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Embracing Equity Outliers

Jun 13,2019 | Jennifer Namazi

Why gravitating towards the norm and away from outlier scenarios may create missed opportunities in equity compensation plan design and practices.


Protect Your Stock Plan From a Recession

Jun 12,2019 | Barbara Baksa

Five questions to ask to determine if your stock plan is recession-proof. Plus, a discount on registration for's Financial Planning for Public Company Executives and Directors course in San Francisco.


Three SEC Updates to Keep an Eye on

Jun 04,2019 | Barbara Baksa

Are we going to see updates to Rule 701 and Form S-8 this year? Plus, the status of remaining Dodd-Frank rulemaking and proposed accelerated filer definitions.


Employee Shareholders Become Activists

May 30,2019 | Jennifer Namazi

Some employees are leveraging their status as shareholders (by way of being stock plan participants) to bring forward shareholder proposals.


How Trustworthy Are Your Friends and Family?

May 29,2019 | Barbara Baksa

If you disclosed material nonpublic information about your employer to your closest friends and family, could you trust them not to trade on it? These six SEC enforcement actions suggest that you should think twice before trusting anyone.


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.


Stock Plan Participant Attitudes By Gender

May 21,2019 | Barbara Baksa

Do participant's attitudes toward their equity awards vary by gender? A new study by Fidelity reports on this.


Hertz’s Quest for $70 Million in Clawbacks

May 16,2019 | Jennifer Namazi

In a claim to recoup $70 million in incentive pay from former executives, Hertz asserts that the corporate "tone at the top" meets the misconduct threshold of their clawback policy.


A CEO Pay Ratio of Over 40,000 to 1!

May 14,2019 | Barbara Baksa

Can you guess which company has a CEO pay ratio of more than 40,000 to 1? Plus, the runner up, and three companies with a ratio of 0 to 1.

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