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.
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This report presents information on long-term incentives granted to executives at the 250 largest U.S. companies in the S&P 500. The report covers LTI grant types and usage by industry, equity mix, vesting and other award terms, performance plan characteristics, CEO LTI grant value mix, and performance measure adjustments for impact of currency fluctuations.
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