May 31, 2017

The Wall Street Journal – Female CEOs Earn More Than Male Chief Executives

Robin Ferracone, founder and CEO of Farient Advisors, discusses why female CEOs of S&P 500 companies are out-earning their male counterparts. “Boards don’t want to shortchange their female CEO in today’s environment, when pay equality is such an issue,’’ said Ferracone. So, they “err on the side of being generous.’’

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May 26, 2017

Washington Post – The surprising role where women consistently earn more than men

Eric Hoffmann, vice president of information services at Farient Advisors, speaks to The Washington Post about the gender pay gap impacting chief executives of S&P 500 corporations.

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May 16, 2017

Forbes – The Global Governance Landscape: How Will It Affect Your Company?

In the latest article for her Executive Pay Watch column on Forbes, Robin Ferracone, CEO of Farient Advisors, recaps her a recent panel in which she participated, “The Global Governance Landscape: How Will It Affect Your Company?”

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April 28, 2017

Agenda – Should Boards Cut Bonuses When the Company Faces a Big Fine?

Credit Suisse will face shareholders at its annual meeting today after investor outcry led executives at the bank to announce in April that they would cut their bonuses by 40%. Investors and proxy advisors were angry about performances issues as well as a $5.3 billion fine linked to certain mortgage practices in the U.S.

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March 23, 2017

Agenda – Predictive Modeling Changing the Future of Compensation

The growing use of total shareholder return (TSR) performance shares and the increased scrutiny of executive compensation plans by investors and proxy advisory firms have helped drive the increased use of analytics in executive compensation, experts say. Now, some boards are using analytics in the form of predictive modeling to stress test and improve the effectiveness of their executive compensation programs. Experts say predictive modeling can more accurately communicate to investors projected future payouts from company executive comp plans and satisfy concerns of proxy advisory firms that may be considering voting against them on future say-on-pay votes.

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