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Commentary & Opinion
Source: American Spectator
Once upon a time critics of corporate America complained that executive salaries were too high, and too often disconnected from the performance of the firm. Senior managers are making millions while the company loses...
Source: Seattle Times
Most commentary about exorbitant executive compensation tends to fit accepted niches. Three overarching factors caused the CEO-to-worker compensation ratio of 20-to-1 in 1965 and 30-to-1 in 1978 to skyrocket to 296-to-1 in 2013.
Source: Grand Rapids Business Journal
Almost everyone believes they are paid what they deserve unless they think they are under paid. In 40 years of compensation work, I never recall anyone saying they were paid too much. Some people will admit they are paid well,...
A few weeks ago someone posted the annual compensation of a single healthcare CEO in a social media forum. I forget which CEO and which forum, but I’ve seen this before and it is provocative.
May 1, 2015 Executive Pay GluttonySource: Bloomberg
Executive compensation is in the news again as the Securities and Exchange Commission gets ready to issue new guidelines on pay disclosures. As mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, the new rules are supposed to provide “greater...
April 23, 2015 Shareholder Engagement On Executive Compensation A Primer On The Why, When, Who And HowSource: Value Walk
As the 2015 proxy season enters the final stretch and shareholder votes are tabulated, calendar year public companies will be analyzing their Say-on-Pay outcome, lessons learned and next steps. While solid design and...
April 13, 2015 Why C.E.O. Pay Reform FailedSource: The New Yorker
This power, known as “say-on-pay,” became law in 2010, as part of the Dodd-Frank bill. In the wake of the financial crisis, which amplified anger about exorbitant C.E.O. salaries, reformers looking for ways to rein in the...
March 24, 2015 Does Coca-Cola Inc's CEO Deserve a 24% Raise'
The Motley Fool - Moreover the folks at shareholder activist group îAs You Sowî recently released their survey of the 100 Most Overpaid CEOs, which analyzed executive compensation using over 30 "red flag" indicators...
The National Catholic Reporter - Others, like Crosby, take a moral approach. As director of the Wisconsin/Iowa/Minnesota Coalition for Responsible Investment, a branch of the îInterfaith Center on Corporate...
March 13, 2015 Here's How To Fix The CEO Pay ProblemSource: Washington Post
We’re doing CEO pay wrong. Incentive pay -- compensation based on verifiable performance measures like stock price -- is on the rise. It’s supposed to help align executives’ interests with those of shareholders. Instead, it leads...
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