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

May 6, 2010

Reuters – “Bailed Out Homebuilders Collect Fat Pay Checks While workers faced massive layoffs, housing execs raked in the dough”

Robin A. Ferracone is quoted in this article which attributes homebuilders’ outsized pay to a quirk of the industry: the involvement of founders and their sons.

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May 6, 2010 – “CBS Overpaid Moonves $28 Million, Says Study on CEO Pay”

In this article on excessive CEO pay, Robin A. Ferracone says, “Some of the misalignment between shareholder return and CEO pay arises from competition among companies. Compensation committees routinely peg a substantial portion of CEOs’ pay to competitors, often at the 75th percentile. That means that pay flows even when shares fall, so long as CEOs in the selected peer group do well.”

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April 15, 2010


Robin A. Ferracone is interviewed by Matt Andrejczak in this MarketWatch video, explaining that the majority of CEOs are not overpaid, and that few “outlier” CEOs are skewing public perception.

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April 13, 2010

With Proxy Season Upon Us, Robin A. Ferracone Publishes Timely Book On How to Evaluate and Determine Executive Compensation

In her new book, “Fair Pay, Fair Play: Aligning Executive Performance and Pay” (Jossey-Bass, April 2010), author Robin A. Ferracone addresses a growing need among boards, senior executives, HR, compensation professionals and investors for a new way to think about executive compensation.

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April 7, 2010

Farient Advisors Partners with The Conference Board Directors’ Institute

Farient Advisors has joined The Conference Board’s Governance Center as a sponsor of Directors’ Institute Roundtable forums. The forums enable board-level directors to stay abreast of trends in governance and meet the challenges of their unprecedented responsibility and accountability.

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