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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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The Jamaica Gleaner: Banks – Shareholders, Staff Want Greater Transparency into Individual Managers’ Earnings

The ‘say on pay’ tool is emerging as a major mechanism to balance those objectives by driving improved corporate governance through stronger shareholders oversight while curbing excesses in the quest to reward performance.

Read More > 02.01.2021

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Wall Street Journal: Insiders at GameStop, BlackBerry, LaCroix Maker Are Suddenly Sitting on Big Stock Gains

Pay consultants warn that tying compensation to all-or-nothing stock price triggers can result in awards based on short-lived market swings. A 10-day average can limit that risk, but longer averaging periods would be better, said Marc Hodak, a partner with executive-compensation consulting firm Farient Advisors LLC.

Read More > 01.29.2021


January 2021: Welcome to the Year of the Stakeholder

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Read More > 01.27.2021


BDO in the Boardroom Podcast: Robin Ferracone

Join BDO's Terry Adamson as he sits down with Robin Ferracone to discuss the expanding responsibilities that compensation committees are taking on. Robin is the founder and CEO of Farient Advisors and Chair of the Compensation Committee at Trupanion, Inc.,

Read More > 01.26.2021

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FEI Daily: Conscious Capitalism- The New Norm

FEI Daily spoke with Founder and CEO of Farient Advisors Robin Ferracone addresses how companies are prioritizing stakeholder value and recommendations on restructuring board processes.

Read More > 01.21.2021


Executive Compensation 2021: Back to the Future

Welcome to 2021. The first two weeks of January have certainly foreshadowed an eventful year to come. To ring in the New Year, Farient and our partners in the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Group (GECN Group) just published our newest research entitled 2021 and Beyond: Global Trends in Stakeholder Incentives.

Read More > 01.13.2021


December 2020: Global Trends in Stakeholder Incentives

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Read More > 12.27.2020


KPMG Board Insights Podcast: Executive compensation in 2020 and beyond

In this episode, KPMG BLC Senior Advisor Stephen Brown talks to Robin Ferracone, founder and CEO of Farient Advisors and a corporate board member, about how the events of 2020 are impacting executive compensation.

Read More > 12.22.2020

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Agenda: Investors Probe Covid ‘Pivot’ in Engagements

In early February, Macy’s Inc. hosted its annual Investor’s Day meeting at the New York Stock Exchange, which covered strategy talks and the retailer’s path forward after the previous year failed to meet expectations. The investor presentation referred to 2019 as a “challenging year for Macy’s,” but the company announced a new road map “to stabilize profitability” through cost reduction and reinvestments.

Read More > 12.21.2020

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Las Vegas Review-Journal: Gaming CEOs traded salaries for stocks. Their ‘gamble’ is set to pay off.

This past spring, as casino shutdowns prompted layoffs affecting thousands of Las Vegas casino employees, a number of Las Vegas-based casino company CEOs said they would voluntarily reduce or forgo their salaries to help their companies through challenging times.

Read More > 12.21.2020

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Pensions & Investments- Companies are committing to net-zero emissions and diversity

A separate report released Thursday by Farient Advisors, an independent compensation and corporate governance consulting firm, found that 2 out of 3 companies around the world tied executive compensation to stakeholders' ESG interests in 2020.

Read More > 12.19.2020

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