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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.

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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.

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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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Equity Design Ideas to Align Outcomes with Objectives

Aug 18,2020 | Jennifer Namazi

Equity design ideas aimed at avoiding undesirable outcomes and better alignment with plan objectives.

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Market Volatility and Burn Rates

Mar 17,2020 | Barbara Baksa

How depressed stock prices can burn through your plan reserve and strategies to contain share usage.

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Pay-for-Performance at Smaller-Cap Companies

Jan 02,2020 | Jennifer Namazi

Willis Towers Watson reports findings on CEO pay-for-performance across small cap companies.

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Trends in Director Stock Compensation and Ownership Guidelines

May 23,2019 | Jennifer Namazi

Learn more about which trends are emerging in compensation and stock ownership guidelines for U.S. non-employee directors.

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Cryptocurrency Compensation: The Next Big Thing?

Mar 22,2019 | Jennifer Namazi

Virtual token compensation is beginning to gain traction within emerging companies. What do companies need to know about this new form of compensation and will this replace traditional stock plans?

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Say on Pay: Correcting Failures with Equity Mix Adjustments

Feb 21,2019 | Jennifer Namazi

A recent Equilar study reports a trend of higher amounts of stock options in the CEO equity pay mix among companies that failed say on pay votes.

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Equity Compensation and the Gender Pay Gap

Nov 06,2018 | Barbara Baksa

Recent studies look at whether men or women get more equity in start-ups and which gender realizes more gain on option exercises. You might be surprised by the results of at least one of these studies.

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Maximizing Equity Plan Share Reserves

May 03,2018 | Jennifer Namazi

Proxy season is the time of year when companies seek shareholder approval to add shares to their equity plans. Adding shares is no small request. How can companies delay the need for more shares and in turn maximize their existing plan reserves?

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Five Trends in Restricted Stock/Units

Apr 13,2017 | Barbara Baksa

Five Trends in Restricted Stock/Units

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Pay for Pulse No More?

Mar 25,2016 | Jennifer Namazi

Pay for Pulse No More?

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The King of Compensation: Cash or Stock?

Nov 12,2015 | Jennifer Namazi

The King of Compensation: Cash or Stock?

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Apple to Offer Broad Based RSUs

Oct 15,2015 | Jennifer Namazi

Apple to Offer Broad Based RSUs

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What's Your Limit?

Jul 31,2012 | Barbara Baksa

What's Your Limit?

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A Gap in NASPP Research?

May 15,2012 | Barbara Baksa

A Gap in NASPP Research?

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Capped Stock Options: The Next Generation?

Mar 22,2012 | Jennifer Namazi

Capped Stock Options: The Next Generation?

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