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

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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March 21, 2017

Forbes – Executive Compensation Commands Board Committee Expertise

In the latest entry of her column, Executive Pay Watch, Farient CEO Robin Ferracone discusses the role boards play in determining executive compensation with Peter R. Gleason, CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

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March 16, 2017

FCPA Blog – Finding perverse incentives is hard, fixing them can be harder

Identifying perverse incentives within a company can prove difficult, and can be even more challenging when found. Partner Marc Hodak shares how to prevent these issues, and well as what to do to find and correct them in the final part of his five-part series.

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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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