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

January 18, 2022

Agenda – SEC Guidance on Exec Comp Puts More Pressure on Boards

Companies set to give stock option awards to executives ahead of a significant corporate announcement should take notice of new guidance from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that additional disclosures are needed in such cases. The announcement puts further pressure on directors to be transparent and detailed about executive compensation matters in their filings to the authorities and investors.

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January 12, 2022

Reuters – Like it or Not, Dodd-Frank Clawback Rule Coming

The SEC under the leadership of Chair Gary Gensler is expected to move forward with unfinished Dodd-Frank executive compensation rules, including so-called clawback rules.

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January 4, 2022

NACD – Directors Grapple with Tying Incentives to Climate Goals Under Mounting Investor Pressure

In the fall of 2021, NACD, with co-founding partner Farient Advisors and Weil, Gotshal & Manges, brought together compensation committee chairs from Fortune 500 companies to discuss investors’ increasing demands for compensation committees to tie pay and performance metrics to climate goals.

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December 14, 2021

NACD – Governance Leaders Discuss Diversity, Innovation as They Look to 2022

Reflecting on the past year and preparing for a new one filled with novel challenges regarding strategy; innovation; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and more, NACD gathered directors and governance experts last month to discuss the topics that are top of mind for boards.

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December 7, 2021

Powering Business Away From Climate Risk

Recently, Farient Partner Dayna Harris had a chance to participate on a National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Climate Risk panel with Britt Ide. Britt is on the boards of NorthWestern Energy.

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