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7 Characteristics of Highly Effective Compensation Committees

By Directors & Boards, Second Quarter 2016 | Jun 23, 2016 | Read more
7 Characteristics of Highly Effective Compensation Committees was published recently in the Second Quarter, 2016 edition of Directors & Boards magazine. Margaret Engel , Partner, identifies the behaviors practiced by highly effective compensation committees, distinguishing them from less effective or even dysfunctional committees. CAP’s work with compensation committees at many companies provides a bird’s eye view on what works best.

Current Trends for Compensation Committees

By Directors & Boards, Second Quarter 2016 | Jun 23, 2016 | Read more
At mid-year, 2016 remains something of a puzzle for Compensation Committees. Key questions surround the state of the economy. Will it continue to slog along, revive more strongly, or dip into recession? How will the Presidential election in November affect the regulatory and legal environment around CEO and senior executive compensation? And how should the Committee continue to prepare for implementing the Dodd-Frank mandate to disclose the ratio of CEO pay to the median compensation of a company’s employees in 2017?

Goldman’s Compensation Plan Draws Record Shareholder Opposition

By Bloomberg | May 20, 2016 Read more
Partner Eric Hosken explains that negative Say-on-Pay vote recommendations from the two major proxy advisory firms can drive support down by as much as 30%

Will the U.S. Delay Your Bonus Several Years? Here's How to Tell

By Bloomberg | Apr 26, 2016 Read more
Senior Partner Rose Marie Orens weighs in on the complexity of the new proposed pay rules for covered financial institutions.

Bank Pay Rules in U.S. Seen Boosting Salaries, Slowing Hires

By Bloomberg | Apr 26, 2016 Read more
Senior Partner Rose Marie Orens explains that the new proposed pay rules for covered financial institutions come at a tough time and the rules are likely to lead to higher fixed costs among these institutions.

How Activist Investors Influence Compensation Program Design

By Kelly Malafis and Shaun Bisman | Apr 25, 2016 Read more
Partner Kelly Malafis and Principal Shaun Bisman explain how shareholder activism has significantly increased over the last several years and how activist engagement has had an impact on executive compensation plan design.

Selected CEO Perks Maintain Popularity

By Kelly Malafis | Mar 7, 2016 Read more
Partner Kelly Malafis discusses how compensation committees have developed disclosure highlighting the business rationale of providing perquisites to senior executives.

Activists Prey on TSR Woes

By Dan Laddin | Location: agendaweek.com | Feb 5, 2016 Read more
Partner Dan Laddin expects that compensation may be an additional focus for activist investors unless the market rebounds and suggests Boards challenge activists' arguments with a strong strategy.

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