Executive Pay and Loyalty

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2015.April.29  SEC Proposes Pay-for-Performance Disclosure Rules
See: Pay for Performance Home PageSEC Release with Rule Proposal; SEC Press Release and Fact Sheet 
2015.April.18  "Are Companies Setting Challenging Target Incentive Goals?"
The answer from Pay Governance is "yes" based on its well-considered study of S&P 500 companies that "used EPS or Net Income as a metric for their annual incentive plan AND issued guidance on EPS for 2012 and 2013."

2015.Feb.26  Being Smart about CD&A Presentations 
Over the past several years, public companies have seen their proxy statement disclosure of executive compensation evolve from an exercise in thoroughness to a challenge about how best to convince shareholders that sound decisions effectuate a pay-for-performance regimen. The highest premiums attach to (1) starting with effective summaries, (2) including visual support, and (3) being proactive to defuse red flag items within the summary compensation table.  For some thought provoking ideas, see "Innovations in CD&A Design: A Proxy Disclosure Analysis- a joint report from Equilar and RR Donnelley.

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Topical Index

Loyalty Duties:


By Contract (e.g. non-competes)

By Geographic Area

By Law

Enforcement of Loyalty:

  Executive Compensation:



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"Executive Compensation - Governance, Securities, and Tax"

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