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December 21, 2015 Growth alone is not the answer

Source: Larry Checco

No one knows for sure what impact the Federal Reserve raising its interest rate from basically zero to one-quarter percent will have on the economy. One thing is for certain, however. Growth is every economist’s panacea for...[more]

November 19, 2015 Discretionary Executive Compensation Enhancements And Their Impact On The Say-On-Golden-Parachute Advisory Vote

Source: Mondaq

Under Item 402(t) of Regulation S-K, public companies are required to provide their shareholders with a non-binding vote to approve "golden parachute" compensation arrangements disclosed in their merger- and acquisition-related...

October 21, 2015 Here's why you should care about how CEOs get paid

Source: Fortune - Eleanor Bloxham

Paying CEOs in stock and options sounds innocent enough, but the temptation for them to boost share prices is too tempting to pass up.

September 24, 2015 What is fair pay for a chief executive?

Source: LA Times

First of all, no one begrudges chief executives being well-compensated for what must be a very challenging gig. It's not a job just anyone can do.

September 18, 2015 AFR Supports SEC Proposal To Recover Erroneously Awarded Executive Compensation

Source: ValueWalk

In the attached letter, AFR praises the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposal to require the recovery of erroneously awarded executive compensation as a condition for exchange listing.

September 15, 2015 CEO Pay Isn't All That Out of Whack If You Look at Real Data

Source: Entrepreneur

CEO pay is not the problem. If anything, executives, with some exception, are paid exactly what they're worth.

August 21, 2015 You can’t pay a good person too much

Source: Banking Exchange

I used to work for a bank president who said, “You can’t pay a good person too much.” That’s not a statement meant to be taken literally. But it’s an excellent guiding principle for executive compensation, especially today in...

August 13, 2015 Here's What the New CEO Pay Gap Rule Means for You

Source: Forbes

A new rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission will require thousands of public companies to publicly disclose the ratio between the compensation of a CEO to that of a “median” employee.

August 7, 2015 The big flaw in the SEC’s CEO pay-ratio rule

Source: Fortune

The U.S. government's new rule is a good idea, but the formula is flawed. Five years after it became law, the Securities and Exchange Commission has finally adopted a rule requiring public companies to disclose their CEO's pay as...

July 30, 2015 Opinion: Twitter spends 35% of revenue on stock-based compensation

Source: MarketWatch

Chalk up another winning quarter for Twitter, which continues to “innovate” by diluting shareholders’ stakes — that is, all shareholders other than the executives who run the company.

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