The UK Shareholder Spring - A Taste of Things to Come? By Simon Patterson & Fiona Bravery
The UK has often served as a forward indicator of changes ahead in the U.S. market, from the introduction of performance-based long-term incentives in the mid '90s to its adoption of Say on Pay votes a decade ago. Parliament is now pushing for binding shareholder votes on compensation - is the SEC or Congress likely to follow suit?
This article examines differences in the two countries' investor community and business climate, offering recommendations for how U.S. companies can stay ahead of the curve and avoid pressure for regulators and regulars to impose rigid rules.
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