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By Eric Hosken and Daniel Laddin | Location: New York, NY | Jul 1, 2010 | Download as PDF
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...[ More ]
By Melissa Burek, Margaret Engel, Kelly Malafis and Harsha Raghunath | Location: New York, NY | Jun 29, 2010 | Download as PDF
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,...[ More ]
By Melissa L. Burek | Location: New York, NY | Apr 15, 2010 | Download as PDF
Today, almost any discussion of the current financial crisis brings up the topic of executive compensation. Additional legislation and oversight are forthcoming, and government...[ More ]
By Rose Marie Orens and Kelly Malafis | Location: New York, NY | Mar 1, 2010 | Download as PDF
“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...[ More ]
By Kelly Malafis and Daniel Laddin | Location: New York, NY | Feb 17, 2010 | Download as PDF
2009 was challenging as companies struggled to overcome the difficult economic environment. Now compensation committees are assessing company performance in 2009, making...[ More ]
By Margaret Engel | Location: New York, NY | Sep 28, 2009 | Download as PDF
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...[ More ]
By Margaret Engel | Location: New York, NY | Sep 7, 2009 | Download as PDF
The initiatives discussed above in "Independence Standards for Compensation Consultants " will likely result in a higher standard of independence for compensation consultants....[ More ]
By Margaret Engel | Location: New York, NY | Aug 17, 2009 | Download as PDF
To enhance corporate governance standards, legislators and regulators are calling for Compensation Committees to use independent consultants as advisers on executive...[ More ]

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