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December 30, 2014 Fund manager: Why Coca-Cola has lost its way

Source: USA Today

David Winters may not be Coca-Cola's (KO ) biggest investor, but he is probably the loudest. Earlier this year, Winters, whose investment group Wintergreen Advisers owns over $100 million in Coke stock lambasted the beverage...

December 26, 2014 Executive Compensation Continues to be a Hot Button Compliance Issue for Charitable Organizations

Source: JD Supra

Over the last decade, the IRS has assumed a broader role in the governance of tax-exempt organizations and embraced the view that transparency leads to tax compliance. Nowhere is the IRS s approach more evident than in the area...

December 23, 2014 Highest-paid U.S. oil executive loses $46 million in future pay

POWER SOURCE - With crude at $75 a barrel â the price Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said will be the average during the first quarter of 2015 â 19 U.S. shale regions wouldnât be profitable, according to data compiled...

December 17, 2014 Coca Cola Investor Wants CEO Replaced, Faults Executive Pay

Source: The Street

Mutual fund Wintergreen Advisers LLC stepped up its 10-month-old activist campaign at Coca-Cola (KO) on Monday, raising concerns about the soda giant's "failed" acquisitions, "bad" compensation plans and weak governance.

December 15, 2014 Executive pay should reflect firms’ ESG goals

Source: FT Adviser

Investors expect corporate executives to be compensated based on their company’s financial performance. With increased awareness around responsible investment however, investors have begun to see not only the risks but also the...

December 12, 2014 The Sony hack and the perils of keeping salaries so secret

Source: Washington Post

The hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment should be a wake-up call to corporate leaders everywhere. About cyber-security, of course, and the extraordinary mandate they have to protect sensitive corporate documents and employee...

November 13, 2014 Executive pay - If you hire them, pay will come

Source: The Economist

But if, as a chief executive, you want to earn more, then it makes sense to hire a compensation consultant. That is the conclusion of a new academic paper from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University. Previous studies...

November 12, 2014 More Transparency, More Pay for C.E.O.s

Deal Book - Many of the îconsultantsî, like Towers Watson, îMercerî and Aon Hewitt, offered multiple services in addition to îconsultingî on compensation. As a result, the S.E.C. theorized that...

October 31, 2014 Does Shareholder Scrutiny Affect Executive Compensation? Evidence from Say-on-Pay Voting

Source: Value Walk

As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, public firms must periodically hold advisory shareholder votes on executive compensation (“say on pay”). We examine how firms change the structure and level of executive pay when they...

October 21, 2014 Shareholder ‘No’ Votes on Pay Show Uptick

Source: CFO

A new report on the 2014 proxy season show a rise in the number of executive compensation plans that failed to receive majority shareholder support.

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