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November 7, 2019

Over the years, human resources (HR) became a vital department for companies that are looking to protect themselves from criticism in the world of corporate governance. The chief human resources officer (CHRO) grew into a pivotal role within corporate boardrooms, shouldering the responsibility of ensuring that corporate culture remains optimal.


October 21, 2019

As the top financial expert of a corporation, chief financial officers (CFOs) can expect to handle and maintain the millions of dollars that move through an organization.


September 25, 2019


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Equity Compensation Trends, an Equilar publication, examines equity compensation design and granting practices to named executive officers (NEOs) at Equilar 500 companies over the last five fiscal years. The Equilar 500 is an index comprised of the largest US-based companies, by revenue trading, on one of the major U.S. stock exchanges. E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. provided independent commentary on the state of equity compensation and the many factors and risks that go into consideration when creating equity-based pay packages for NEOs.


Russell 3000 Boards Surpass 20% Female Representation

September 11, 2019

The Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI) has now increased for a seventh consecutive quarter. The percentage of women on Russell 3000 boards increased from 19.3% to 20.2% in Q2 2019. This acceleration once again moved the needle, pushing the GDI to 0.40, where 1.0 represents parity among men and women on corporate boards across the Russell 3000.


August 28, 2019


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General Counsel Pay Trends, an Equilar publication, analyzes the compensation of General Counsel (GC) disclosed in the SEC filings by Equilar 500 companies for the last five fiscal years. BarkerGilmore offered independent commentary to provide color on the shift in the role of the General Counsel in the last decade and how succession planning for top legal talent is critical in today’s corporate landscape.


Russell 3000 Moves Closer to Boardroom Equality

July 12, 2019

The Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI) has now increased for a sixth consecutive quarter. The percentage of women on Russell 3000 boards increased from 18.5% to 19.3% in Q1 2019. This acceleration once again moved the needle, pushing the GDI to 0.39, where 1.0 represents parity among men and women on corporate boards across the Russell 3000.


July 10, 2019


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CEO Pay Trends, an Equilar publication, analyzes the compensation data of chief executive officers at Equilar 500 companies over the last five fiscal years. The report analyzes trends surrounding the fluctuations in CEO salaries across industries and how companies award compensation. Meridian Compensation Partners provided commentary on the state of CEO pay and the many internal and external factors affecting the compensation landscape.


Median Pay Continued Steady Climb in 2018

May 24, 2019

Since 2011, Equilar has partnered with the Associated Press to publish a series of reports on CEO pay at U.S. public companies. Read highlights from this year’s study.


Tesla’s Elon Musk Captures Spotlight With $2 Billion Pay Package

May 24, 2019

For the 13th consecutive year, Equilar and The New York Times have partnered on a study of the highest-paid CEOs at U.S. companies.


April 10, 2019

Each year, the Equilar 100 examines CEO compensation at the largest companies by revenue to provide an early look at executive pay trends. The study includes companies that filed annual proxy statements before March 31, considered the “half-way” point in the annual proxy season...


March 13, 2019


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Executive Long-Term Incentive Plans, an Equilar publication, examines the performance metrics and periods associated with long-term incentive awards granted to CEOs, CFOs and other NEOs at companies in the Equilar 500. E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. added independent color and commentary to provide more detail into the structure of incentives and awards associated with performance.


March 7, 2019

The Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI) has now increased for a fifth straight quarter. The percentage of women on Russell 3000 boards increased from 18.0% to 18.5% in Q4 2018.


February 20, 2019


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Innovations in Proxy Design: The Compensation Discussion & Analysis, an Equilar Publication, analyzes the annual proxy statements and subsequent CD&As of companies in the Equilar 100—the top 100 U.S.-listed companies by revenue—over the last five fiscal years. DFIN has provided independent commentary for added context and color regarding specific proxy statement disclosures and how information is presented to the reader for consumption.


December 19, 2018


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Corporate Governance Outlook 2019, an Equilar publication, analyzed the proxy statements and shareholder voting results for Equilar 500 companies from 2014 to 2018. Donnelly Financial Solutions (DFIN) and Hogan Lovells offered independent commentary to provide context and color on companies’ approach to governance issues and shareholder engagement.


December 12, 2018

Russell 3000 Makes Strides Towards Boardroom Equality


December 5, 2018


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Director Pay Trends, an Equilar publication, analyzes the compensation of boards and committees across the Equilar 500. Meridian compensation Partners offered independent commentary with color and context on company structure of compensation for their boards of directors.


November 13, 2018

The Human Resources (HR) executive position has traditionally been tasked with equating short-term goals, such as talent management and its corresponding objectives...


October 31, 2018


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General Counsel Pay Trends, an Equilar publication, analyzes the compensation of General Counsels (GCs) disclosed in the SEC filings by Equilar 500 companies for the fiscal years of 2016 and 2017. BarkerGilmore offered independent commentary to provide color on the shift in the role of the General Counsel in the last decade and how succession planning for top legal talent is critical in today’s corporate landscape


October 10, 2018


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Board Composition and Director Recruiting Trends, an Equilar publication, analyzes public boards of directors as disclosed in annual proxy statements over the last five years. Georgeson, KPMG’s Board Leadership Center and Semler Brossy Consulting Group offered independent commentary to provide context as to how companies structure boards and recruit directors within the current corporate governance landscape.


October 9, 2018

When it comes to executive compensation, the focus is often placed on the chief executive officer (CEO), yet the buck doesn’t necessarily need to stop there.


August 28, 2018

Russell 3000 Continues Progress Toward Boardroom Equality


August 24, 2018


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Equity Compensation Trends, an Equilar publication, examines equity compensation design and granting practices of Equilar 500 companies over the last five fiscal years. E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. offered independent commentary to provide insight and context based on experience regarding how companies structure equity pay.


June 27, 2018


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CEO Pay Trends, an Equilar publication, analyzes the compensation data of chief executive officers at Equilar 500 companies over the last five fiscal years. Meridian Compensation Partners has provided independent commentary to help illustrate how compensation awards are structured and paid to Equilar 500 CEOs...


May 25, 2018

The New York Times recently published its coverage of the annual Equilar 200 study, which analyzes the largest pay packages awarded to CEOs ...


May 22, 2018

Since 2011, Equilar has worked together with the Associated Press on annual CEO pay studies. The most recent edition identified trends in compensation awards for CEOs...


May 09, 2018

For the second consecutive quarter, the Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI) moved closer to parity, as the percentage of women on Russell 3000 boards...


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