Despite strong full-year 2018 financial results, shareholder returns were dampened by investor skepticism and potential headwinds heading into 2019. This trend is no surprise given our observations through the third quarter.
Paige Patton, Chris Kozlowski and Steve Kline
Clawbacks are an integral risk mitigation tool for many Canadian companies that have evolved and dramatically grown in use between 2013 and 2018.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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