Through its research, blogs, and commentary, Farient is driving the conversation on executive compensation and governance issues.

October 18, 2021

Wall Street Journal – Today’s Tech Founders Don’t Just Own the Company. They’re Also Getting Huge Pay Packages.

For years, Silicon Valley was known as a place where leaders often bucked American corporate customs when it came to pay. Rather than receiving large stock grants and salaries, company founders like Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon. com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos took little or nothing. Instead, they benefited from the rising value of stock they got by starting their companies.

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October 6, 2021

Agenda – The Largest Equity Grants of 2020

A year that included both a market recession and a rebound, 2020 saw equity compensation for named executive officers increase by 3.7% at companies in the S&P 500.

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October 6, 2021

Farient Advisors CEO Robin Ferracone Named to Prestigious 2021 NACD Directorship 100 List

New York, N.Y., October 6, 2021 – Robin Ferracone, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Farient Advisors, a leading independent executive compensation, performance and corporate governance advisory firm, has been named to the 2021 National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Directorship 100.

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October 6, 2021

NACD – DE&I Metrics in Executive Incentives: Diagnose the Issues, Measure Performance

By: Robin Ferracone

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October 1, 2021

Agenda – SEC Issues the ‘Most Meaningful’ Updates to Proxy Voting Disclosure in Decades

This week, SEC commissioners in a four-to-one vote proposed a rule broadening the type of investors required to publicly disclose their “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” votes on executive compensation plans, marking the first time that investors such as hedge funds and endowments have been required to disclose say-on-pay votes. In the same rulemaking, the SEC also proposed amending the disclosures funds make about their votes on shareholder and management proposals. If approved, the disclosures would be made in a predetermined format, unlike the current disclosures that vary immensely from fund firm to fund firm and even from fund to fund in the same complex.

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