Executive Compensation Blog

Winston’s Executive Compensation Blog features insights on the latest legislative, regulatory, case law, and practical developments concerning executive compensation. The posts focus on executive compensation and employee retirement benefit issues for corporations, boards of directors, executives, and fiduciaries.

More Institutional Investors Voting “No” 09/23/19

An easy blog for me today, as I simply incorporate an informative (albeit, concerning) post from fellow blogger Liz Dunshee on the increasing tendency of institutional investors to vote against company proposal and compensation committee members.

Compensation Clawback Attempts Lead to Unintended Consequences 09/19/19

Just back from another excellent CompensationStandards.com/NASPP Annual Conference.  Among the many new and interesting topics explored was an issue related to compensation clawbacks, which recently has been thrust into prominence.  

SEC Announces New Policy on No-Action Requests for Shareholder Proposals 09/16/19

On September 9, I posted on Steps to Prepare for 2020 Proxy Season, including possible shareholder proposals. The preceding Friday, before we went to press, but after I wrote the blog, the SEC announced a new no-action letter policy for 2019-2020 shareholder proposals, which I promised to follow-up on later in the week. Well, here it is.

ISS Publishes Summary of Results of its 2019 Global Policy Survey 09/12/19

On September 11,209, ISS published the Summary of Results of its 2019 Global Policy Survey. According to ISS, it received 128 responses from investors and 268 responses from non-investors to this year’s Global Policy Survey (in a few cases, multiple people responded from the same organization). What’s new for executive compensation professionals?  Based on the Summary, not much.