Executive Compensation Benchmarking

Market leading data solutions to address the most prevalent executive compensation benchmarking challenges.

Equilar Insight sets the industry standard for effective executive compensation benchmarking. Top 5 proxy data and Equilar Top 25 Survey provide for the most comprehensive, accessible and unbiased solutions in the market.

Equilar is the trusted data source for the world’s largest public and private companies, compensation consultants, institutional investors and major proxy advising firms.

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Top 5 Proxy

The Equilar Top 5 Proxy solution offers the most accurate and up-to-date database of SEC–disclosed executive compensation data. Equilar combs through information from each public company to provide a simple, instant download for your use.

Intuitive and easy to use, Top 5 Proxy data saves you time and resources in the arduous task of benchmarking top executive staff.

Key Features

  • Superior data quality that is screened through three rounds of quality and accuracy checks

  • Drill down into the source document with SureSource™ SEC EDGAR Technology

  • Benchmark with more than 15,000 Top 5 Proxy executives from 5,000 companies including Russell 3000 companies

  • View summary statistics covering cash and equity awards, performance incentives, vesting and metrics

  • Filter data by company size, location, industry and other criteria

  • Customize data aging, amortization and regression

Top 25 Survey

The Equilar Top 25 Survey is the industry’s largest survey, providing a complete pay picture to help accurately compensate your executives. With 1,200 public and private companies participating in the 2019 database, Top 25 Survey is the most comprehensive executive compensation survey available.

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Equilar TrueView (ETV) seamlessly integrates high quality, verifiable data from Top 5 proxy data with the large database of the Top 25 Survey. Combined together using the same SEC disclosure guidelines for proxy data, ETV provides an unrivaled single reliable data source.

Using Top 5 Proxy data alone may provide a relatively small sample size for many executive positions, resulting in a significant bias in pay analyses. pdf icon Download Factsheet

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Disclosure Search

The Equilar Disclosure Search is the most comprehensive solution to accurately examine SEC public disclosures. The accessible interface allows you to search within all publicly disclosed SEC forms using a variety of filters. Results are displayed in excerpt form with the ability to click on a link to open the actual disclosure and the exact location of your search term.

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Real-Time Data Updates

The Equilar database is continually updated with the latest SEC filings (e.g. 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, DEF 14A, and S-1’s). All published data is thoroughly screened through three rounds of quality and accuracy checks.

To further provide data quality assurance, SureSource™ SEC EDGAR Technology allows you to drill down into the source document. We stand behind the quality of our data.

Equilar Executive Compensation Brochure

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