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.
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.
A new study shows that stock options can improve a company’s performance by serving as a check on executives’ misuse of company resources.
FW Cook publishes their 2020 report on Aggregate Share-Based Compensation, highlighting share usage trends for 300 sampled companies.
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.
The Role of Cash in a Global Equity Award Program
Find out the latest practices and trends in stock compensation!
Are the objectives of your company's equity plan being met?
Key trends in the design of restricted stock/unit, performance award, and stock option programs.
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.
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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