A Collection of News, Views, and Resources

Filter by:


concrete buildings behind clouds in purple sky

Turnover at the Top: Are Boards Ready?

Boards are facing a potentially daunting challenge: an upsurge in executive turnover that could deprive companies of vital, experienced talent at a time of pivotal change. That was the finding of a newly published survey of nearly 200 U.S. public company board members conducted by Corporate Board…

Read More > 09.21.2023


NACD Directorship100 trophy with backdrop

Farient Advisors CEO Robin Ferracone Recognized As NACD Directorship 100 Honoree

Los Angeles, September 20, 2023 – Robin Ferracone, founder and CEO of executive compensation and corporate governance consultancy Farient Advisors, has been named to the annual National Association of Corporate Directors‘ 2023 NACD Directorship 100—the most influential peer-nominated…

Read More > 09.20.2023

In the News

6 jets parading toward clouds

Ethics, Compliance, and the Role of Compensation—Reuters Sustainable Finance Newsletter

Governance might not be the sexiest part of ESG, but companies are increasingly paying attention to issues like ethics and compliance when it comes to executive compensation metrics, says Farient ESG Leader Brian Bueno in a new brief whose data was cited in the Reuters Sustainable Finance newsletter. The bottom…

Read More > 09.20.2023


Farient Briefings: Ethics, Compliance, and the Role of Compensation

Ethics, Compliance, and the Role of Compensation Promote adherence or penalize for violations? More companies are linking Ethics & Compliance (E&C) measures to incentive compensation plans. The linkage helps solidify the importance of E&C policies to the market and especially employees, and in some cases, companies are…

Read More > 09.19.2023


Randi Caplan at Tsavo national park in front of giraffes

Making Every Summer Count

I have a love hate relationship with summer. By July, most of us are ready for a break, though traveling through the heat of summer amid crowds and inflated pricing has never been high on my list.  What’s important to me is adventure and how to keep the adrenaline pumping.

Read More > 09.15.2023


fighter jet flying over mountains

Ethics, Compliance, and the Role of Compensation

Fraud and other criminal or unethical activities can cause harm not only to corporate entities but to their shareholders, communities, and employees. When unethical business practices become engrained into corporate culture, they can bring down a whole sector or the entire economy. The sudden bankruptcy of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX…

Read More > 09.15.2023


What’s Up, Down This Proxy Season

What’s Up, Down This Proxy Season ESG initiatives are increasingly a divisive political issue. And proof was seen in voting results throughout the 2023 proxy season. Our 10-point analysis summarizes what shareholders focused on in a banner year for the number of proposals filed and voted on.

Read More > 08.31.2023


man asking a question in dark room

Proxy Season Recap: Nuanced Results for SOP, ESG Issues

The 2023 proxy season plugged along with more whimpers than roars. Most annual general meetings take place in public each year between January and June. Even though AGMs typically draw few shareholders, votes taken on proposals and director elections generate insights into the mood of investors—and as any seasoned director…

Read More > 08.30.2023


Jarret Sues Pitching Farient Advisors

Jarret Sues: A Professional Team Player

On any given weekend, Jarret Sues can be found coaching or cheering on his 8- and 10-year-old sons in the sport of the season. He also is a devoted golfer and a lifelong bowler. In high school and at Ohio’s Xavier University, Sues was a standout baseball…

Read More > 08.28.2023

In the News

low angle of large building, glass windows, and the sun and trees reflecting, signifying say on pay

As Say on Pay Support Rises, New Concerns Loom—Agenda

A big story this proxy season has been the seeming turnaround on Say on Pay votes, with investors approving more compensation plans than last year, ending a multi-year decline. But what does it mean? This Agenda article sheds light citing data from Farient’s research team and insights from ESG Leader…

Read More > 08.21.2023

In the News

Tower in Toronto

Shareholders ease pressure on CEO pay—Reuters

The continual decline in investor support for companies in Say-on-Pay votes has reversed this year, according to Farient data cited in this Reuters Sustainable Finance article. Some 70% of companies in the S&P 500 won support from at least 90% of votes cast on their executive compensation this year, up…

Read More > 08.16.2023


Summer Escapes

Summer Escapes For your OOO escapades: Elevate your leisure and indulge your intellect with the Farient team’s thoughtfully curated recommendations for what to watch, read, and listen to. During these dog days of summer, explore the virtual worlds our teammates are visiting in our second annual compilation.

Read More > 08.01.2023

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 45

© 2023 Farient Advisors LLC. | Privacy Policy | Site by: Treacle Media