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    1. CEO Evaluations: Providing Feedback that Makes a Difference

      CEO Evaluations: Providing Feedback that Makes a Difference

      As year-end numbers are released and the Board wraps up items concerning the prior year, the task of conducting the CEO’s performance review moves higher on Directors’ to-do lists. The review often is placed on an already jam-packed agenda, resulting in a process that leaves both Directors and the CEO feeling the review was more a formality than an opportunity to provide meaningful feedback.

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    2. What Every Director Should Know about Realizable Pay

      What Every Director Should Know about Realizable Pay

      As Boards seek to maximize shareholder support for Say on Pay votes, they are focusing on how to provide more clarity around how executive compensation outcomes are influenced by changes in company performance.  A key issue is the calculation of equity-based incentives, which account for the bulk of executive pay value today.

      This article discusses the use of realizable pay to provide investors with a more accurate and meaningful assessment of the impact of performance on stock-based incentives than the proxy-reported data. It explains why realizable pay is a more relevant basis for making comparisons with peer companies, particularly in ...

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    3. The UK Shareholder Spring - A Taste of Things to Come? By Simon Patterson & Fiona Bravery

      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.

      If you are having trouble ...

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    4. Top Five Executive Compensation Decisions for Emerging Companies By Shekhar Purohit & Jim Heim

      Top Five Executive Compensation Decisions for Emerging Companies By Shekhar Purohit & Jim Heim

      Organizations that succeed in attracting, retaining and motivating high-performing executives with the specific skills needed will have a clear competitive advantage in public markets. This is especially critical for emerging companies, who face unique strategic objectives, challenges and strengths at successive stages of growth that should serve as the foundation for executive pay decision-making.

      This article offers a detailed guide to effectively approaching critical executive pay decision points at each stage of their development, from bootstrapping, professional investment and market validation through to pre- and post-IPO:

      • Developing a Compensation Philosophy
      • Designing Short-term Incentives
      • Designing Long-term Incentives
      • Securing Executive Talent through ...
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    5. Top 10 Compensation Committee Agenda Items for 2012

      Top 10 Compensation Committee Agenda Items for 2012

      Historically, scrutiny and criticism of executive compensation practices have tended to subside in the wake of more positive economic news.  However, the current economic recovery is shaping up very differently.  The consequences of Say on Pay, coupled wth the ongoing evolution of proxy disclosure requirements and the increasing influence of proxy advisory services, will generate a sustained level of public interest in all aspects of executive pay.  The linkage between the level of rewards being provided to executives and the long-term value attained by shareholders will be of particular interest.

       

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    6. PM&P On Point: 2012 Board Pay and Governance Practices Survey

      PM&P On Point: 2012 Board Pay and Governance Practices Survey

      PM&P On Point: 2012 Board Pay and Governance Practices Survey is designed to provide needed insight to how Directors think about their own compensation programs and governance. It covers a range of issues related to the recruitment of new members and the structuring of pay practices that increasingly are perceived as equal in importance to decisions around the level of Board pay.

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    7. SEC Finalizes Rules for Compensation Committee and Adviser Independence New Standards Cover Any Director with Oversight of Executive Pay

      SEC Finalizes Rules for Compensation Committee and Adviser Independence New Standards Cover Any Director with Oversight of Executive Pay

      By: Pearl Meyer

      This Alert discusses the SEC's newest Board governance standards and how they compare to the agency's earlier proposal. It explains the next step in the regulatory process, which will require each of the Stock Exchanges to develop detailed rules for their listed companies concerning the independence of Compensation Committees and their advisers, and what companies should be doing now to prepare. 

       Also included is a detailed timeline for scheduled implementation of all Dodd-Frank's compensation-related provisions, including these newest standards in four key areas:

       

      • Compensation Committee Independence
      • Compensation Committee Adviser Retention, Oversight and Funding
      • Compensation ...
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