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February 12, 2018

Agenda: Tesla Pay Plan Offers Big Vision: Experts

Elon Musk

By Melissa J. Anderson February 12, 2018

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January 17, 2018

How to Align Executive and Corporate Board of Directors’ Interests


Investors and corporate board of directors want to ensure that the interests of executives and shareholders are aligned over the long term. The instruments most used to create this alignment are ownership requirements and post-vesting/exercise holding periods. In this Farient Brief, we explore post-vesting and exercise holding period policies for companies in the S&P 500.

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December 19, 2017

Agenda – GE to Overhaul Pay as Part of Turnaround Plan

By Melissa J. Anderson December 11, 2017

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December 1, 2017

Gender Diversity on Boards: Reaching Gender Parity


If you’ve been following Farient’s series of Briefs regarding gender diversity on boards, we think you will agree we have highlighted some interesting facts. First, the representation of women board members varies significantly among industries. Second, although the percentage of women directors on public company boards is increasing, our most recent Brief shows that this has been accomplished primarily through newly added board seats versus replacing men who hold current seats. The question is why are companies adding board seats rather using vacated seats to increase board diversity? This Brief focuses on some of the reasons companies are using this approach to gender diversity on boards rather than replacing existing board members.

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November 15, 2017

The CEO Pay Ratio Checklist

Despite the CEO Pay Ratio being on the chopping block since the beginning of 2017, the reality is that it is here to stay for the near future. This means boards of directors, human resources (HR) groups and management teams need to be ready to include it in their 2018 Compensation, Discussion and Analysis.

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