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Executive Compensation


Corp Gov Roundup: “Say-on-Pay” Proposal, Audit Rotation Rules, Proxy Season

From a say-on-pay proposal in France and audit rotation rules in the U.K. to proxy season highlights in the U.S., it’s time to span the corporate governance globe to review important developments from the month of October.

SEC Pay Disclosure Ratio: Populist Red Meat or a Somewhat Useful Tool? Yes and Yes

The pay ratio, although a useful tool, lends itself to rather sensational proclamations of unfair and unjustified pay.

Corp Gov Roundup: ASEAN Scorecard, Transparency in Brazil, Majority Voting in the U.S.

From the development on an ASEAN corporate governance scorecard in Asia and executive and board transparency in Brazil to debate over the evolving redraft of the corporate governance code in the France, it’s time to span the corporate governance globe to review important developments from the month of June.

Corporate Governance Roundup: National Securities Regulation in Canada, Executive Pay in Germany and Greece

From plans to develop a national securities regulator in Canada and emerging executive-pay-plan voting rights in Germany to analyzing the independence of independent directors in Spain, it’s time to span the corporate governance globe to review important developments from the month of March.

Banker Pay Limits in Europe: Bad Idea or Horrible Idea? The Swiss Take It One Step Further

There is no corporate governance issue that enflames opinion more than executive pay — and, more specifically, banker pay.

Bank Bonus Cap: Apparent Win for EU Regulators but More Unintended Consequences for Shareowners

To the surprise of the banking industry, a consensus emerged in the negotiations between the European Parliament and the European Council on executive remuneration for banking institutions, mandating caps on bonuses in relation to fixed pay.

Corporate Governance Roundup: Governance in Emerging Markets, Hong Kong Suspension, U.S. Performance Measures

From updates to the German Corporate Governance Code and the suspension of a corporate governance database in Hong Kong to board independence at Italian issuers and guidance on executive pay in the U.K., it’s time to span the corporate governance globe to review important developments from the month of February.

And the Survey Says … Trust in Financial Services Still Ranks Low

The results of the 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer are out and the findings, for the financial services industry at least, are not encouraging.

Corporate Governance Roundup: M&A Committee Launches in Brazil, Israel Joins “Say-on-Pay” Debate

From the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee in Brazil and updates to executive compensation principles in Canada to proposed corporate governance changes in India and “say-on-pay” developments in Switzerland, it’s time to span the corporate governance globe to review important developments from the month of January.

Corporate Boards in the United States: How Visionary Are They?

In the 2012 Spencer Stuart Board Index report we are given a peek at how board composition, policies, and practices stack up against the same practices in 2007 and 2002. And you know what? We’ve come a long way in some areas.

Corporate Governance Roundup: EU “Action Plan,” Italy’s Stewardship Code, Japan Seeks Middle Ground

From the recently published corporate governance “Action Plan” in the EU to arguments for a hybrid system to improve corporate governance in Japan, it’s time to span the corporate governance globe to review important developments from the month of December.

CFA Institute Global Market Sentiment Survey 2013: Ethics and Corporate Governance Must Improve

Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute, and Bob Dannhauser, CFA, head of standards of practice and outreach at CFA Institute, discuss key results from the 2013 CFA Institute Global Market Sentiment Survey.

The Scourge of Insider Trading: Enforcement Not Enough — We Need an Improved Ethical Culture

The taint of insider trading threatens to derail investor trust in hedge funds and other alternative strategies. Is it time for a new level of self-examination by hedge fund bosses around compensation systems, ethical codes, and the culture of the firm itself?

CFA Institute Global Market Sentiment Survey: Cautious Optimism, Unresolved Financial Crisis Problems Cast Shadow

It is around this time of year that we survey our 110,000-plus members around the world to gauge their expert opinion on the health of the markets, world and local economies, and the state of financial market integrity around the globe.



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