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Apollo Taps ex-SEC Chief Clayton in Board Overhaul

By Reuters | Feb 18, 2021 | Read more

Partner Dan Laddin weighs in on Jay Clayton’s high compensation as lead independent director, noting that it is more akin to that of a non-executive chairman. Clayton is one of the most high profile additions to Apollo and reflects the firm’s recent effort to strengthen its corporate governance.

A Critical Look at Pandemic-Related Executive Compensation Changes

By Compliance Week | Feb 17, 2021 | Read more

Highlights from Principal Shaun Bisman and analyst Theo Allen’s analysis of select broad-market COVID-19 executive compensation actions and their corresponding commentary from ISS are summarized by Compliance Week. Among the key findings is ISS’s critical stance on special one-time awards, upward adjustments to payouts and reductions in performance-based long-term incentives. Bisman and Allen warn that it is imperative that companies have compelling rationales to support their decisions.

Special Awards Garner New Proxy Advisor Scrutiny

By Agenda | Feb 16, 2021 | Read more

Senior analyst Whitney Cook explains that ISS’s assessment of Covid-related changes is highly correlated to concern level. Examples from CAP’s recent analysis (by Principal Shaun Bisman and analyst Theo Allen) on ISS’s assessments since the revisions to its governance rating methodology further support the observation.

Events See All

  • Feb 25, 2021

    Leading Minds of Compensation


    Partner Kelly Malafis will speak at NACD’s popular compensation forum. The virtual panel discussion and Q&A bring together compensation experts and compensation committee members…

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