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    A Willis Towers Watson Blog providing frequent updates on the latest developments and trends in executive compensation
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    • 5 years of change for clawbacks in Canada

      Clawbacks are an integral risk mitigation tool for many Canadian companies that have evolved and dramatically grown in use between 2013 and 2018.

      Ming Young

    • 3 Essentials for drafting a compensation committee calendar

      A well-executed compensation calendar articulates an up-to-date charter and also aligns with both the company’s fiscal year and compensation cycle. Three important elements are needed to develop an effective calendar.

      Ryan Resch

    • How will the final SEC hedge disclosure rule change your proxy disclosure?

      A recently adopted Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule requires companies to disclose in their annual proxy whether employees and directors may hedge against drops in value of company securities.

      Steve Seelig

    • Executive Compensation Bulletin: CATs are forcing P&C insurers to rethink annual incentive plans

      Technology, demographic shifts, and global catastrophic events (CATs) continue to upend the insurance market, forcing insurers to adapt to change. For many, rewards programs and talent strategies are key ways to at least partially adjust.

      Eric Macksoud, Derek Mordente and Steve Hinden

    • Investor letters extol purpose and culture among 2019 stewardship priorities

      Recent letters from BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors to the CEOs of portfolio companies set the tone for their 2019 stewardship priorities: purpose and culture.

      Jim Kroll

    • How would your company respond to a CEO pay ratio-related shareholder proposal?

      Keen interest in CEO pay ratio disclosure continues and could ramp-up this year with more shareholder proposals on the horizon.

      Steve Seelig, Rich Luss and Jim Kohler

    • Why limited gender diversity and pay equity among named executive officers should concern you

      Pay equity continues to be top of mind for leaders in 2019, many of whom struggle with how best to get pay right. The stakes are high for organizations as they stand to gain by attracting superior talent that will drive future success.

      Steve Kline, Erik Nelson and Nancy Romanyshyn

    • Shareholder letter may prompt more descriptive CEO pay ratio disclosures

      Our latest blog post on CEO pay ratio disclosures focuses on the shareholder letter we mentioned in our first post that was sent to Fortune 500 company compensation committees from a group of 48 institutional investors requesting them to disclose more information on workforce compensation practices.

      Steve Seelig, Rich Luss and Jamie Teo

    • ISS clarifies changes to U.S. compensation policies with newly released FAQs

      On December 20, Institutional Shareholder Services released its complete frequently asked questions document regarding U.S. compensation policies. Overall, the changes for 2019 are limited in scope.

      Michael Biggane, Brian Myers and Jim Kroll

    • The quest to create a vibrant M&A rewards program

      Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) take a number of forms but most give rise to a significant number of reward issues that need to be identified and managed to enhance chances of deal success. Retaining and incentivizing the right leadership team to deliver on a new business agenda is one of the critical areas.

      Massimo Borghello

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