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August 2, 2013 New CEO and Senior Executive Compensation in Private Companies Report Released

Source: WatchList News

Chief Executive Group has announced the release of the new 2013-2013 CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report. This authoritative report contains compensation and best practices data from over 1200 private middle market...

July 25, 2013 Why CEO Pay Exploded Over The Last 20 Years

Source: Huff Post

An attempt nearly two decades ago to limit executive pay instead encouraged it to skyrocket, according to a new report by the Roosevelt Institute, a progressive think tank. From 1936 through 1950, executive pay barely changed and...

July 23, 2013 White Paper Urges Fix to CEO Pay Loophole to Protect Economy and Save Taxpayers Billions

Source: PR Web

The last three decades have seen a dramatic increase in pay for corporate executives while workers’ wages have only stagnated. What accounts for this disparity, especially in the wake of a massive financial crisis that many of...

July 2, 2013 Executive Pay by the Numbers

Source: NY Times

Here are the 200 most highly-paid chief executives at U.S. public companies in 2013. The list, compiled by Equilar, an executive compensation data firm, includes only those companies with revenue over $1 billion that had reported...

June 5, 2013 CEO Pay Still Hasn't Recovered From The Financial Crisis

Source: Business Insider

In a followup to their 2008 paper on CEO compensation, Xavier Gabaix, Augustin Landier, and Julien Sauvagnat just released a paper looking at how CEO compensation decreased and rebounded as a result of the crisis. The result...

February 12, 2013 High CEO Pay Relies On 'Self-Serving Myth': Report

Source: Huff Post

A new report undermines a common rationale for paying chief executives huge sums. The notion that CEOs will jump ship lured by the offer of better pay in another country is a "self-serving...myth," concludes research published...

February 7, 2013 Study: Firms that purport to value shareholders pay CEOs more

Source: EurekAlert

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Ever wonder why CEOs at poorly performing companies continue to receive exorbitant pay packages? According to a study from a University of Illinois labor professor, firms that trumpet how much they value...

November 28, 2012 Is The Boss Really Worth Their Pay The Good And The Bad Of CEO Salaries

Source: The Street

Consumers and investors alike are starting to question just how responsible companies are when it comes to the environment, social or governance (ESG) issues. In line with this, sustainably-minded investors are questioning the...

October 5, 2012 "Executive Compensation and Benefits Alert: Preparing for the 2013 Proxy Season"


Having reached the conclusion of the 2012 proxy season, we can report that approximately: •69 percent of say-on-pay proposals passed with more than 90 percent support; •21 percent passed with between 70.1 and 90 percent support;...

September 26, 2012 Who Are You? How Personal Background Affects CEO Pay

Source: Know Finance

CEOs are in the spotlight today. In a time of economic hardship, their outsized salaries make them targets of criticism and resentment. When their companies succeed, CEOs are celebrated, but when firms fail, these executives are...

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