September 17, 2020

FEI Daily – The Push and Pull of Executive Bonuses and Bankruptcy

Nothing makes media headlines faster than jaw-dropping executive incentive payouts and/or retention bonuses paid prior to a company’s bankruptcy filing. Within this context, the impact of COVID-19 has been uneven across sectors and has contributed to poor performance across various industries.

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September 16, 2020

Directorship Magazine: The Most Important Dimension of Alignment- Why Share Ownership Matters as Much as Pay

If you look up Sheldon Adelson’s pay in the Las Vegas Sands Corp. proxy statement, you would see that he makes about $25 million per year as chair and CEO. About half of that sum is nominally at risk in his incentive
plan. Today’s S&P 500 CEOs typically have about 80 percent to 90 percent of their annual pay at risk. So, Adelson’s pay appears to be only modestly aligned with his performance. And yet he sees his personal net worth from company shares fluctuating on average by more than $1 billion per week.

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September 8, 2020

Leading Minds of Compensation – Robin Ferracone on Dodd-Frank

Dodd-Frank is celebrating its tenth anniversary of being signed into law. Robin Ferracone, founder and CEO of Farient Advisors, sat down with Chris Clark of the NACD Directorship to discuss what the legislation has accomplished, what it hasn’t yet achieved, and how it impacts executive compensation.

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September 8, 2020

Agenda: Time to Update Plans?

The pandemic has left companies with an array of business challenges to contend with, and compensation committees continue to discuss how to keep executive pay practices competitive while addressing issues impacting the greater workforce.

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September 8, 2020

Washington Post: Average CEO earnings soared to $21.3 million last year and could rise again in 2020 despite the coronavirus recession

Average CEO earnings soared to $21.3 million last year and could rise again in 2020 despite the coronavirus recession.

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