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Assessing Risk in Compensation Incentive Plans
Feb 08,2017

This article provides a framework from which to evaluate whether compensation incentive programs, including equity incentives, encourage appropriate and not excessive levels of risk-taking among employees. The article discusses risk in the context of pay mix, performance measures, performance and payout curves, goal setting certification of performance, and participant communications.

Grist Report: FAS 123(R) Equity Restructuring Provisions: More "Devil in the Details"
Aug 01,2006

Amid the turmoil in the stock markets, life goes on as companies prepare to make stock option awards on their normal granting cycle. But uncertainties about the value of each option, which in turn affect how many options each participant receives, complicate granting decisions compared to more tranquil market environments.

Can Stock Options Discourage Opportunism?
May 04,2021
Barbara Baksa

A new study shows that stock options can improve a company’s performance by serving as a check on executives’ misuse of company resources.

Trends: 2020 Aggregate Share-Based Compensation
Oct 13,2020
Jennifer Namazi

FW Cook publishes their 2020 report on Aggregate Share-Based Compensation, highlighting share usage trends for 300 sampled companies.

2 Reasons Multiday Averages Make Sense for Grant Sizing
Oct 06,2020
Barbara Baksa

Using a multiday average FMV to determine how many shares to grant can result in a more equitable stock compensation program and make forecasting share usage easier.

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Webcasts

Money Talks: Cash Awards
May 17,2017

The Role of Cash in a Global Equity Award Program

Top Trends in Equity Plan Design
Nov 09,2016

Find out the latest practices and trends in stock compensation!

Equity Awards: Creating Long-Term or Momentary Owners?
Jun 08,2016

Are the objectives of your company's equity plan being met?

Surveys & Studies

Executive Summary and Selected Results for the 2019 Domestic Stock Plan Design Survey
Mar 10,2020

Key trends in the design of restricted stock/unit, performance award, and stock option programs.

2018 Top 250 Report
Nov 13,2018

This 46th annual FW Cook Top 250 Report details the long-term incentive practices and trends of the 250 largest companies in the Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) 500.

The ClearBridge 100 Report
May 31,2018

This ClearBridge 100 Report presents findings on various executive compensation policies, including compensation recovery (clawback) policies, stock ownership guidelines and post-vesting holding requirements, anti-hedging policies and anti-pledging policies, and target compensation positioning philosophies. The ClearBridge 100 is comprised of 100 S&P 500 companies.

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