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Private Company Board Compensation 2021

By Private Company Director | Nov 23, 2021 | Read more

An article by CAP Partners, Bertha Masuda and Susan Schroeder, and Principal, Bonnie Schindler, was featured as the cover story for the October 2021 issue of Private Company Director magazine. This article reviews the results of the 2021 CAP-MLR Media survey of private-and family-company board compensation. It is timely information as the market is hot for attracting diverse and talented directors and private companies need to remain competitive.

The Largest Financial Planning Perks for NEOs

By Agenda | Nov 15, 2021 | Read more

Partner Kelly Malafis discusses financial planning perks for NEOs. Although executive perks overall are declining, the more common perk being offered to NEOs is financial planning services. According to Main Data Group, around just under thirty percent of companies in the S&P 500 provided some form of financial planning perquisite. Kelly Malafis explained that although perk allowances may make sense to some companies, there are benefits to carving out explicit financial planning benefits in their disclosures as it makes it easier to explain the rationale to shareholders.

Compensation Considerations in a Merger of Equals

By Bank Director | Nov 3, 2021 | Read more

Partner Kelly Malafis and Principals Shaun Bisman and Mike Bonner discuss compensation considerations when comparable banks merge as one. They note that developing the human capital strategy and compensation program at the pro forma bank is a key factor for the management teams and boards to consider. The newly executed compensation philosophy should guide how the bank pays its employees and a common approach for many merged banks to tie the team together is to provide a long-term incentive award.

ISS’ Annual Policy Survey Results

By Harvard Law School Forum | Nov 2, 2021 | Read more

Principal Shaun Bisman and Analyst Han Wen Zhang discuss ISS’ annual policy survey results. The global benchmark policy survey covers a wide array of issues including executive compensation, board meeting practices, and governance provisions. Key findings included that most respondents view the inclusion of ESG metrics as an appropriate way to incentivize executives and that for the 2021 proxy season mid-cycle changes to long-term incentive awards were viewed as a problematic response to the pandemic by ISS. Survey responses indicate investors favor more extensive disclosures on ESG issues and measuring compensation against long-term performance.

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