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Pay for Performance (P4P) & Incentive Plans

Pay for Performance (P4P) & Incentive Plans

Disclosure & SEC Regulations

Disclosure & SEC Regulations

Say on Pay & Proxy Voting

Say on Pay & Proxy Voting

Corporate Transactions

Corporate Transactions

Executive Compensation Benchmarking

Executive Compensation Benchmarking

Board Structure & Director Succession

Board Structure & Director Succession

Director Compensation

Director Compensation

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Special & Retention Awards

Special & Retention Awards


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Board Structure & Director Succession

Includes topics covering the composition of boards of directors, election and replacement of directors, and board governance issues such as leadership, director independence, mandatory retirement ages, and committee make-up.

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom

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Director Compensation

Includes topics focused on compensation related to boards of directors including equity holdings, retainers, and meeting fees.

2014 Board and Committee Fees Report

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Special & Retention Awards

Includes topics covering non-recurring executive and director awards including retention, multi-year, new hire, and make-whole awards.

CEO Retention Awards in the Financial Industry

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CEO Pay Rising for Both Genders
On May 16, 2015, Equilar announced the publication of the Equilar 200 CEO Pay Study in The New York Times...


CEO to Median Employee Pay Ratio Disclosure: 5 Key Considerations
In 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to propose a new rule under the Dodd-Frank...


The Impact of Say on Pay: Analyzing Changes Following a Failed 2013 Vote
One of the most significant impacts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Corporate Reform Bill was the requirement...

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Pay for Performance (P4P) & Incentive Plans

Includes topics covering annual incentive plans, long-term incentive plans, performance metrics, and pay for performance analyses.

Individual Performance in Annual Incentive Plans

Measuring Long-Term Performance: An Analysis of S&P 500 Equity Incentive Plan Metrics

Paying for Performance in the TSX Composite

Shareholder Value Transfer in the Technology Sector

Performance Metrics in Annual Incentive Plans

Inputs Matter -- A Comparison of Diverse Peer Group and Pay Models

An Early Look at Realizable Pay of Some of the Highest Paid CEOs

Creating a Great Pay for Performance Program

Pros and Cons of Total Shareholder Return

Behind-the-Scenes Look at Annual Incentive Plans

3 Key Product Updates to ISS and Glass Lewis Models for Pay for Performance

Renewed Focus on Performance Metrics Rigor in 2015


Disclosure & SEC Regulations

Includes topics covering legislative and disclosure-related content such as Dodd-Frank, CEO pay ratio rule, proxy advisory policy updates, and disclosure trends.

Advances in CD&A Design

SEC Proposes Pay Versus Performance Rule

Key Findings from the Equilar 100 Study, as seen in The New York Times

CEO to Median Employee Pay Ratio Disclosure: 5 Key Considerations

Standard Deviation in Standards: CEO Median Pay Ratio

March (and April) Madness Brings Large Quantities of Proxy Filings

2015 Investor Survey Deconstructing Proxy Statements — What Matters to Investors

Key Findings in 2015 Innovations in CD&A Design: A Proxy Disclosure Analysis

A Deeper Look into Apple’s Executive Compensation

Pay Equity Among Top 15 C-Suite Executives

2015 Innovations in CD&A Design: A Proxy Disclosure Analysis

Dodd-Frank Resource Center


Say on Pay & Proxy Voting

Includes topics covering Say on Pay and proxy-related votes such as shareholder proposals.

The Impact of Say on Pay: Analyzing Changes Following a Failed 2013 Vote

A Study of Changes from a Failed 2012 Say on Pay Vote

An Early Look at Proxy Voting Analytics

Outlook on 2013 Say on Pay Responses

Measuring Short-Term and Long-Term Performance in 2012

A Study of the Changes from a Failed 2011 Say on Pay Vote

Why Do Some Companies Defend a Failed Say on Pay Result?

2015 Investor Survey Deconstructing Proxy Statements

Say on Pay Tracker

Investor Guidelines


Corporate Transactions

Includes topics involving initial public offerings (IPOs), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), stock structure, and severance/change-in-control/retirement events.

Executive Compensation and Governance Considerations in the Initial Public Offering

Change-in-Control Equity Acceleration Triggers

Change-In-Control FAQ

Severance: Top 3 Considerations

New Details Regarding Shopify IPO

An Important Factor to Keep in Mind for IPOs – Stock Structure

Shake Shack Prepares for its IPO

Box’s IPO in Perspective

Big Week for Silicon Valley IPOs

A Look at Allergan’s Change-in-Control Policy

Halliburton, Baker Hughes Change-in-Control Analysis

Virgin IPO: Equilar Estimates Potential Value for Sir Richard Branson

Founder Awards in Spinoff Transactions


Executive Compensation Benchmarking

Includes topics covering executive compensation benchmarking and its components including CEO pay lists, base salaries, benefits and perks, nonqualified deferred compensation, and pension.

Key Compensation Trends for CEO to Executive Chairman Transitions

In With the New – Compensation of Newly Hired Chief Executive Officers

Fortune 100 CEO Aircraft Perquisite Analysis

2014 COO Pay Strategies

2014 Equilar Top 200 Highest Paid CEO Rankings

TSX Energy Industry: A Look at CEO Compensation

2014 New York Times 100 Highest-Paid CEOs

Paying the Newly Hired CFO: A Compensation Analysis

2013 TSX 60 Peer Group Study

Equity Vesting Schedules for S&P 1500 CEOs

Paying the New Boss: Compensation Analysis for Newly Hired CEOs

2013 New York Times 100 Highest-Paid CEOs

Executive Compensation Benchmarking: 5 Important Considerations

Realizable and Realized Pay FAQ

Shareholder Value Transfer (SVT) FAQ

CEO Pay Rising for Both Genders

American Airlines CEO Earns a Zero Base Salary

Google’s CFO Hire Makes a Big Splash in Executive Compensation

Domino’s Proxy Statement – That’s a Big Pizza Pie

Certainties of Life: Tax Gross-Ups

NPR Planet Money on “Board Games” – A Look at Compensation

Paying for Protection – CEO Security Perquisite

What Type of Benefits & Perquisites Are Companies Providing to Executives?

2014 General Counsel Compensation Report

Equilar Leaderboard


Board Structure & Director Succession

Includes topics covering the composition of boards of directors, election and replacement of directors, and board governance issues such as leadership, director independence, mandatory retirement ages, and committee make-up.

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom


Director Compensation

Includes topics focused on compensation related to boards of directors including equity holdings, retainers, and meeting fees.

2014 Board and Committee Fees Report


Corporate Governance

Includes topics related to policies governing corporations such as succession planning, clawbacks, conflicts of interest, and consultants.

2014 Consultant League Tables

2013 Consultant League Tables

What Are Compensation Implications When Transitioning from CEO to Executive Chair?

2015 Compensation and Governance Outlook Report

Glass Lewis Proxy Paper Notification


Special & Retention Awards

Includes topics covering non-recurring executive and director awards including retention, multi-year, new hire, and make-whole awards.

CEO Retention Awards in the Financial Industry


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New York Times - 100 Largest Company CEOs


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The New York Times recently published its coverage of the Equilar 200 Highest-Paid CEO Rankings, an analysis of the top paid CEOs at public U.S. companies with at least $1 billion in fiscal year-end market cap....

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Recent


CEO Pay Rising for Both Genders
On May 16, 2015, Equilar announced the publication of the Equilar 200 CEO Pay Study in The New York Times...

Why Do Some Companies Defend a Failed Say on Pay Result?
The years since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act have seen increasing...


CEO to Median Employee Pay Ratio Disclosure: 5 Key Considerations
In 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to propose a new rule under the Dodd-Frank...


The Impact of Say on Pay: Analyzing Changes Following a Failed 2013 Vote
One of the most significant impacts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Corporate Reform Bill was the requirement...