September 20, 2021

2021 Governance Updates: Getting ready for the Next Chapter

It is no surprise that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues dominated this year’s proxy season. But how did this year’s proxy season issues impact boards of directors? In this governance recap we focus on three areas: Shareholder Activism, Governance Trends in ESG, and Regulatory and Proxy Advisor developments.

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October 25, 2019

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance – Are Performance Shares Shareholder Friendly?

Since the early 2000s, executive compensation has experienced a secular shift toward performance shares—equity awards whose vesting is based on performance as opposed to time or service.

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March 15, 2017

2017 Global Trends in Corporate Governance

Farient Advisors, in conjunction with its partners in the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Network (GECN), a select team of premier independent advisory firms specializing in compensation and governance challenges, undertook an unprecedented study covering 17 countries spanning six continents to gather insights into global corporate governance practices in three broad categories: Executive Compensation, Board Structure & Composition and Shareholder Rights.

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