CAPflash http://www.capartners.com Our Thoughts: CAPflash All rights reserved to Compensation Advisory Partners CGFeedMaker 1.0.16 on CMS Made Simple adam@lousch.net ( ) WorldatWork 2017 Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition http://www.capartners.com/news/335/15/WorldatWork-2017-Total-Rewards-Conference-Exhibition Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/335/15/WorldatWork-2017-Total-Rewards-Conference-Exhibition WorldatWork 2017 Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition http://www.capartners.com/news/334/15/WorldatWork-2017-Total-Rewards-Conference-Exhibition Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/334/15/WorldatWork-2017-Total-Rewards-Conference-Exhibition Equilar and NASDAQ Compensation Committee Forum http://www.capartners.com/news/333/15/Equilar-and-NASDAQ-Compensation-Committee-Forum Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/333/15/Equilar-and-NASDAQ-Compensation-Committee-Forum How to Lose Millions and Still Get Your Bonus http://www.capartners.com/news/332/15/How-to-Lose-Millions-and-Still-Get-Your-Bonus Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:53:40 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/332/15/How-to-Lose-Millions-and-Still-Get-Your-Bonus CEO Pay for Performance Expected to Rise http://www.capartners.com/news/331/15/CEO-Pay-for-Performance-Expected-to-Rise Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:56:59 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/331/15/CEO-Pay-for-Performance-Expected-to-Rise CEOs Widen Income Gap Over Staff as Survey Shows 5.5% Pay Jump http://www.capartners.com/news/330/15/CEOs-Widen-Income-Gap-Over-Staff-as-Survey-Shows-5-5-Pay-Jump Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:04:10 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/330/15/CEOs-Widen-Income-Gap-Over-Staff-as-Survey-Shows-5-5-Pay-Jump 2017 Proxy Season - Early Trends: 2016 performance generally flat with CEO pay up modestly http://www.capartners.com/news/329/15/2017-Proxy-Season-Early-Trends-2016-performance-generally-flat-with-CEO-pay-up-modestly Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/329/15/2017-Proxy-Season-Early-Trends-2016-performance-generally-flat-with-CEO-pay-up-modestly SEC Public Statement on “Reconsideration of Pay Ratio Rule Implementation” http://www.capartners.com/news/327/15/SEC-Public-Statement-on-Reconsideration-of-Pay-Ratio-Rule-Implementation Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:32:30 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/327/15/SEC-Public-Statement-on-Reconsideration-of-Pay-Ratio-Rule-Implementation Executive Order entitled “Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System” http://www.capartners.com/news/328/15/Executive-Order-entitled-Core-Principles-for-Regulating-the-United-States-Financial-System Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:00:14 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/328/15/Executive-Order-entitled-Core-Principles-for-Regulating-the-United-States-Financial-System Executive Order entitled “Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System” http://www.capartners.com/news/326/15/Executive-Order-entitled-Core-Principles-for-Regulating-the-United-States-Financial-System Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:06:46 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/326/15/Executive-Order-entitled-Core-Principles-for-Regulating-the-United-States-Financial-System New Mnuchin Pay Disclosure Shows a $5.6 Million Payout http://www.capartners.com/news/325/15/New-Mnuchin-Pay-Disclosure-Shows-a-5-6-Million-Payout Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:26:59 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/325/15/New-Mnuchin-Pay-Disclosure-Shows-a-5-6-Million-Payout Say on Pay Vote Results in the S&P 500 http://www.capartners.com/news/45/15/Say-on-Pay-Vote-Results-in-the-S-P-500 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/45/15/Say-on-Pay-Vote-Results-in-the-S-P-500 Annual Incentive Plans – Payouts and Performance Alignment http://www.capartners.com/news/324/15/Annual-Incentive-Plans-Payouts-and-Performance-Alignment Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:31:41 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/324/15/Annual-Incentive-Plans-Payouts-and-Performance-Alignment Executive Compensation Issues in a Spin-off http://www.capartners.com/news/323/15/Executive-Compensation-Issues-in-a-Spin-off Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:05:21 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/323/15/Executive-Compensation-Issues-in-a-Spin-off Disclosure, Incentives, Activists Top Governance Agenda for 2017 http://www.capartners.com/news/322/15/Disclosure-Incentives-Activists-Top-Governance-Agenda-for-2017 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:13:04 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/322/15/Disclosure-Incentives-Activists-Top-Governance-Agenda-for-2017 2015/2016 CAP 100 Company Research http://www.capartners.com/news/320/15/2015-2016-CAP-100-Company-Research Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:24:05 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/320/15/2015-2016-CAP-100-Company-Research Four Things to Think About When Setting Goals in the Current Political Environment http://www.capartners.com/news/319/15/Four-Things-to-Think-About-When-Setting-Goals-in-the-Current-Political-Environment Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/319/15/Four-Things-to-Think-About-When-Setting-Goals-in-the-Current-Political-Environment Institutional Shareholder Voting Practices for Say on Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/317/15/Institutional-Shareholder-Voting-Practices-for-Say-on-Pay Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:57:23 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/317/15/Institutional-Shareholder-Voting-Practices-for-Say-on-Pay ISS Announces Methodology Updates to the Pay-for-Performance Assessment Beginning in 2017 http://www.capartners.com/news/318/15/ISS-Announces-Methodology-Updates-to-the-Pay-for-Performance-Assessment-Beginning-in-2017 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 14:13:42 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/318/15/ISS-Announces-Methodology-Updates-to-the-Pay-for-Performance-Assessment-Beginning-in-2017 Pay Ratio Revisited: CEO vs. COO, CFO, & General Counsel http://www.capartners.com/news/316/15/Pay-Ratio-Revisited-CEO-vs-COO-CFO-General-Counsel Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:31:03 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/316/15/Pay-Ratio-Revisited-CEO-vs-COO-CFO-General-Counsel 2015 Director Compensation: Pay is Up and Limits are More Common http://www.capartners.com/news/315/15/2015-Director-Compensation-Pay-is-Up-and-Limits-are-More-Common Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:42:08 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/315/15/2015-Director-Compensation-Pay-is-Up-and-Limits-are-More-Common Release of ISS’ 2016-2017 Policy Survey Results http://www.capartners.com/news/312/15/Release-of-ISS-2016-2017-Policy-Survey-Results Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/312/15/Release-of-ISS-2016-2017-Policy-Survey-Results Pay Ratio Disclosure: A Practical Guide to Implementation http://www.capartners.com/news/307/15/Pay-Ratio-Disclosure-A-Practical-Guide-to-Implementation Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:37:17 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/307/15/Pay-Ratio-Disclosure-A-Practical-Guide-to-Implementation Wells Fargo Scandal Hurts Wall Street’s Bonus Rule Battle http://www.capartners.com/news/311/15/Wells-Fargo-Scandal-Hurts-Wall-Street-s-Bonus-Rule-Battle Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:54:37 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/311/15/Wells-Fargo-Scandal-Hurts-Wall-Street-s-Bonus-Rule-Battle Finance Compensation on the Rise http://www.capartners.com/news/310/15/Finance-Compensation-on-the-Rise Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:53:18 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/310/15/Finance-Compensation-on-the-Rise Is There Such a Thing as the “Right” Performance Measure? http://www.capartners.com/news/308/15/Is-There-Such-a-Thing-as-the-Right-Performance-Measure Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:08:45 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/308/15/Is-There-Such-a-Thing-as-the-Right-Performance-Measure Pay Trends: Spotlight on Chief Financial Officers – 2016 Update http://www.capartners.com/news/302/15/Pay-Trends-Spotlight-on-Chief-Financial-Officers-2016-Update Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:17:50 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/302/15/Pay-Trends-Spotlight-on-Chief-Financial-Officers-2016-Update We’re Paying CEOs All Wrong http://www.capartners.com/news/301/15/We-re-Paying-CEOs-All-Wrong Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:54:07 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/301/15/We-re-Paying-CEOs-All-Wrong CEOs Take Voluntary Pay Cuts After Missed Goals http://www.capartners.com/news/300/15/CEOs-Take-Voluntary-Pay-Cuts-After-Missed-Goals Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:45:33 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/300/15/CEOs-Take-Voluntary-Pay-Cuts-After-Missed-Goals 2015/2016 Industry Report: Pharmaceuticals http://www.capartners.com/news/299/15/2015-2016-Industry-Report-Pharmaceuticals Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/299/15/2015-2016-Industry-Report-Pharmaceuticals SEC Comment Letter on Proposed Rules for Section 956(e) of the Dodd-Frank Act http://www.capartners.com/news/298/15/SEC-Comment-Letter-on-Proposed-Rules-for-Section-956-e-of-the-Dodd-Frank-Act Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:09:22 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/298/15/SEC-Comment-Letter-on-Proposed-Rules-for-Section-956-e-of-the-Dodd-Frank-Act Planning Above and Beyond Pay Ratio Disclosure http://www.capartners.com/news/309/15/Planning-Above-and-Beyond-Pay-Ratio-Disclosure Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:15:43 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/309/15/Planning-Above-and-Beyond-Pay-Ratio-Disclosure Performance for Executive Bonus Plans http://www.capartners.com/news/296/15/Performance-for-Executive-Bonus-Plans Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:04:28 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/296/15/Performance-for-Executive-Bonus-Plans Planning Above and Beyond Pay Ratio Disclosure http://www.capartners.com/news/297/15/Planning-Above-and-Beyond-Pay-Ratio-Disclosure Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:56:40 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/297/15/Planning-Above-and-Beyond-Pay-Ratio-Disclosure Approaches to Equity Grants During Periods of Stock Price Volatility http://www.capartners.com/news/293/15/Approaches-to-Equity-Grants-During-Periods-of-Stock-Price-Volatility Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:28:15 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/293/15/Approaches-to-Equity-Grants-During-Periods-of-Stock-Price-Volatility 2015/2016 Industry Report: Consumer Products http://www.capartners.com/news/292/15/2015-2016-Industry-Report-Consumer-Products Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:41:42 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/292/15/2015-2016-Industry-Report-Consumer-Products 7 Characteristics of Highly Effective Compensation Committees http://www.capartners.com/news/291/15/7-Characteristics-of-Highly-Effective-Compensation-Committees Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:07:46 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/291/15/7-Characteristics-of-Highly-Effective-Compensation-Committees Current Trends for Compensation Committees http://www.capartners.com/news/290/15/Current-Trends-for-Compensation-Committees Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:58:07 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/290/15/Current-Trends-for-Compensation-Committees 2015/2016 Industry Report: Insurance http://www.capartners.com/news/289/15/2015-2016-Industry-Report-Insurance Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:23:41 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/289/15/2015-2016-Industry-Report-Insurance 2015/2016 Industry Report: Financial Services http://www.capartners.com/news/288/15/2015-2016-Industry-Report-Financial-Services Fri, 17 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/288/15/2015-2016-Industry-Report-Financial-Services Considerations for Compensation of Separate Board Chairman http://www.capartners.com/news/282/15/Considerations-for-Compensation-of-Separate-Board-Chairman Wed, 25 May 2016 17:09:49 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/282/15/Considerations-for-Compensation-of-Separate-Board-Chairman Goldman’s Compensation Plan Draws Record Shareholder Opposition http://www.capartners.com/news/285/15/Goldman-s-Compensation-Plan-Draws-Record-Shareholder-Opposition Fri, 20 May 2016 10:13:43 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/285/15/Goldman-s-Compensation-Plan-Draws-Record-Shareholder-Opposition Executive Compensation: Transition from Private to Public http://www.capartners.com/news/281/15/Executive-Compensation-Transition-from-Private-to-Public Mon, 09 May 2016 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/281/15/Executive-Compensation-Transition-from-Private-to-Public Will the U.S. Delay Your Bonus Several Years? Here's How to Tell http://www.capartners.com/news/280/15/Will-the-U-S-Delay-Your-Bonus-Several-Years-Here-s-How-to-Tell Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:17:51 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/280/15/Will-the-U-S-Delay-Your-Bonus-Several-Years-Here-s-How-to-Tell Bank Pay Rules in U.S. Seen Boosting Salaries, Slowing Hires http://www.capartners.com/news/279/15/Bank-Pay-Rules-in-U-S-Seen-Boosting-Salaries-Slowing-Hires Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:04:19 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/279/15/Bank-Pay-Rules-in-U-S-Seen-Boosting-Salaries-Slowing-Hires How Activist Investors Influence Compensation Program Design http://www.capartners.com/news/278/15/How-Activist-Investors-Influence-Compensation-Program-Design Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:19:47 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/278/15/How-Activist-Investors-Influence-Compensation-Program-Design Incentive Compensation Arrangements Among Covered Financial Institutions: Section 956 of the Dodd-Frank Act http://www.capartners.com/news/277/15/Incentive-Compensation-Arrangements-Among-Covered-Financial-Institutions-Section-956-of-the-Dodd-Frank-Act Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:38:55 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/277/15/Incentive-Compensation-Arrangements-Among-Covered-Financial-Institutions-Section-956-of-the-Dodd-Frank-Act 2016 Proxy Season - Early Trends: 2015 CEO pay increased despite lower annual incentive payouts http://www.capartners.com/news/272/15/2016-Proxy-Season-Early-Trends-2015-CEO-pay-increased-despite-lower-annual-incentive-payouts Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:58:46 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/272/15/2016-Proxy-Season-Early-Trends-2015-CEO-pay-increased-despite-lower-annual-incentive-payouts Selected CEO Perks Maintain Popularity http://www.capartners.com/news/271/15/Selected-CEO-Perks-Maintain-Popularity Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/271/15/Selected-CEO-Perks-Maintain-Popularity BlackRock’s CEO Looks to Refocus Companies on the Long-term http://www.capartners.com/news/270/15/BlackRock-s-CEO-Looks-to-Refocus-Companies-on-the-Long-term Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, issued a letter to the chief executive officers of the S&P 500 challenging each to disclose a strategic framework for long-term value creation that has been reviewed and approved by their board. The strategic... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:57:48 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/270/15/BlackRock-s-CEO-Looks-to-Refocus-Companies-on-the-Long-term 2015 Proxy Season – Changing Practices in Executive Compensation: Annual Incentive Plan Design http://www.capartners.com/news/269/15/2015-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Annual-Incentive-Plan-Design Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) reviewed 2015 proxy disclosures at a sample of 100 companies among the Fortune 500 representing nine industry groups. Industry groups included: Automotive, Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Retail, and Technology. For the... Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:00:37 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/269/15/2015-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Annual-Incentive-Plan-Design Activists Prey on TSR Woes http://www.capartners.com/news/267/15/Activists-Prey-on-TSR-Woes Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:02:27 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/267/15/Activists-Prey-on-TSR-Woes Comp Committees Urged to Reconsider TSR http://www.capartners.com/news/268/15/Comp-Committees-Urged-to-Reconsider-TSR Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:04:27 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/268/15/Comp-Committees-Urged-to-Reconsider-TSR 2015 – Activist Investors and Executive Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/262/15/2015-Activist-Investors-and-Executive-Pay Shareholders can voice their support for, or concerns with, a company’s executive compensation program through a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation, commonly referred to as “Say on Pay”. One shortcoming of Say on Pay is it does not allow... Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:33:39 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/262/15/2015-Activist-Investors-and-Executive-Pay Balancing pay for performance with shareholder alignment http://www.capartners.com/news/261/15/Balancing-pay-for-performance-with-shareholder-alignment Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:13:03 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/261/15/Balancing-pay-for-performance-with-shareholder-alignment Incentive Plans: Goal Setting and Responsible Payout Patterns http://www.capartners.com/news/260/15/Incentive-Plans-Goal-Setting-and-Responsible-Payout-Patterns Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:52:18 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/260/15/Incentive-Plans-Goal-Setting-and-Responsible-Payout-Patterns ISS Releases 2016 U.S. Policy Updates http://www.capartners.com/news/257/15/ISS-Releases-2016-U-S-Policy-Updates Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:59:21 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/257/15/ISS-Releases-2016-U-S-Policy-Updates 2014-15 Director Compensation Analysis: Trends Among 100 Largest Companies http://www.capartners.com/news/256/15/2014-15-Director-Compensation-Analysis-Trends-Among-100-Largest-Companies Each year CAP analyzes non-employee director compensation programs among the 100 largest companies, based on annual revenue. These firms are viewed as trend-setting organizations. Below is a summary of trends – for pay levels and pay practices – based on... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:05:24 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/256/15/2014-15-Director-Compensation-Analysis-Trends-Among-100-Largest-Companies CEO and CFO Perquisite Trends http://www.capartners.com/news/255/15/CEO-and-CFO-Perquisite-Trends Mon, 02 Nov 2015 09:00:38 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/255/15/CEO-and-CFO-Perquisite-Trends TSR in Comp Has Little Benefit for Investors, Research Claims http://www.capartners.com/news/253/15/TSR-in-Comp-Has-Little-Benefit-for-Investors-Research-Claims Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:14:56 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/253/15/TSR-in-Comp-Has-Little-Benefit-for-Investors-Research-Claims SEC Comment Letter on Proposed Rules for Clawbacks http://www.capartners.com/news/250/15/SEC-Comment-Letter-on-Proposed-Rules-for-Clawbacks Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:14:59 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/250/15/SEC-Comment-Letter-on-Proposed-Rules-for-Clawbacks Total Shareholder Return: How Long Is Long Enough? http://www.capartners.com/news/249/15/Total-Shareholder-Return-How-Long-Is-Long-Enough Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:01:22 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/249/15/Total-Shareholder-Return-How-Long-Is-Long-Enough Currency Swings Affect Exec Comp Plans http://www.capartners.com/news/246/15/Currency-Swings-Affect-Exec-Comp-Plans Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:34:56 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/246/15/Currency-Swings-Affect-Exec-Comp-Plans Break out of the 'Norm' of LTI Design Sample Designs from Innovative Companies http://www.capartners.com/news/245/15/Break-out-of-the-Norm-of-LTI-Design-Sample-Designs-from-Innovative-Companies Sat, 15 Aug 2015 13:33:21 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/245/15/Break-out-of-the-Norm-of-LTI-Design-Sample-Designs-from-Innovative-Companies SEC Finalizes Pay Ratio Rules http://www.capartners.com/news/244/15/SEC-Finalizes-Pay-Ratio-Rules Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:58:18 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/244/15/SEC-Finalizes-Pay-Ratio-Rules America’s Largest Financial Services Companies: Comparative Pay Levels and Trends http://www.capartners.com/news/239/15/America-s-Largest-Financial-Services-Companies-Comparative-Pay-Levels-and-Trends Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/239/15/America-s-Largest-Financial-Services-Companies-Comparative-Pay-Levels-and-Trends SEC Proposal Requiring Adoption of Clawback Policies on Executive Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/238/15/SEC-Proposal-Requiring-Adoption-of-Clawback-Policies-on-Executive-Compensation Mon, 13 Jul 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/238/15/SEC-Proposal-Requiring-Adoption-of-Clawback-Policies-on-Executive-Compensation CFOs Outpace CEOs in Pay Gains — Sort Of http://www.capartners.com/news/241/15/CFOs-Outpace-CEOs-in-Pay-Gains-Sort-Of Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:42:08 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/241/15/CFOs-Outpace-CEOs-in-Pay-Gains-Sort-Of Pay Trends: Spotlight on Chief Financial Officers – 2015 Update http://www.capartners.com/news/237/15/Pay-Trends-Spotlight-on-Chief-Financial-Officers-2015-Update Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/237/15/Pay-Trends-Spotlight-on-Chief-Financial-Officers-2015-Update CFOs Got Better Salary Bumps Than Their Bosses Last Year http://www.capartners.com/news/240/15/CFOs-Got-Better-Salary-Bumps-Than-Their-Bosses-Last-Year Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:41:28 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/240/15/CFOs-Got-Better-Salary-Bumps-Than-Their-Bosses-Last-Year SEC Comment Letter on Pay and Performance Disclosure http://www.capartners.com/news/236/15/SEC-Comment-Letter-on-Pay-and-Performance-Disclosure Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:55:30 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/236/15/SEC-Comment-Letter-on-Pay-and-Performance-Disclosure Compensation Advisory Partners Releases Guidebook for Corporate Board Compensation Committees http://www.capartners.com/news/235/15/Compensation-Advisory-Partners-Releases-Guidebook-for-Corporate-Board-Compensation-Committees Compensation Advisory Partners ( www.capartners.com ), an independent executive compensation consulting firm, today announced the release of its new book, A Practical Guide to Compensation Committee Service: Lessons from the Field. Developed as a resource on how to best serve... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 09:39:19 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/235/15/Compensation-Advisory-Partners-Releases-Guidebook-for-Corporate-Board-Compensation-Committees Lead Director Pay Creeps Up at Biggest Companies http://www.capartners.com/news/234/15/Lead-Director-Pay-Creeps-Up-at-Biggest-Companies Fri, 29 May 2015 06:01:03 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/234/15/Lead-Director-Pay-Creeps-Up-at-Biggest-Companies SEC Deadline Pushed Back: CEO Pay Ratio, Hedging Disclosure, and Compensation Clawback http://www.capartners.com/news/230/15/SEC-Deadline-Pushed-Back-CEO-Pay-Ratio-Hedging-Disclosure-and-Compensation-Clawback Fri, 29 May 2015 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/230/15/SEC-Deadline-Pushed-Back-CEO-Pay-Ratio-Hedging-Disclosure-and-Compensation-Clawback Boards 'Sitting Ducks' for Director-Pay Suits http://www.capartners.com/news/233/15/Boards-Sitting-Ducks-for-Director-Pay-Suits Fri, 29 May 2015 05:59:30 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/233/15/Boards-Sitting-Ducks-for-Director-Pay-Suits Pay and Performance Disclosure – Proposed Rules Adopted by SEC http://www.capartners.com/news/229/15/Pay-and-Performance-Disclosure-Proposed-Rules-Adopted-by-SEC Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:21:49 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/229/15/Pay-and-Performance-Disclosure-Proposed-Rules-Adopted-by-SEC CEOs See Spike in Bonuses After Strong Performance http://www.capartners.com/news/228/15/CEOs-See-Spike-in-Bonuses-After-Strong-Performance Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:47:19 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/228/15/CEOs-See-Spike-in-Bonuses-After-Strong-Performance SEC set to deliver new proposals on executive pay http://www.capartners.com/news/227/15/SEC-set-to-deliver-new-proposals-on-executive-pay Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:46:29 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/227/15/SEC-set-to-deliver-new-proposals-on-executive-pay Executive Compensation Trends Among 2015 Early Filers http://www.capartners.com/news/219/15/Executive-Compensation-Trends-Among-2015-Early-Filers Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:12:43 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/219/15/Executive-Compensation-Trends-Among-2015-Early-Filers Litigation is Causing Pressure on Director Pay: What You Need to Know http://www.capartners.com/news/226/15/Litigation-is-Causing-Pressure-on-Director-Pay-What-You-Need-to-Know Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:01:56 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/226/15/Litigation-is-Causing-Pressure-on-Director-Pay-What-You-Need-to-Know Annual Incentive Plans – Payouts and Performance Alignment http://www.capartners.com/news/218/15/Annual-Incentive-Plans-Payouts-and-Performance-Alignment Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/218/15/Annual-Incentive-Plans-Payouts-and-Performance-Alignment Pay Gap Between Wall Street CEOs and Employees Narrows http://www.capartners.com/news/225/15/Pay-Gap-Between-Wall-Street-CEOs-and-Employees-Narrows Sun, 05 Apr 2015 11:01:02 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/225/15/Pay-Gap-Between-Wall-Street-CEOs-and-Employees-Narrows Comp Committees Creating Tough Yet Achievable Goals http://www.capartners.com/news/224/15/Comp-Committees-Creating-Tough-Yet-Achievable-Goals Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:58:37 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/224/15/Comp-Committees-Creating-Tough-Yet-Achievable-Goals A More Meaningful Way to Look at Pay Ratio http://www.capartners.com/news/216/15/A-More-Meaningful-Way-to-Look-at-Pay-Ratio Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/216/15/A-More-Meaningful-Way-to-Look-at-Pay-Ratio Executive Compensation in Recent IPOs http://www.capartners.com/news/217/15/Executive-Compensation-in-Recent-IPOs Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:58:36 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/217/15/Executive-Compensation-in-Recent-IPOs Hedging Rules to Hit Mid-Cap and Smaller Companies Hardest http://www.capartners.com/news/210/15/Hedging-Rules-to-Hit-Mid-Cap-and-Smaller-Companies-Hardest Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:17:22 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/210/15/Hedging-Rules-to-Hit-Mid-Cap-and-Smaller-Companies-Hardest Changing Practices in Executive Compensation: Long-Term Incentive Plan Design http://www.capartners.com/news/209/15/Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Long-Term-Incentive-Plan-Design Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:27:29 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/209/15/Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Long-Term-Incentive-Plan-Design Who Gets a Say on Pay? http://www.capartners.com/news/213/15/Who-Gets-a-Say-on-Pay Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:45:11 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/213/15/Who-Gets-a-Say-on-Pay Changing Practices in Executive Compensation: Annual Incentive Plan Design http://www.capartners.com/news/208/15/Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Annual-Incentive-Plan-Design Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:32:12 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/208/15/Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Annual-Incentive-Plan-Design 2014 Proxy Season: Executive Stock Ownership Guidelines and Stock Retention Requirements http://www.capartners.com/news/205/15/2014-Proxy-Season-Executive-Stock-Ownership-Guidelines-and-Stock-Retention-Requirements Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/205/15/2014-Proxy-Season-Executive-Stock-Ownership-Guidelines-and-Stock-Retention-Requirements 2014 Proxy Season: Changing Practices in Executive Compensation: Clawback, Hedging and Pledging Policies http://www.capartners.com/news/204/15/2014-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Clawback-Hedging-and-Pledging-Policies Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:39:14 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/204/15/2014-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Clawback-Hedging-and-Pledging-Policies 2014 Proxy Season: Improved Disclosure Practices for Executive Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/203/15/2014-Proxy-Season-Improved-Disclosure-Practices-for-Executive-Compensation Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:23:28 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/203/15/2014-Proxy-Season-Improved-Disclosure-Practices-for-Executive-Compensation Are You Rewarding Short-Termism? http://www.capartners.com/news/263/15/Are-You-Rewarding-Short-Termism Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:52:50 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/263/15/Are-You-Rewarding-Short-Termism More Boards Adopt Limits Directors http://www.capartners.com/news/200/15/More-Boards-Adopt-Limits-Directors Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:06:36 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/200/15/More-Boards-Adopt-Limits-Directors Annual CEO Performance Assessments Should Influence Compensation Decisions http://www.capartners.com/news/206/15/Annual-CEO-Performance-Assessments-Should-Influence-Compensation-Decisions Mon, 01 Dec 2014 06:41:43 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/206/15/Annual-CEO-Performance-Assessments-Should-Influence-Compensation-Decisions Deadline for Adoption of Final Pay Ratio Rules Pushed Back by SEC http://www.capartners.com/news/199/15/Deadline-for-Adoption-of-Final-Pay-Ratio-Rules-Pushed-Back-by-SEC Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:08:07 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/199/15/Deadline-for-Adoption-of-Final-Pay-Ratio-Rules-Pushed-Back-by-SEC 2013-14 Director Compensation Analysis: Trends Among Fortune 100 http://www.capartners.com/news/196/15/2013-14-Director-Compensation-Analysis-Trends-Among-Fortune-100 CAP annually analyzes non-employee director compensation programs among Fortune 100 companies. These firms are viewed as trend-setting organizations. Below is a summary of trends – pay levels and pay practices – based on 2014 proxy filings. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/196/15/2013-14-Director-Compensation-Analysis-Trends-Among-Fortune-100 ISS and Glass Lewis Release 2015 Policy Updates (Compensation) http://www.capartners.com/news/195/15/ISS-and-Glass-Lewis-Release-2015-Policy-Updates-Compensation ISS released their 2015 policy changes, including a new approach to equity plan approvals. ISS’ new policy will evaluate equity plans based on the Equity Plan Score Card (“EPSC”). In the past, ISS assessed equity plans relative to burn rate... Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:12:08 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/195/15/ISS-and-Glass-Lewis-Release-2015-Policy-Updates-Compensation Comments on ISS’ Draft 2015 Proxy Voting Policies (U.S.) http://www.capartners.com/news/194/15/Comments-on-ISS-Draft-2015-Proxy-Voting-Policies-U-S Compensation Advisory Partners LLC (“CAP”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on ISS’ draft 2015 proxy voting policies related to equity compensation. CAP is a leading independent consulting firm specializing in executive and director compensation program design and related corporate governance... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:41:09 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/194/15/Comments-on-ISS-Draft-2015-Proxy-Voting-Policies-U-S Committee Chair Pay on the Rise http://www.capartners.com/news/193/15/Committee-Chair-Pay-on-the-Rise Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:11:20 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/193/15/Committee-Chair-Pay-on-the-Rise Finance’s Critical Role in Incentive Design http://www.capartners.com/news/187/15/Finance-s-Critical-Role-in-Incentive-Design Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:20:40 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/187/15/Finance-s-Critical-Role-in-Incentive-Design The Long And Short Of Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/188/15/The-Long-And-Short-Of-Compensation Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:21:39 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/188/15/The-Long-And-Short-Of-Compensation Results of Say on Pay Voting http://www.capartners.com/news/183/15/Results-of-Say-on-Pay-Voting Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:19:30 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/183/15/Results-of-Say-on-Pay-Voting Compensation Committees and Goal Setting http://www.capartners.com/news/182/15/Compensation-Committees-and-Goal-Setting Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:18:42 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/182/15/Compensation-Committees-and-Goal-Setting Breaking Down Realized and Realizable Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/181/15/Breaking-Down-Realized-and-Realizable-Pay Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:15:54 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/181/15/Breaking-Down-Realized-and-Realizable-Pay Pay Trends: Spotlight on Chief Financial Officers—2013 Update http://www.capartners.com/news/180/15/Pay-Trends-Spotlight-on-Chief-Financial-Officers-2013-Update Compensation Advisory Partners (CAP) conducts an annual review of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) pay. For the first time since we began our study in 2010, the median increase in CEO total direct compensation (5.2%) is... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:41:36 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/180/15/Pay-Trends-Spotlight-on-Chief-Financial-Officers-2013-Update Lead Directors Earn Recognition, Double Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/185/15/Lead-Directors-Earn-Recognition-Double-Pay Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:56:12 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/185/15/Lead-Directors-Earn-Recognition-Double-Pay Companies with Low Turnover are Stingy with CFO Pay Raises http://www.capartners.com/news/184/15/Companies-with-Low-Turnover-are-Stingy-with-CFO-Pay-Raises Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:00:09 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/184/15/Companies-with-Low-Turnover-are-Stingy-with-CFO-Pay-Raises Incentive Compensation at America’s Largest Banks: Federal Reserve Guidance – Where Are We Now? What Lies Ahead? http://www.capartners.com/news/179/15/Incentive-Compensation-at-America-s-Largest-Banks-Federal-Reserve-Guidance-Where-Are-We-Now-What-Lies-Ahead Believe it or not, it has been four years since the final guidance on sound incentive compensation practices for financial institutions was adopted by all federal agencies in June 2010 (Final Guidance). These last four years have been challenging for... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/179/15/Incentive-Compensation-at-America-s-Largest-Banks-Federal-Reserve-Guidance-Where-Are-We-Now-What-Lies-Ahead When Say-on-Pay Votes Fall Short http://www.capartners.com/news/186/15/When-Say-on-Pay-Votes-Fall-Short Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:59:09 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/186/15/When-Say-on-Pay-Votes-Fall-Short Moonves’s Pay Seen as 19 Times ‘Going Rate,’ Crystal Says http://www.capartners.com/news/176/15/Moonves-s-Pay-Seen-as-19-Times-Going-Rate-Crystal-Says Tue, 13 May 2014 13:12:19 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/176/15/Moonves-s-Pay-Seen-as-19-Times-Going-Rate-Crystal-Says Sandberg Trails Archibald as Non-CEO Pay Beats Bosses http://www.capartners.com/news/175/15/Sandberg-Trails-Archibald-as-Non-CEO-Pay-Beats-Bosses Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:14:58 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/175/15/Sandberg-Trails-Archibald-as-Non-CEO-Pay-Beats-Bosses Executive Compensation Trends Among 2014 Early Filers http://www.capartners.com/news/173/15/Executive-Compensation-Trends-Among-2014-Early-Filers Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) reviewed companies from the S&P 500 that filed their 2014 proxy between November 2013 and February 2014. The proxy disclosure sample of 44 companies (“Early Filers”) represents eight industry groups. The industry groups reviewed include Information... Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:01:33 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/173/15/Executive-Compensation-Trends-Among-2014-Early-Filers Executive Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/174/15/Executive-Pay Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/174/15/Executive-Pay ‘No, Our Executives Didn’t Make That Much Money’ http://www.capartners.com/news/172/15/No-Our-Executives-Didn-t-Make-That-Much-Money Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/172/15/No-Our-Executives-Didn-t-Make-That-Much-Money Executive Pay Disclosure: Realized and Realizable Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/170/15/Executive-Pay-Disclosure-Realized-and-Realizable-Pay One of the major developments of the 2013 proxy season was an increase in the prevalence of voluntary realized and/or realizable pay disclosure. Many companies have become concerned that compensation values reported in the Summary Compensation Table (“SCT”) and the... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:30:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/170/15/Executive-Pay-Disclosure-Realized-and-Realizable-Pay Bankers Reap Benefits of 2013 Rally http://www.capartners.com/news/171/15/Bankers-Reap-Benefits-of-2013-Rally Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/171/15/Bankers-Reap-Benefits-of-2013-Rally 2013 Proxy Season – Changing Practices in Executive Compensation: Annual Incentive Plan Design http://www.capartners.com/news/169/15/2013-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Annual-Incentive-Plan-Design Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) reviewed 2013 proxy disclosure at a sample of 100 companies representing nine industry groups for the 2012 performance year. The industry groups reviewed include Automotive, Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, and... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/169/15/2013-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Annual-Incentive-Plan-Design Companies Getting Ahead of Coming Clawback Requirements http://www.capartners.com/news/168/15/Companies-Getting-Ahead-of-Coming-Clawback-Requirements Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/168/15/Companies-Getting-Ahead-of-Coming-Clawback-Requirements 2013 Proxy Season: Changing Practices in Executive Compensation—Stronger Governance Practices http://www.capartners.com/news/167/15/2013-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Stronger-Governance-Practices Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) reviewed 2013 proxy disclosure at a sample of 100 companies representing nine industry groups for the 2012 performance year. The industry groups reviewed include Automotive, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, and... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/167/15/2013-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Stronger-Governance-Practices ISS 2014 U.S. Policy Updates http://www.capartners.com/news/166/15/ISS-2014-U-S-Policy-Updates On November 21st, ISS released its final 2014 policy updates which apply to shareholder meetings on or after February 1, 2014. The U.S. policy changes – related to the Relative Degree of Alignment pay versus performance test and majority supported... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:16:09 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/166/15/ISS-2014-U-S-Policy-Updates Comments on ISS’ Draft 2014 Proxy Voting Policies (U.S.) http://www.capartners.com/news/165/15/Comments-on-ISS-Draft-2014-Proxy-Voting-Policies-U-S Compensation Advisory Partners LLC ("CAP") submitted comments to ISS on their draft 2014 U.S. policy updates related to compensation. Our comments are detailed below. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:17:03 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/165/15/Comments-on-ISS-Draft-2014-Proxy-Voting-Policies-U-S 2013 Proxy Season – Changing Practices in Executive Compensation: Compensation Philosophy and Pay Levels http://www.capartners.com/news/164/15/2013-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Compensation-Philosophy-and-Pay-Levels Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) reviewed 2013 proxy disclosure at a sample of 100 companies representing nine industry groups for the 2012 performance year. The industry groups reviewed include Automotive, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, and... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:22:09 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/164/15/2013-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Compensation-Philosophy-and-Pay-Levels Five Questions That Directors Should Ask About Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/163/15/Five-Questions-That-Directors-Should-Ask-About-Compensation Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:56:13 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/163/15/Five-Questions-That-Directors-Should-Ask-About-Compensation Board Chairs Are Earning Higher Premiums http://www.capartners.com/news/162/15/Board-Chairs-Are-Earning-Higher-Premiums Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:39:45 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/162/15/Board-Chairs-Are-Earning-Higher-Premiums 2012 Non-Employee Director Compensation Up Three Percent Among Fortune 100 http://www.capartners.com/news/161/15/2012-Non-Employee-Director-Compensation-Up-Three-Percent-Among-Fortune-100 CAP analyzed director compensation programs among Fortune 100 companies. These firms are generally considered trend-setting organizations. This CAPflash reflects key findings from the analysis. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/161/15/2012-Non-Employee-Director-Compensation-Up-Three-Percent-Among-Fortune-100 How Do We Pay Board Leaders? http://www.capartners.com/news/156/15/How-Do-We-Pay-Board-Leaders Tue, 01 Oct 2013 08:16:30 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/156/15/How-Do-We-Pay-Board-Leaders SEC Proposes CEO Pay Ratio Rules: Initial Thoughts http://www.capartners.com/news/154/15/SEC-Proposes-CEO-Pay-Ratio-Rules-Initial-Thoughts On September 18th, the SEC released a proposed rule to implement Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act specifying that companies must disclose the ratio of the median employee’s compensation to the CEO’s compensation (“CEO pay ratio”). As anticipated, there has... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:47:06 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/154/15/SEC-Proposes-CEO-Pay-Ratio-Rules-Initial-Thoughts Companies Use IRS to Raise Bonuses With Earnings Goals http://www.capartners.com/news/153/15/Companies-Use-IRS-to-Raise-Bonuses-With-Earnings-Goals Tue, 17 Sep 2013 04:11:37 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/153/15/Companies-Use-IRS-to-Raise-Bonuses-With-Earnings-Goals SEC to Release Pay Equity Guidance http://www.capartners.com/news/150/15/SEC-to-Release-Pay-Equity-Guidance Despite extensive delays, the SEC is now expected to release preliminary guidance related to the CEO Pay Equity Rules that are part of the Dodd-Frank legislation as early as September. The Pay Equity disclosure would require companies to compare the... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:50:37 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/150/15/SEC-to-Release-Pay-Equity-Guidance Pay-wise, CFOs Gain a Bit on Their Bosses http://www.capartners.com/news/152/15/Pay-wise-CFOs-Gain-a-Bit-on-Their-Bosses Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:11:38 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/152/15/Pay-wise-CFOs-Gain-a-Bit-on-Their-Bosses The Morning Ledger: CFOs Outpace CEOs in Pay Race http://www.capartners.com/news/151/15/The-Morning-Ledger-CFOs-Outpace-CEOs-in-Pay-Race Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:45:55 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/151/15/The-Morning-Ledger-CFOs-Outpace-CEOs-in-Pay-Race Pay Trends: Spotlight on Chief Financial Officers—2012 Update http://www.capartners.com/news/149/15/Pay-Trends-Spotlight-on-Chief-Financial-Officers-2012-Update Compensation Advisory Partners (CAP) annually analyzes the pay levels and pay mix of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) to determine the trends in pay practices. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 06:22:16 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/149/15/Pay-Trends-Spotlight-on-Chief-Financial-Officers-2012-Update 2013 Proxy Season Update – Say on Pay Voting Among Large Banking Organizations http://www.capartners.com/news/148/15/2013-Proxy-Season-Update-Say-on-Pay-Voting-Among-Large-Banking-Organizations Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) reviewed 2011-13 Say on Pay voting results among 23 large banking organizations, 1 each with assets exceeding $50 B. These companies have been subject to regulatory input on compensation program design from the Federal Reserve since... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/148/15/2013-Proxy-Season-Update-Say-on-Pay-Voting-Among-Large-Banking-Organizations Smithfield CEO in Line for Big Stock Payout http://www.capartners.com/news/143/15/Smithfield-CEO-in-Line-for-Big-Stock-Payout Fri, 31 May 2013 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/143/15/Smithfield-CEO-in-Line-for-Big-Stock-Payout The Future of Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/147/15/The-Future-of-Compensation Senior Partner Rosie Orens, discusses compensation design changes implemented after the adoption of the “Say-on-Pay” provision and the future impact of Say-on-Pay on compensation programs. Thu, 30 May 2013 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/147/15/The-Future-of-Compensation Fed Must Keep Exec Pay Tethered to Shareholder Interests http://www.capartners.com/news/141/15/Fed-Must-Keep-Exec-Pay-Tethered-to-Shareholder-Interests Thu, 23 May 2013 06:48:06 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/141/15/Fed-Must-Keep-Exec-Pay-Tethered-to-Shareholder-Interests Compromise Reached in Peer Group Debate http://www.capartners.com/news/142/15/Compromise-Reached-in-Peer-Group-Debate Tue, 21 May 2013 06:49:42 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/142/15/Compromise-Reached-in-Peer-Group-Debate S&P 500 firms' compensation programs getting OK from shareholders http://www.capartners.com/news/144/15/S-P-500-firms-compensation-programs-getting-OK-from-shareholders Thu, 16 May 2013 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/144/15/S-P-500-firms-compensation-programs-getting-OK-from-shareholders Wall Street Is Losing Its War With the Fed Over Bonuses http://www.capartners.com/news/138/15/Wall-Street-Is-Losing-Its-War-With-the-Fed-Over-Bonuses Wed, 24 Apr 2013 07:46:52 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/138/15/Wall-Street-Is-Losing-Its-War-With-the-Fed-Over-Bonuses Influence of Federal Reserve on Compensation Design in Financial Services: An Analysis of Compensation Disclosures of 23 Large Banking Organizations http://www.capartners.com/news/135/15/Influence-of-Federal-Reserve-on-Compensation-Design-in-Financial-Services-An-Analysis-of-Compensation-Disclosures-of-23-Large-Banking-Organizations Financial services firms continue to revise their executive compensation programs in response to regulatory input from the Federal Reserve. While there is still a wide range of compensation practices across the different financial institutions, some clear trends have emerged over... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 06:26:30 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/135/15/Influence-of-Federal-Reserve-on-Compensation-Design-in-Financial-Services-An-Analysis-of-Compensation-Disclosures-of-23-Large-Banking-Organizations Seven big banks heed regulators' concerns about executive pay http://www.capartners.com/news/140/15/Seven-big-banks-heed-regulators-concerns-about-executive-pay Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:51:28 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/140/15/Seven-big-banks-heed-regulators-concerns-about-executive-pay Regulators Get Banks to Rein In Bonus Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/139/15/Regulators-Get-Banks-to-Rein-In-Bonus-Pay Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:49:07 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/139/15/Regulators-Get-Banks-to-Rein-In-Bonus-Pay Three Keys to an Effective Compensation Committee http://www.capartners.com/news/134/15/Three-Keys-to-an-Effective-Compensation-Committee Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:29:22 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/134/15/Three-Keys-to-an-Effective-Compensation-Committee Directors and Board http://www.capartners.com/news/137/15/Directors-and-Board Mon, 01 Apr 2013 07:45:09 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/137/15/Directors-and-Board Three Keys to an Effective Compensation Committee http://www.capartners.com/news/127/15/Three-Keys-to-an-Effective-Compensation-Committee As most calendar fiscal year companies have completed their annual compensation cycles, it is a good time to revisit the factors that are important to have an effective Compensation Committee. With the continued focus on executive compensation and the evolving... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:59:47 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/127/15/Three-Keys-to-an-Effective-Compensation-Committee Fed pushes banks to ignore rivals when setting bonuses http://www.capartners.com/news/133/15/Fed-pushes-banks-to-ignore-rivals-when-setting-bonuses Fri, 22 Mar 2013 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/133/15/Fed-pushes-banks-to-ignore-rivals-when-setting-bonuses Board Leadership Compensation Trends http://www.capartners.com/news/126/15/Board-Leadership-Compensation-Trends Board leadership is a key issue. While the majority of large U.S. public companies combine the roles of Chair and CEO, many shareholder advisory groups, investors, and governance “watchdogs” believe that separating the two roles is a better approach. Some... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:31:23 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/126/15/Board-Leadership-Compensation-Trends 'Pay for Performance' No Longer a Punchline http://www.capartners.com/news/128/15/Pay-for-Performance-No-Longer-a-Punchline Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/128/15/Pay-for-Performance-No-Longer-a-Punchline Equity Drives Board Pay Increases http://www.capartners.com/news/129/15/Equity-Drives-Board-Pay-Increases Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/129/15/Equity-Drives-Board-Pay-Increases Consultant’s Corner http://www.capartners.com/news/130/15/Consultant-s-Corner Tue, 12 Mar 2013 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/130/15/Consultant-s-Corner 2012 Proxy Season: Executive Stock Ownership Guidelines and Stock Retention Requirements http://www.capartners.com/news/125/15/2012-Proxy-Season-Executive-Stock-Ownership-Guidelines-and-Stock-Retention-Requirements Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) reviewed 2012 proxy disclosure at a sample of 114 companies representing ten industry groups. The industry groups reviewed include Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, and Technology. Our... Mon, 04 Mar 2013 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/125/15/2012-Proxy-Season-Executive-Stock-Ownership-Guidelines-and-Stock-Retention-Requirements Tips for Writing a Winning CD&A http://www.capartners.com/news/124/15/Tips-for-Writing-a-Winning-CD-A Tue, 19 Feb 2013 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/124/15/Tips-for-Writing-a-Winning-CD-A Executive Compensation: Three Key Things for Board Members to Know in 2013 http://www.capartners.com/news/123/15/Executive-Compensation-Three-Key-Things-for-Board-Members-to-Know-in-2013 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 08:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/123/15/Executive-Compensation-Three-Key-Things-for-Board-Members-to-Know-in-2013 ISS 2013 Realizable Pay and Quick Score http://www.capartners.com/news/122/15/ISS-2013-Realizable-Pay-and-Quick-Score In January, 2013, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) made two announcements of note related to executive compensation: Realizable Pay and QuickScore. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/122/15/ISS-2013-Realizable-Pay-and-Quick-Score 2011-12 Director Compensation: Trends and Outlook http://www.capartners.com/news/121/15/2011-12-Director-Compensation-Trends-and-Outlook Tue, 08 Jan 2013 08:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/121/15/2011-12-Director-Compensation-Trends-and-Outlook Jefferies All Cash Bonuses Not a Trend, Orens Says http://www.capartners.com/news/145/15/Jefferies-All-Cash-Bonuses-Not-a-Trend-Orens-Says Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:27:06 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/145/15/Jefferies-All-Cash-Bonuses-Not-a-Trend-Orens-Says Jefferies Vows Immediate Cash Bonuses as Big Banks Defer http://www.capartners.com/news/118/15/Jefferies-Vows-Immediate-Cash-Bonuses-as-Big-Banks-Defer Wed, 12 Dec 2012 08:23:14 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/118/15/Jefferies-Vows-Immediate-Cash-Bonuses-as-Big-Banks-Defer ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Fears Probably Won’t Make Bonuses Come Faster http://www.capartners.com/news/119/15/Fiscal-Cliff-Fears-Probably-Won-t-Make-Bonuses-Come-Faster Thu, 29 Nov 2012 08:38:15 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/119/15/Fiscal-Cliff-Fears-Probably-Won-t-Make-Bonuses-Come-Faster ISS 2013 Policy Updates http://www.capartners.com/news/115/15/ISS-2013-Policy-Updates On November 16th, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its final 2013 policy updates which were largely consistent with the proposal issued in October. The policy changes apply to shareholder meetings on or after February 1, 2013 and cover several areas... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/115/15/ISS-2013-Policy-Updates Comments on ISS’ Draft 2013 Proxy Voting Policies http://www.capartners.com/news/114/15/Comments-on-ISS-Draft-2013-Proxy-Voting-Policies Compensation Advisory Partners LLC (“CAP”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the draft 2013 proxy voting policies related to Management Say-on-Pay Proposals and Golden Parachute Proposals. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 07:57:33 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/114/15/Comments-on-ISS-Draft-2013-Proxy-Voting-Policies Banks Prepare for a Maze of New Rules on Incentive Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/116/15/Banks-Prepare-for-a-Maze-of-New-Rules-on-Incentive-Pay Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:55:55 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/116/15/Banks-Prepare-for-a-Maze-of-New-Rules-on-Incentive-Pay What to Expect in The 2013 Say-On-Pay Season http://www.capartners.com/news/120/15/What-to-Expect-in-The-2013-Say-On-Pay-Season Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:10:28 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/120/15/What-to-Expect-in-The-2013-Say-On-Pay-Season 2012 Proxy Season: Changing Practices in Executive Compensation Stronger Governance Practices http://www.capartners.com/news/112/15/2012-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Stronger-Governance-Practices Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) reviewed 2012 proxy disclosure at a sample of 114 companies representing ten industry groups. The industry groups reviewed include Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, and Technology. Our... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/112/15/2012-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation-Stronger-Governance-Practices Director Compensation Rises http://www.capartners.com/news/111/15/Director-Compensation-Rises Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:06:55 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/111/15/Director-Compensation-Rises What to Expect in the 2013 Say-on-Pay Season http://www.capartners.com/news/117/15/What-to-Expect-in-the-2013-Say-on-Pay-Season Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:58:03 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/117/15/What-to-Expect-in-the-2013-Say-on-Pay-Season Comp for Lead Directors, Chairmen Flattens http://www.capartners.com/news/109/15/Comp-for-Lead-Directors-Chairmen-Flattens Mon, 08 Oct 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/109/15/Comp-for-Lead-Directors-Chairmen-Flattens 2011 Non-Employee Director Compensation Up Six Percent Among Fortune 100 http://www.capartners.com/news/106/15/2011-Non-Employee-Director-Compensation-Up-Six-Percent-Among-Fortune-100 CAP analyzed director compensation programs among Fortune 100 companies 1 , 2 . These firms are generally considered trend-setting organizations. This CAPflash reflects key findings from the analysis. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/106/15/2011-Non-Employee-Director-Compensation-Up-Six-Percent-Among-Fortune-100 Average Pay for Corporate Directors Rises http://www.capartners.com/news/108/15/Average-Pay-for-Corporate-Directors-Rises Mon, 01 Oct 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/108/15/Average-Pay-for-Corporate-Directors-Rises 2012 Proxy Season – Changing Practices in Executive Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/105/15/2012-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) reviewed 2012 proxy disclosure at a sample of 114 companies representing ten industry groups for the 2011 performance year. The industry groups reviewed include Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing,... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 04:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/105/15/2012-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Schedule Changed to “Pending Action” http://www.capartners.com/news/103/15/Dodd-Frank-Rulemaking-Schedule-Changed-to-Pending-Action For Dodd-Frank legislation to be implemented, the SEC needs to develop rules governing several aspects of the legislation impacting executive compensation. In July, the SEC eliminated the rule-making schedule for the Dodd-Frank provisions listed below; instead of an expected timeline,... Thu, 09 Aug 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/103/15/Dodd-Frank-Rulemaking-Schedule-Changed-to-Pending-Action 2012 Say on Pay Voting Trends http://www.capartners.com/news/101/15/2012-Say-on-Pay-Voting-Trends Fri, 20 Jul 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/101/15/2012-Say-on-Pay-Voting-Trends From Year Two of Say on Pay to the ISS Red Zone http://www.capartners.com/news/110/15/From-Year-Two-of-Say-on-Pay-to-the-ISS-Red-Zone Sun, 15 Jul 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/110/15/From-Year-Two-of-Say-on-Pay-to-the-ISS-Red-Zone CFOs Outpace CEOs on Pay Hikes http://www.capartners.com/news/102/15/CFOs-Outpace-CEOs-on-Pay-Hikes Tue, 10 Jul 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/102/15/CFOs-Outpace-CEOs-on-Pay-Hikes Pay Trends: Spotlight on Chief Financial Officers http://www.capartners.com/news/99/15/Pay-Trends-Spotlight-on-Chief-Financial-Officers Last year, Compensation Advisory Partners’ study on the pay levels of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) revealed that compensation levels for both executives were increasing at similar rates, reflective of a rebounding economy and the linkage... Mon, 09 Jul 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/99/15/Pay-Trends-Spotlight-on-Chief-Financial-Officers The Votes Are In: Say on Pay Matters http://www.capartners.com/news/98/15/The-Votes-Are-In-Say-on-Pay-Matters Fri, 29 Jun 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/98/15/The-Votes-Are-In-Say-on-Pay-Matters Could the U.K.’s ‘Shareholder Spring’ Cross the Pond? http://www.capartners.com/news/96/15/Could-the-U-K-s-Shareholder-Spring-Cross-the-Pond Mon, 25 Jun 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/96/15/Could-the-U-K-s-Shareholder-Spring-Cross-the-Pond SEC Releases Final Rules on Compensation Committee & Adviser Independence http://www.capartners.com/news/95/15/SEC-Releases-Final-Rules-on-Compensation-Committee-Adviser-Independence On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 the SEC released the final rules on Section 952 (Section 10C) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which addresses both Compensation Committee Independence and the use of outside advisers. The final... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/95/15/SEC-Releases-Final-Rules-on-Compensation-Committee-Adviser-Independence 2012 Proxy Season Update – Experience During our Second Year of Say on Pay Voting http://www.capartners.com/news/93/15/2012-Proxy-Season-Update-Experience-During-our-Second-Year-of-Say-on-Pay-Voting As of May 25, 2012, we have compiled voting results for 292 S&P 500 companies at their 2012 annual meetings, providing early insight into Say on Pay votes during the proxy season. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/93/15/2012-Proxy-Season-Update-Experience-During-our-Second-Year-of-Say-on-Pay-Voting Hosken: Are CEOs Overpaid? http://www.capartners.com/news/94/15/Hosken-Are-CEOs-Overpaid Mon, 18 Jun 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/94/15/Hosken-Are-CEOs-Overpaid Pay at the Biggest Financial Companies: Trends, Practices and Outlook http://www.capartners.com/news/92/15/Pay-at-the-Biggest-Financial-Companies-Trends-Practices-and-Outlook Fri, 08 Jun 2012 10:02:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/92/15/Pay-at-the-Biggest-Financial-Companies-Trends-Practices-and-Outlook Large Complex Banking Organizations: Trends, Practices and Outlook http://www.capartners.com/news/90/15/Large-Complex-Banking-Organizations-Trends-Practices-and-Outlook The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) requires federal regulatory agencies to prescribe rules that would prohibit certain financial institutions from offering incentive compensation that, in the regulators’ determination, could expose the institution to inappropriate risks that... Thu, 07 Jun 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/90/15/Large-Complex-Banking-Organizations-Trends-Practices-and-Outlook Say-On-Pay’s Mid-Season Proxy Scoreboard http://www.capartners.com/news/89/15/Say-On-Pay-s-Mid-Season-Proxy-Scoreboard Fri, 18 May 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/89/15/Say-On-Pay-s-Mid-Season-Proxy-Scoreboard In U.K., Spats On Pay Escalate http://www.capartners.com/news/88/15/In-U-K-Spats-On-Pay-Escalate A shareholder rebellion over executive pay rippling through the U.K. is exposing fissures inside some of the country's biggest companies and could reverberate in boardrooms on both sides of the Atlantic. Tue, 15 May 2012 17:10:28 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/88/15/In-U-K-Spats-On-Pay-Escalate CFO Pay Package Survey Exclusive http://www.capartners.com/news/97/15/CFO-Pay-Package-Survey-Exclusive Tue, 01 May 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/97/15/CFO-Pay-Package-Survey-Exclusive C-Suite Insight: Say on Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/84/15/C-Suite-Insight-Say-on-Pay Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:01:15 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/84/15/C-Suite-Insight-Say-on-Pay How You Can Have a Say on Your Boss' Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/82/15/How-You-Can-Have-a-Say-on-Your-Boss-Pay Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/82/15/How-You-Can-Have-a-Say-on-Your-Boss-Pay Banks' Disastrous Bonus Season Is Only the Beginning http://www.capartners.com/news/81/15/Banks-Disastrous-Bonus-Season-Is-Only-the-Beginning Mon, 30 Jan 2012 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/81/15/Banks-Disastrous-Bonus-Season-Is-Only-the-Beginning Say on Pay: One Year Later – Are We Better Off? http://www.capartners.com/news/83/15/Say-on-Pay-One-Year-Later-Are-We-Better-Off Fri, 27 Jan 2012 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/83/15/Say-on-Pay-One-Year-Later-Are-We-Better-Off ISS’ New Quantitative and Qualitative Approach for Evaluating Pay for Performance Alignment http://www.capartners.com/news/80/15/ISS-New-Quantitative-and-Qualitative-Approach-for-Evaluating-Pay-for-Performance-Alignment On December 20th, Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) released its white paper on “Evaluating Pay-for-Performance Alignment: ISS’ Quantitative and Qualitative Approach.” In this white paper, ISS disclosed its 2012 policy on assessing a company’s pay-for-performance relationship as well as its revised... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 08:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/80/15/ISS-New-Quantitative-and-Qualitative-Approach-for-Evaluating-Pay-for-Performance-Alignment ISS’ Governance Risk Indicators 2.0 http://www.capartners.com/news/79/15/ISS-Governance-Risk-Indicators-2-0 On December 14th, Institutional Investor Services (“ISS”) released a technical document on revisions to its U.S. Governance Risk Indications (“GRId”) which will be released in February 2012 (prior to the upcoming proxy season). In Q3 2012, ISS will release GRId... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/79/15/ISS-Governance-Risk-Indicators-2-0 Long-term Incentive Plans with Relative Performance Measurements http://www.capartners.com/news/78/15/Long-term-Incentive-Plans-with-Relative-Performance-Measurements The financial crisis of 2008, the resulting economic downturn, and an uneven recovery including significant international uncertainty have made setting meaningful multi-year performance goals difficult for many companies. One way to address this issue while still holding executives accountable for... Mon, 09 Jan 2012 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/78/15/Long-term-Incentive-Plans-with-Relative-Performance-Measurements Updated Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Schedule http://www.capartners.com/news/77/15/Updated-Dodd-Frank-Rulemaking-Schedule The SEC has updated its schedule for implementation of the remaining executive compensation-related provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”). Importantly, the new timeline delays the SEC rule-making. As a result, we expect that these... Fri, 06 Jan 2012 16:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/77/15/Updated-Dodd-Frank-Rulemaking-Schedule ISS 2012 Policy Updates http://www.capartners.com/news/76/15/ISS-2012-Policy-Updates On November 17th, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its final 2012 policy updates which were largely consistent with the proposed updates issued in October. The policy changes apply to shareholder meetings on or after February 1, 2012 and cover several... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 10:00:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/76/15/ISS-2012-Policy-Updates ISS 2012 Proposed Policy Changes http://www.capartners.com/news/75/15/ISS-2012-Proposed-Policy-Changes On October 18th, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) announced that it was opening its comment period (deadline is October 31st) for proposed 2012 policy changes. It is considering making proposals in several areas that may have an impact on executive compensation. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:12:49 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/75/15/ISS-2012-Proposed-Policy-Changes Compensation Advisory Partners’ 2011 Executive Change-in-Control and Severance Report http://www.capartners.com/news/73/15/Compensation-Advisory-Partners-2011-Executive-Change-in-Control-and-Severance-Report CAP’s 2011 Executive Change-in-Control and Severance Report is featured at Corporate Board Member Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:05:54 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/73/15/Compensation-Advisory-Partners-2011-Executive-Change-in-Control-and-Severance-Report Executive Change-in-Control and Severance Report http://www.capartners.com/news/69/15/Executive-Change-in-Control-and-Severance-Report In 2007, the SEC required public companies to provide proxy-based disclosure of the potential value of severance and change-in-control (“CIC”) payments to proxy-level named executive officers (“NEOs”). Since then, senior executive severance and CIC programs have been subject to increased/intense... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/69/15/Executive-Change-in-Control-and-Severance-Report Highlights of Federal Reserve Report http://www.capartners.com/news/68/15/Highlights-of-Federal-Reserve-Report On October 5, 2011 the Federal Reserve issued its report: Incentive Compensation Practices: A Report on the Horizontal Review of Practices at Large Banking Organizations . The primary purpose of the horizontal review was to guide firms in implementing the... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:43:37 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/68/15/Highlights-of-Federal-Reserve-Report 2011 Proxy Season: Changing Practices in Executive Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/67/15/2011-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) reviewed 2011 proxy disclosures for a sample of Fortune 500 companies. Our study includes 111 companies, representing ten industry groups. The industry groups we studied include Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance,... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/67/15/2011-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation 2011 Proxy Season Summary – Say on Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/64/15/2011-Proxy-Season-Summary-Say-on-Pay Measured through September 2, 2011, 455 of the S&P 500 companies included Say on Pay resolutions in either a preliminary or definitive proxy statement, and vote results from annual meetings were available for 438 of these companies (96%). Therefore, with... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/64/15/2011-Proxy-Season-Summary-Say-on-Pay Companies Dole Out More Restricted Stock to Directors http://www.capartners.com/news/63/15/Companies-Dole-Out-More-Restricted-Stock-to-Directors A study by CAP is central in a discussion about Director compensation. Thu, 08 Sep 2011 06:15:54 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/63/15/Companies-Dole-Out-More-Restricted-Stock-to-Directors As Workloads Mount, Comp Committee Chair Pay Rises http://www.capartners.com/news/62/15/As-Workloads-Mount-Comp-Committee-Chair-Pay-Rises Partner Dan Laddin comments on the increasing responsibilities being put on Compensation Committee Chairs and the resulting changes to their own compensation packages. Tue, 06 Sep 2011 11:02:32 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/62/15/As-Workloads-Mount-Comp-Committee-Chair-Pay-Rises 2010 Non-Employee Director Compensation Flat Among Fortune 100 Companies http://www.capartners.com/news/61/15/2010-Non-Employee-Director-Compensation-Flat-Among-Fortune-100-Companies Compensation Advisory Partners’ consulting staff reviewed current director compensation programs for each of the public Fortune 100 companies, generally considered trend-setting organizations. While workload has increased over the past few years, economic challenges and an uneven recovery have increased scrutiny... Tue, 06 Sep 2011 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/61/15/2010-Non-Employee-Director-Compensation-Flat-Among-Fortune-100-Companies Clawing Back Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/66/15/Clawing-Back-Compensation Thu, 01 Sep 2011 07:44:28 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/66/15/Clawing-Back-Compensation U.S. Executives Strive for 80% in Say-on-Pay Compensation Votes http://www.capartners.com/news/74/15/U-S-Executives-Strive-for-80-in-Say-on-Pay-Compensation-Votes Partner Margaret Engel makes note of a developing threshold for 2011 Say on Pay results. Fri, 12 Aug 2011 21:12:08 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/74/15/U-S-Executives-Strive-for-80-in-Say-on-Pay-Compensation-Votes 2011 Proxy Season – Changing Practices in Executive Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/59/15/2011-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) reviewed 2011 proxy disclosure at a sample of 111 companies representing ten industry groups for the 2010 performance year. The industry groups reviewed include Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing,... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:33:14 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/59/15/2011-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation As Economy Rebounds, so Does CFO Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/57/15/As-Economy-Rebounds-so-Does-CFO-Compensation Partner Kelly Malafis discusses the findings Compensation Advisory Partner’s recent CFO pay trends analysis with Business Finance’s Nicole Stempak. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 13:08:37 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/57/15/As-Economy-Rebounds-so-Does-CFO-Compensation Best Practices for Executive Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/65/15/Best-Practices-for-Executive-Compensation Mon, 01 Aug 2011 07:41:15 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/65/15/Best-Practices-for-Executive-Compensation Experts Advise Comp. Committees to Prepare for SEC Clawback Requirements http://www.capartners.com/news/58/15/Experts-Advise-Comp-Committees-to-Prepare-for-SEC-Clawback-Requirements Partner Melissa Burek shares her thoughts on the implications of new clawback rules in the latest issue of BNA’s Corporate Accountability Report. Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:52:13 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/58/15/Experts-Advise-Comp-Committees-to-Prepare-for-SEC-Clawback-Requirements 2011 Proxy Season Updates—Say on Pay and New Fidelity Voting Guidelines http://www.capartners.com/news/53/15/2011-Proxy-Season-Updates-mdash-Say-on-Pay-and-New-Fidelity-Voting-Guidelines As of May 20, 2011, 290 S&P 500 companies have reported vote results following their 2011 annual meetings, providing early insight into Say on Pay and frequency-related votes from this proxy season. In addition, Fidelity, one of the largest institutional... Wed, 01 Jun 2011 06:41:33 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/53/15/2011-Proxy-Season-Updates-mdash-Say-on-Pay-and-New-Fidelity-Voting-Guidelines Early Pay Trends: Spotlight on Chief Financial Officers http://www.capartners.com/news/52/15/Early-Pay-Trends-Spotlight-on-Chief-Financial-Officers Several years ago, pay levels for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) were increasing at a faster rate than other C-suite executives, including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This more dramatic increase was partially explained by the evolving role of the CFO.... Tue, 24 May 2011 08:19:08 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/52/15/Early-Pay-Trends-Spotlight-on-Chief-Financial-Officers CEO Compensation Report 2011 http://www.capartners.com/news/56/15/CEO-Compensation-Report-2011 Tue, 17 May 2011 20:17:04 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/56/15/CEO-Compensation-Report-2011 Companies Open Up About Golden Parachutes http://www.capartners.com/news/54/15/Companies-Open-Up-About-Golden-Parachutes Fri, 13 May 2011 20:13:51 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/54/15/Companies-Open-Up-About-Golden-Parachutes CFO Pay Heads Up http://www.capartners.com/news/55/15/CFO-Pay-Heads-Up Sun, 01 May 2011 20:16:20 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/55/15/CFO-Pay-Heads-Up Median CEO Pay up 12% http://www.capartners.com/news/47/15/Median-CEO-Pay-up-12 Sat, 09 Apr 2011 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/47/15/Median-CEO-Pay-up-12 SEC Proposed Rules on Compensation Committee and Consultant/Adviser Independence http://www.capartners.com/news/46/15/SEC-Proposed-Rules-on-Compensation-Committee-and-Consultant-Adviser-Independence On March 30, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules directing the national securities exchanges to adopt listing standards related to the Compensation Committee and Consultant independence requirements of the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act”... Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:22:25 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/46/15/SEC-Proposed-Rules-on-Compensation-Committee-and-Consultant-Adviser-Independence Amgen Cuts Short-Term Metrics From LTI http://www.capartners.com/news/50/15/Amgen-Cuts-Short-Term-Metrics-From-LTI Katie Wagner interviews Eric Hosken on Amgen’s recent decision to eliminate one-year financial goals as benchmarks in its executives’ performance-based long-term incentive plan. Mon, 04 Apr 2011 05:37:19 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/50/15/Amgen-Cuts-Short-Term-Metrics-From-LTI SEC Final Rules on Say on Pay and SEC Timing Updates http://www.capartners.com/news/44/15/SEC-Final-Rules-on-Say-on-Pay-and-SEC-Timing-Updates On January 25, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted rules for the implementation of the Say on Pay and Say on Golden Parachutes provisions of Section 951 of the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act”. As... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 21:28:53 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/44/15/SEC-Final-Rules-on-Say-on-Pay-and-SEC-Timing-Updates FDIC and related Agencies propose rules under Dodd-Frank Reform Act relating to Incentive-based Compensation Arrangements http://www.capartners.com/news/43/15/FDIC-and-related-Agencies-propose-rules-under-Dodd-Frank-Reform-Act-relating-to-Incentive-based-Compensation-Arrangements On February 7th, the FDIC issued its proposed rules implementing Section 956 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The proposed rules, which build on principles/guidance previously announced by the Financial Stability Board (in September 2009) and... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 08:21:44 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/43/15/FDIC-and-related-Agencies-propose-rules-under-Dodd-Frank-Reform-Act-relating-to-Incentive-based-Compensation-Arrangements 2010 Proxy Season – Annual and Long-term Incentive Plan Performance Metrics and Vehicles http://www.capartners.com/news/42/15/2010-Proxy-Season-Annual-and-Long-term-Incentive-Plan-Performance-Metrics-and-Vehicles As a follow-up to the June and July 2010 CAPFlashes (Issues #7 and #9) Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) presents its final study from 2010 proxy disclosures on annual and long-term incentive practices for our research group of Fortune 500 companies.... Fri, 07 Jan 2011 13:55:19 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/42/15/2010-Proxy-Season-Annual-and-Long-term-Incentive-Plan-Performance-Metrics-and-Vehicles Director Compensation at the 100 Largest U.S. Public Corporations http://www.capartners.com/news/41/15/Director-Compensation-at-the-100-Largest-U-S-Public-Corporations We are pleased to present the 1st annual report on non-employee director (NED) compensation produced by Compensation Advisory Partners LLC (CAP). CAP regularly publishes research and articles focused on executive and director compensation, and related corporate governance issues, designated as... Wed, 22 Dec 2010 11:33:36 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/41/15/Director-Compensation-at-the-100-Largest-U-S-Public-Corporations ISS 2011 Policy Updates: Here Comes Say on Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/39/15/ISS-2011-Policy-Updates-Here-Comes-Say-on-Pay On November 19th, proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) issued voting policy updates that apply to shareholder meetings held on or after February 1, 2011. Notable policy updates related to compensation include the following: Sun, 05 Dec 2010 17:49:03 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/39/15/ISS-2011-Policy-Updates-Here-Comes-Say-on-Pay Some Companies Must Use SEC Proposal As ‘Final Rule’ for Say-on-Pay, Parachutes http://www.capartners.com/news/40/15/Some-Companies-Must-Use-SEC-Proposal-As-Final-Rule-for-Say-on-Pay-Parachutes Fri, 12 Nov 2010 08:20:33 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/40/15/Some-Companies-Must-Use-SEC-Proposal-As-Final-Rule-for-Say-on-Pay-Parachutes Senior Partner Testifies Before The Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) Hearing http://www.capartners.com/news/38/15/Senior-Partner-Testifies-Before-The-Congressional-Oversight-Panel-COP-Hearing Rose Marie Orens, Senior Partner, testified on executive pay at companies that received taxpayer assistance through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Mon, 08 Nov 2010 18:41:51 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/38/15/Senior-Partner-Testifies-Before-The-Congressional-Oversight-Panel-COP-Hearing SEC Proposed Rules on Say on Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/37/15/SEC-Proposed-Rules-on-Say-on-Pay On October 18, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released proposed rules for the implementation of the Say on Pay and Say on Golden Parachutes provisions of Section 951 of the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act”.... Fri, 05 Nov 2010 10:24:47 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/37/15/SEC-Proposed-Rules-on-Say-on-Pay A Practical Guide to the Dodd-Frank Act http://www.capartners.com/news/49/15/A-Practical-Guide-to-the-Dodd-Frank-Act Mon, 01 Nov 2010 05:34:46 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/49/15/A-Practical-Guide-to-the-Dodd-Frank-Act Forbes Leadership Highlights of the Week http://www.capartners.com/news/36/15/Forbes-Leadership-Highlights-of-the-Week Sun, 03 Oct 2010 20:15:25 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/36/15/Forbes-Leadership-Highlights-of-the-Week How Feinberg And The SEC Have Changed Executive Pay http://www.capartners.com/news/35/15/How-Feinberg-And-The-SEC-Have-Changed-Executive-Pay Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:10:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/35/15/How-Feinberg-And-The-SEC-Have-Changed-Executive-Pay Early Trends on Dodd-Frank http://www.capartners.com/news/27/15/Early-Trends-on-Dodd-Frank On July 21, 2010 President Obama signed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 into law. The legislation will affect all public companies and several provisions impact executive compensation. For a full discussion of the law’s implications... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:57:04 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/27/15/Early-Trends-on-Dodd-Frank Stronger Governance Practices http://www.capartners.com/news/26/15/Stronger-Governance-Practices Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) reviewed 2010 proxy disclosures for a sample of Fortune 500 companies. Our study includes 85 companies, representing seven industry groups. The industry groups we targeted include Consumer Products, Financial Services, Health Care, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, and... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 08:57:33 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/26/15/Stronger-Governance-Practices Analysis: Bank pay guarantees under spotlight as hiring returns http://www.capartners.com/news/25/15/Analysis-Bank-pay-guarantees-under-spotlight-as-hiring-returns Thu, 22 Jul 2010 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/25/15/Analysis-Bank-pay-guarantees-under-spotlight-as-hiring-returns Financial firms boost salaries, cut bonuses-survey http://www.capartners.com/news/20/15/Financial-firms-boost-salaries-cut-bonuses-survey Wed, 07 Jul 2010 10:30:18 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/20/15/Financial-firms-boost-salaries-cut-bonuses-survey Legislative Update http://www.capartners.com/news/18/15/Legislative-Update The House and Senate have agreed on a final version of the financial reform legislation now named the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act”. The Act is expected to be voted on this week in the House and... Thu, 01 Jul 2010 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/18/15/Legislative-Update 2010 Proxy Season: Changing Practices in Executive Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/17/15/2010-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”) reviewed 2010 proxy disclosure for the 2009 performance year for a sample of the Fortune 500 companies. Our study includes 85 companies, representing seven industry groups. The industry groups we targeted include Consumer Products, Financial Services,... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 20:07:58 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/17/15/2010-Proxy-Season-Changing-Practices-in-Executive-Compensation Pay Pressures Play Both Ways http://www.capartners.com/news/21/15/Pay-Pressures-Play-Both-Ways Tue, 01 Jun 2010 10:36:25 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/21/15/Pay-Pressures-Play-Both-Ways Eric Hosken Joins Compensation Advisory Partners http://www.capartners.com/news/19/15/Eric-Hosken-Joins-Compensation-Advisory-Partners Compensation Advisory Partners ( www.capartners.com ), an independent executive compensation consulting firm, today announced that Eric Hosken has joined the firm as Partner. Tue, 01 Jun 2010 08:42:06 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/19/15/Eric-Hosken-Joins-Compensation-Advisory-Partners Lowering the Bar on Performance http://www.capartners.com/news/24/15/Lowering-the-Bar-on-Performance Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:04:17 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/24/15/Lowering-the-Bar-on-Performance Paying bonuses whether it rains or shines http://www.capartners.com/news/22/15/Paying-bonuses-whether-it-rains-or-shines Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:39:04 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/22/15/Paying-bonuses-whether-it-rains-or-shines Compensation Consultants And Your Board http://www.capartners.com/news/16/15/Compensation-Consultants-And-Your-Board Today, almost any discussion of the current financial crisis brings up the topic of executive compensation. Additional legislation and oversight are forthcoming, and government intervention will likely have a lasting impact on how executives are paid. Thu, 15 Apr 2010 22:56:20 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/16/15/Compensation-Consultants-And-Your-Board Companies Advised to Conduct Reviews of How Risk Affects Incentive Programs http://www.capartners.com/news/15/15/Companies-Advised-to-Conduct-Reviews-of-How-Risk-Affects-Incentive-Programs Wed, 07 Apr 2010 18:57:59 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/15/15/Companies-Advised-to-Conduct-Reviews-of-How-Risk-Affects-Incentive-Programs Pay Limits Didn't Provoke Mass Exodus http://www.capartners.com/news/14/15/Pay-Limits-Didn-t-Provoke-Mass-Exodus Wed, 07 Apr 2010 18:47:18 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/14/15/Pay-Limits-Didn-t-Provoke-Mass-Exodus Obama pay czar to look back at Wall Street pay http://www.capartners.com/news/13/15/Obama-pay-czar-to-look-back-at-Wall-Street-pay Mon, 22 Mar 2010 18:44:04 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/13/15/Obama-pay-czar-to-look-back-at-Wall-Street-pay Some execs get 'pity' bonus http://www.capartners.com/news/12/15/Some-execs-get-pity-bonus Tue, 09 Mar 2010 18:41:22 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/12/15/Some-execs-get-pity-bonus How to Conduct an Incentive Compensation Risk Assessment http://www.capartners.com/news/10/15/How-to-Conduct-an-Incentive-Compensation-Risk-Assessment “Excessive risk taking” and “incentive compensation” entered day-to-day parlance with the onset of the financial crisis in 2008. “Excessive executive compensation” had been grabbing headlines since the mid ‘90s, but there was little focus on how a company’s incentive compensation... Mon, 01 Mar 2010 11:56:35 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/10/15/How-to-Conduct-an-Incentive-Compensation-Risk-Assessment Executive Compensation: Reforms Are Slowly Gaining http://www.capartners.com/news/11/15/Executive-Compensation-Reforms-Are-Slowly-Gaining Fri, 26 Feb 2010 18:35:16 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/11/15/Executive-Compensation-Reforms-Are-Slowly-Gaining Early Compensation Trends: 2010 Proxy Season http://www.capartners.com/news/9/15/Early-Compensation-Trends-2010-Proxy-Season 2009 was challenging as companies struggled to overcome the difficult economic environment. Now compensation committees are assessing company performance in 2009, making decisions on annual incentive payouts, and determining grants of long-term incentives. Committees are considering how to balance executive... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:04:32 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/9/15/Early-Compensation-Trends-2010-Proxy-Season Executive Pay Expert Says U.S. Unlikely to Adopt Bonus Tax http://www.capartners.com/news/6/15/Executive-Pay-Expert-Says-U-S-Unlikely-to-Adopt-Bonus-Tax Thu, 17 Dec 2009 17:42:10 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/6/15/Executive-Pay-Expert-Says-U-S-Unlikely-to-Adopt-Bonus-Tax Executive Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/7/15/Executive-Compensation Fri, 11 Dec 2009 18:22:43 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/7/15/Executive-Compensation Goldman’s Curbs on Bonuses Aim to Quell Uproar http://www.capartners.com/news/8/15/Goldman-s-Curbs-on-Bonuses-Aim-to-Quell-Uproar Thu, 10 Dec 2009 18:59:21 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/8/15/Goldman-s-Curbs-on-Bonuses-Aim-to-Quell-Uproar Former Mercer Team Launches Independent Executive Compensation Consulting Firm http://www.capartners.com/news/5/15/Former-Mercer-Team-Launches-Independent-Executive-Compensation-Consulting-Firm As part of an effort to enhance corporate governance standards, legislators, regulators and shareholders are calling for the Compensation Committees of corporate Boards of Directors to use independent consultants for advice on executive compensation matters. In response to this growing... Wed, 18 Nov 2009 08:30:00 -0600 http://www.capartners.com/news/5/15/Former-Mercer-Team-Launches-Independent-Executive-Compensation-Consulting-Firm Conference Board Task Force on Executive Compensation http://www.capartners.com/news/4/15/Conference-Board-Task-Force-on-Executive-Compensation In September, the Conference Board Task Force on Executive Compensation issued a report that sets forth guiding principles for executive compensation.  The Conference Board’s Task Force convened in March, 2009, during the worst days of the economic crisis.  Members were... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:48:36 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/4/15/Conference-Board-Task-Force-on-Executive-Compensation How Companies Handle Independence Issues http://www.capartners.com/news/3/15/How-Companies-Handle-Independence-Issues The initiatives discussed above in "Independence Standards for Compensation Consultants " will likely result in a higher standard of independence for compensation consultants.  None of the proposals, however, attempts to define these standards, leaving that job to the SEC. Compensation... Mon, 07 Sep 2009 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/3/15/How-Companies-Handle-Independence-Issues Independence Standards for Compensation Consultants http://www.capartners.com/news/2/15/Independence-Standards-for-Compensation-Consultants To enhance corporate governance standards, legislators and regulators are calling for Compensation Committees to use independent consultants as advisers on executive compensation matters.  Since June, 2009, two bills addressing consultant independence have been proposed in the House.  In addition, the... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.capartners.com/news/2/15/Independence-Standards-for-Compensation-Consultants