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NACD Board Talk: Compensation Experts Exchange Insights on ESG, Planning Amid Turbulence

Each February, board compensation committees typically evaluate the prior year’s business performance and individual executive contributions. Up for review are whether or not targets were hit and how executive compensation compares to peers. What better time to bring together a group of compensation experts to discuss the latest trends in the pay arena?

Read More > 03.09.2021

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Agenda: Climate-Linked Incentive Metrics Expected to Heat Up

Companies and boards are increasingly interested in sustainability issues, since they are closely linked to their future financial success, says Eric Hoffmann, Farient Advisors’ vice president of information services and technology solutions. Moreover, states are beginning to pass laws restricting greenhouse gas emissions that will take hold in the not-too-distant future. “Companies are having to react to that,” he says.

Read More > 03.08.2021


Interview: Robin Ferracone and Bob Zukis Talk Systemic Risk and Stakeholders

In an interview, Robin Ferracone and Bob Zukis discuss systemic risk and stakeholders.

Read More > 03.03.2021


February 2021: Are You Asking the Right Questions in the “Year of the Stakeholder?”

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Read More > 02.27.2021

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Bank Director: On ESG, Walk Before You Run

Covid-19 and last year’s protests over racial injustice added to the mounting pressure corporations face to make progress on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues — but banks may be further ahead than they believe.

Read More > 02.22.2021

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Financial Advisor IQ: ‘Peculiar Year’ for CEO Pay at Morgan Stanley, Wells, BofA: Comp Consultant

It was “a very interesting environment in banking because interest rates were so low, yet the stock market went down, and up again, and ended up being pretty robust,” says Robin Ferracone, CEO and founder of Farient Advisors, an executive compensation firm.

Read More > 02.22.2021

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Bloomberg: CEO Charged With Choking Woman Garners Board Support, Not Rebuke

Sonic shares have more than doubled since then, making David Smith’s options worth about $11.2 million were he to exercise them today. That’s nearly three times what he would have earned had he met his target for the original stock grants, according to Dayna Harris, a partner at executive compensation firm Farient Advisors.

Read More > 02.18.2021


In the Year of the Stakeholder: Getting Skin in the Game

I am convinced that focusing on stakeholder wellbeing and creating a level of accountability through incentives will have long-term benefits for everyone. As we focus on doing right by stakeholders, we can all help maintain a healthy economy, expand opportunities and protect our planet.

Read More > 02.17.2021

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Wall Street Journal: Eli Lilly Doesn’t Plan to Claw Back Past Pay From Former CFO

The loss of bonuses and other incentive compensation is expected in cases such as this one, said Robin Ferracone, chief executive of Farient Advisors LLC, a compensation consulting firm.

Read More > 02.10.2021

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BBC: Why CEOs make so much money

Robin Ferracone, CEO of Farient Advisors, an international executive-pay consultancy, agrees with these "price-driven" salaries. "If you have a good CEO, the multiplier effect can be huge," she says. "So, in principle, median pay for median performance and high pay for high performance makes sense."

Read More > 02.02.2021


Use of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Metrics in the S&P 500

When Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is used as an incentive measure, it is most often part of a weighted scorecard or a weighted measure up to approximately 20% of STI

Read More > 02.02.2021

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Agenda: Employees Watching Exec Pay, Consultants Say

Robin Ferracone, CEO of Farient Advisors and a director on the board of Trupanion, says that directors were more focused through 2020 on the health and well-being of their employees and are now turning their attention to shareholder concerns.

Read More > 02.01.2021

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