, but we are sharing this Fortune article that shows the majority of CEOs really… Read more »

Only 7 Say-on-Pay Failures So Far

The Say-on-Pay failure rate is the lowest it’s been since voting began in 2011. According to this Semler Brossy chart, the failure rate is at 0.6%, and only seven Russell 3000 companies have failed thus far in 2017.

New Revenue Recognition Standard’s Impact on Compensation

There’s a new revenue recognition standard that could affect compensation and bonus plans. These plans are made over many years, and the ways of measuring and the timing of recognition of revenue change. Determining compensation incentives that reward real growth will require serious reconsideration. Companies will need to reexamine definitions, calculations, and targets in incentive… Read more »

Media Bias in CEO Pay

On March 13, 2017, Fortune.com published an article comparing compensation of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s CEO, and her replacement, Thomas J. McInerney. This article, titled “Yahoo’s new Male CEO Will Make Double Marissa Mayer’s Salary,” reports limited information and draws erroneous conclusions to support their discussion of the gender wage gap. Our article provides a comparison… Read more »

MAY L-BLAST: Media Bias in CEO Pay | Top 10 Compensation Hot Topics | Court Questions Accelerated Vesting of Equity Compensation

In this month’s edition of the L-Blast, we have a very interesting original L&A article for you about media bias in CEO compensation. It references an article from Fortune.com that draws erroneous conclusions to support their discussion of the gender pay gap between Yahoo’s present and previous CEOs. It provides a comparison on both CEO’s… Read more »

Incentive Plan Goal Setting

One of the biggest issues facing boards today is setting goals for incentive plans. How do companies find that balance between motivating executives, aligning with the company’s strategic goals, and satisfying shareholders? This article by ClearBridge analyzed the goals for annual incentives & long-term incentives set by 100 S&P 500 companies to help answer this… Read more »

ConocoPhillips Investors Reject Executive Pay Plan

Say On Pay (SOP) is back in the news—and this time in a BIG WAY! Three big energy companies—Exxon, Conoco and BP—just had shareholders reject their pay packages. At L&A this was a surprise since all 3 companies have excellent boards; excellent leadership and what we would have assumed, great shareholder outreach. This article by… Read more »

Here’s Why Executive Pay Gets a Bum Rap

We found this article and thought our readers might be interested in why executive pay gets a bad rap. The media typically looks at a total compensation number and reports it without the appropriate context, so it’s easy to understand why executive pay is often misrepresented; and politics and optics mostly amplify this misunderstanding. However, when people… Read more »

The “Buy Side” View on CEO Pay

This article is about executive compensation being highly controversial with most Americans feeling that CEO compensation among large publicly traded corporations is a problem. This article goes in depth to discuss how executive compensation practices have changed in the recent years, metrics to link management pay to company performance as well as many other comparisons.

Return on Capital Grows in Popularity in LTI Plans

We came across a recent report that we thought would be interesting to our readers. With the debate growing on whether or not TSR measures are the best approach for performance-based long-term incentives, this study highlights and discusses some other metric alternatives and their real-time market practice. Check out Return on Capital Grows in Popularity in LTI… Read more »