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Putting The Long-Term Back Into Long-Term Incentives

There has always been tension between making long-term incentives both motivational and competitive, while at the same time aligning pay design with the longer-term interests of shareholders. Thus is the case with performance and vesting periods. Shorter periods are considered to be good for the talent (motivational and competitive), while…

Read More > 06.28.2016


Interview: Pay For Performance Alignment: Total Shareholder Value Vs. Economic Value Added

In the interview, “Pay For Performance Alignment: Total Shareholder Value Vs. Economic Value Added,” Robin Ferracone, CEO of Farient Advisors, interviews Bennett Stewart, founder of EVA Dimensions, about total shareholder return (TSR), economic value added (EVA), and other value-driving performance metrics to better understand the trade-offs among them.

Read More > 03.07.2016


SEC Finalizes Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule: Next Steps for Issuers

On August 5, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), by a 3-to-2 vote, adopted a final rule requiring companies to disclose the pay ratio between their chief executive officer and their median paid employee, as mandated by Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”).

Read More > 08.07.2015


Forbes – “What The SEC’s Proposal On Pay For Performance Means For Companies Going Forward”

Finally, after five years of waiting, the SEC issued new rules a few weeks ago on the link between pay and performance disclosure. Farient takes a closer look at the SEC’s pending pay for performance rule to determine whether these rules are reasonable and what they’ll mean for companies going forward.

Read More > 05.18.2015


Farient Advisors Point of View—Implications of the Proposed SEC Pay for Performance Disclosure Rules

On April 29, the SEC proposed rules, in accordance with Section 953(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 that will require companies to disclose the relationship between compensation “actually” paid to executives and the financial performance of the company. Rules at a Glance The…

Read More > 05.06.2015


Farient Advisors Increases Global Reach as Founding Member of Global Governance and Executive Compensation Network

New York, N.Y., April 9, 2015 – Farient Advisors, a leading independent executive compensation and performance consulting firm, announced today the launch of the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Network (GECN), with Farient as the founding member representing the United States. The GECN brings together a select…

Read More > 04.09.2015


Three Predictions for Proxy Season 2015

Proxy Season 2015 More specifically, what will be the trends and hot governance topics that will make headlines this year? As part of the Farient leadership team, we have identified three areas to watch in 2015: 1) corporate goal-setting and whether those goals are sufficiently rigorous and effectively communicated to…

Read More > 01.21.2015


Will Target’s New CEO Bring Holiday Cheer for Shareholders?

Target’s aggressive bid to boost profits with its earliest ever Black Friday sale – starting Thanksgiving Day – is one more signal of the retailer’s holiday wish to redeem itself this season.  And it has good reason for needing a reboot.  Target’s growth stumbled as its push into…

Read More > 12.21.2014


Forbes – “Will Target’s New CEO Bring Holiday Cheer for Shareholders?”

Target’s New CEO has proven track record has potential to prove long term business performance for the retailer. Read on Forbes   Tweet…

Read More > 12.17.2014


Why Human Resources Executives Can Be The Stewards Of Compensation

A Q&A with DHR International and Farient Advisors On November 4, 2014, Jerry McGrath, DHR International’s Global Human Resources Practices Leader, invited me to join him at the Harvard Club in New York City for a Chief Human Resources Officers (CHRO) executive breakfast. With…

Read More > 12.07.2014


Forbes – “Why Human Resources Executives Can Be The Stewards of Compensation”

Robin Ferracone discusses the current role of human resource professionals in guiding executive compensation with Jerry McGrath, DHR International’s Global Human Resources Practices Leader. Read on Forbes…

Read More > 12.02.2014


Peer Group Impact: How Netflix Mixed Retail and Content to Become a Media Darling

Looking at Netflix by the numbers is impressive. This summer, the streaming video service reached the 50-million subscriber mark, reporting more than 1.3 billion in second-quarter revenue. That’s up nearly 40 percent from the same period last year, garnering tremendous attention from the business press. It’s clear that Netflix has…

Read More > 08.28.2014

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