February 22, 2021

Bank Director: ESG- Walk Before You Run

Covid-19 and last year’s protests over racial injustice added to the mounting pressure corporations face to make progress on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues — but banks may be further ahead than they believe.

Read More

February 22, 2021

Financial Advisor IQ: ‘Peculiar Year’ for CEO Pay at Morgan Stanley, Wells, BofA: Comp Consultant

It was “a very interesting environment in banking because interest rates were so low, yet the stock market went down, and up again, and ended up being pretty robust,” says Robin Ferracone, CEO and founder of Farient Advisors, an executive compensation firm.

Read More

February 18, 2021

Bloomberg: CEO Charged With Choking Woman Garners Board Support, Not Rebuke

Sonic shares have more than doubled since then, making David Smith’s options worth about $11.2 million were he to exercise them today. That’s nearly three times what he would have earned had he met his target for the original stock grants, according to Dayna Harris, a partner at executive compensation firm Farient Advisors.

Read More

February 10, 2021

Wall Street Journal: Eli Lilly Doesn’t Plan to Claw Back Past Pay From Former CFO

The loss of bonuses and other incentive compensation is expected in cases such as this one, said Robin Ferracone, chief executive of Farient Advisors LLC, a compensation consulting firm.

Read More

February 2, 2021

BBC: Why CEOs make so much money

Robin Ferracone, CEO of Farient Advisors, an international executive-pay consultancy, agrees with these “price-driven” salaries. “If you have a good CEO, the multiplier effect can be huge,” she says. “So, in principle, median pay for median performance and high pay for high performance makes sense.”

Read More