Vanguard has released updated proxy voting guidelines for U.S. portfolio companies just in time for the proxy season. The updated guidelines, which provide greater detail on a number of compensation matters, became effective April 1, 2019.
Michael Biggane, Eric Chen and Jim Kroll
Over a year after the “performance-based compensation” exception to Section 162(m) of the IRS Code was eliminated as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, relatively few companies have made significant plan changes to their pay programs to take advantage of its repeal, and guidance from Institutional Shareholder Services reinforces that this may be the right course.
Ryan Beger and Steve Seelig
The concept of employee engagement has been around a long time, and for good reason. Studies have repeatedly shown that companies with engaged employees tend to outperform those with less engaged employees, all else being equal. But, how often is all else equal?
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