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Understanding ESG & Annual Incentive Plan

Understanding ESG & Annual Incentive Plan ESG refers to a series of environmental, social and governance criteria taken into consideration by the funds during the investing process. Investing in ESG funds allows shareholders to support companies in transition, that wish to act and develop in a more sustainable and responsible manner. In practice, many indicators … Continue reading “Understanding ESG & Annual Incentive Plan”

Pay for Performance: The Largest Institutional Investors’ View

Pay for Performance: The Largest Institutional Investors’ View   Executive compensation has been one of the trickiest issues within the corporate governance space as of late. Across the board, there seems to be no end in sight to finding the perfect compensation package or philosophy for corporate executives. In this article, we will discuss the … Continue reading “Pay for Performance: The Largest Institutional Investors’ View”

How to design your peer group for compensation benchmarking

How to design your peer group for compensation benchmarking   Given the scrutiny on executive compensation in recent years, it is critical to make sure that your company’s executive pay reflects its performance and aligns with the market. Therefore, it is essential for companies to have an appropriate peer group for performance benchmarking, compensation program … Continue reading "How to design your peer group for compensation benchmarking"

5 Long Term Incentive Plans Overwhelmingly Voted by Investors

5 Long Term Incentive Plans Overwhelmingly Voted by Investors Executive’s remuneration consists of fixed and variable elements. The fixed element component of Executive compensation consists of the base salary and pension of the executives. This element of pay is usually independent of performance, meaning that they will be paid regardless of the executive’s performance.  Due … Continue reading "5 Long Term Incentive Plans Overwhelmingly Voted by Investors"

How to Design your Annual Incentive Plan During a Pandemic

How to design your annual incentive plan during a pandemic   The novel COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many areas of the current landscape, including the socio-economic landscape and macroeconomic environment. Initially it was difficult to predict how long the pandemic was likely to last, however it has certainly continued longer than initial indications led us … Continue reading "How to Design your Annual Incentive Plan During a Pandemic"

How the SEC’s new proxy voting rules will impact executive compensation

There are many software applications and tools now available to support compensation decisions, but what should be taken into consideration before purchasing? This 5-minute guide details what Compensation Committees, Heads of Reward and Compensation Professionals should take into account when selecting software and tools for Say-on-Pay decisions.

Activist Investor Focus in 2020

View the facts and figures of activist investor campaigns in 2020. What have been the key target areas and how can companies be better prepared?

S&P 500 Banking Industry’s Response to COVID-19

CGLytics examines how S&P 500 banks responded to the volatility of the pandemic prior to the Fed’s announcement to cap bank dividends and prohibit share repurchases until Q4 following its annual stress test of banks.

How to independently and efficiently benchmark executive compensation for Say-on-Pay

There are many software applications and tools now available to support compensation decisions, but what should be taken into consideration before purchasing? This 5-minute guide details what Compensation Committees, Heads of Reward and Compensation Professionals should take into account when selecting software and tools for Say-on-Pay decisions.

CNBC Report: More activist investors to focus on corporate governance and executive pay

This week CGLytics CEO discussed the increase in activist investor activity with CNBC Street Signs. New research from CGLytics reveals that activist investors are broadening their focus.

Diversity on the Board? Metrics Used by Fortune 100 Companies

Examining the diversity of Fortune 100 boards and questioning the metrics currently used to disclose diversity. Are Fortune 100 companies providing the complete picture?

COVID-19: Changes to Executive and Shareholder Pay in Europe’s Biggest Banks

To evaluate the financial industry’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, CGLytics reviews the executive compensation changes and dividend amendments of 20 listed banks across Europe.

2020 CEO Pay Review: The Top 50 Highest Paid CEOs

As proxy season progresses and companies file their annual reports, CGLytics surveys the world’s highest paid CEOs (so far) and looks at how executive compensation has grown since the last year.

AGMs: Tactics for a Plague Year

In a time of crisis and confusion, shareholders are more eager than ever to get answers from their boards and management. Yet holding traditional AGMs is nearly impossible. What are the best options for running AGMs during a plague year?

A diverse supervisory board: This is how to unlock a wealth of talent

Aniel Mahabier, CEO of governance data specialist CGLytics, welcomes the fact that selection committees are using corporate governance analytics to assess the diversity of their own supervisory board. Technology is bridging the gap between the available talent and the knowledge and experience that committees already have in-house.

What’s your flavor? Companies get a taste of CEO pay for the proxy season

This article, originally published in Dutch in Mgmt. Scope, CGLytics examines CEO compensation issues going into the 2020 proxy season

CEO Pay Continues to Increase, but Performance Often Lags

Shareholders, including large institutional investors, are continuing the growing momentum to link executive pay to company performance.

Glass Lewis New Peer Group Methodology for Say on Pay

Due to Glass Lewis now using CGLytics data to power their Say on Pay recommendations and adapting their methodology to peer-based approach, what is the impact on companies’ pay for performance gradings?

Gender diversity in Spanish boardrooms

In Spain, the Comision Nacional de Mercado de Valores (CNMV), has put a series of changes to the corporate governance code of public companies under consultation. This is widely regarded as one of the most relevant proposed amendments relating to gender diversity in boardrooms.

Randstad make data-based decisions going into the AGM season

“At Randstad we are looking at the remuneration policy on a continual basis and it’s an important topic. Prior to the AGM we want to fully understand how all our stakeholders look at our remuneration policy. “

Reflection on 2019 Executive Pay: Belgium and Luxembourg

In the recent report published by PwC, using CGLytics data and analytics, the critical trends from the 2019 proxy season for Belgium and Luxembourg listed companies surrounding executive compensation were revealed.

The DOs and DON’Ts when rethinking incentive plans

Why have 75% of first-time say-on-pay votes failed in 2019? A large number of negative votes can be attributed to incentives. Companies need to rethink their incentive plans and make sure metrics truly benchmark performance.

Remuneration policy: Directors reward attracts more and more attention

A well-founded remuneration policy is no longer optional. The new European Shareholder Rights Directive demands transparency around remuneration of directors.

Pressure from stakeholders brings about change

In an increasing number of companies, remuneration based on short-term results is giving way to a remuneration structure based on long-term performance. Companies should be able to indicate how the CEO’s remuneration contributes to long-term value creation, and be prepared to discuss their performance in this area.

SRD II and the ramifications for disclosure obligations

With the proxy season fast approaching SRD II is top of mind. Learn about the implications SRD II will have on disclosure of executive pay and corporate goverannce.

How Glass Lewis improved their executive compensation analysis and Say on Pay recommendations for European markets

Andrew Gebelin from Glass Lewis talks through how he and his team of analysts have benefited from using the CGLytics data and tools to improve their executive compensation analysis and Say on Pay recommendations for European markets.

The increasing trend of shareholder opposition to executive pay

Votes against executive remuneration are growing. In this article we look at this change in the European indices and the S&P500.

Equity Incentive Schemes: Examining the rationale behind shareholder rejection

Two historical examples of organizations that have had their stock option plans rejected by shareholders include Red Lion Hotels and HomeAway. How could they have reduced the likelihood of rejected plans? Read to find out

The increasing popularity of linking equity compensation to socially responsible practices

Social responsibility is an increasing priority for corporates, reflecting changing pressures from stakeholders and society. In this article CGLytics looks at the trend of linking executive equity compensation to responsible social practices.

The Effect of Executive Departures on Company Performance

The Executive Management Team plays a pivotal role in the performance of a company. The dismissal or exit of one or more executives is often accompanied by a change in strategy. However, this isn’t always perceived as a positive change by investors.

Interlocking Directorates: Looking for signs of collusion, conflict of interest and overboarding

Conflicts of interest, collusion and the overboarding of directors have been known to grab the attention of the biggest media outlets. As many companies are unfortunately aware. How can this be avoided right from the start?

2019 CEO Pay Review: The Top 50 Highest Paid CEOs

As proxy season progresses and companies file their annual reports, CGLytics surveys the world’s highest paid CEOs (so far) and looks at how executive compensation has grown since the last year.

Data puts CEO rewards into perspective in the Netherlands

In this article, originally published in Dutch in Mgmt. Scope, CGLytics examines CEO pay in the Netherlands and how it is one of the hottest topics in shareholder discussions.

In the spotlight: EQT Corporation Proxy Statement

In this article, CGLytics takes a look at the upcoming EQT Corporation AGM resolutions and how the CGLytics platform analytics can help promote engagement between the company and shareholders.

Growing Expectations of Director Responsibilities and Evolving Attitudes Towards Overboarding

CGLytics takes a look at how the role of the board is changing, and how directors are having to rapidly become experts in a range of topics in which they have little to no previous experience.

Uber: Culture Clash

CGLytics takes a look at the recent IPO of Uber and how negative stories and scandals led to lower than expected interest

The Top 50 Highest Paid CEOs

As proxy season progresses and companies file their annual reports, CGLytics surveys the world’s highest paid CEOs (so far) and looks at how executive compensation has grown since the last year.

The EU Shareholder Rights Directive: The implications for executive compensation in Belgium and Luxembourg

The corporate governance landscape is changing. Listed EU companies are increasingly subject to more disclosure and transparency requirements while executive compensation is now under greater scrutiny than ever. In this article CGLytics takes a look at the implications of the EU Shareholder Rights Directive on executive compensation in Belgium and Luxembourg

Gender Diversity In Australia

CGLytics explores boardroom gender diversity in Australia, with a particular focus on the upcoming ASX diversity targets.

Waivers Of Mandatory Retirement Ages And Company Performance

CGLytics examines the costs and benefits of waiving the mandatory retirement age for directors, elaborating upon aspects of the S&P 500: Increasing Boardroom Diversity Report.

Dominant themes from the 2018 AEX proxy season and what to expect in 2019

During the 2018 Dutch proxy season, shareholders actively engaged in a range of governance matters, with CEO remuneration remaining a key focus for stakeholders and widely publicised by the media. And, as always, the upcoming 2019 proxy season is likely to be influenced by happenings from the previous year.

AI in the Boardroom: Fantasy or Reality?

While the exact role of AI in the boardroom in up for debate, the question remains: has the Robo Director come of age?

Younger directors on S&P 500 boards show positive effect on companies’ performance 

Bringing younger directors into the boardroom does not only add value in terms of unique perspectives and improved innovation, but also impacts company performance

S&P 500 companies are listening: One third of new board appointments in 2018 were women

Gender diversification on boards was a prominent issue in 2018 and shareholders had never been more explicit in their expectations of companies.

Action needed despite third of new S&P 500 board appointments being women

Gender diversification on boards was a prominent issue last year, and shareholders have never been more explicit in their expectations of companies, writes Aniel Mahabier

What’s New for the 2019 Proxy Season?

By looking at the UK, which currently has the spotlight on corporate governance practices, we can be sure that company boards will be compelled to implement good governance practices.

Be prepared: Learnings from the UK 2018 proxy season

The UK is at the forefront of shareholder concern of good corporate governance practices. In a climate of increasing proactive shareholder engagement, the CGLytics FTSE 100 2018 proxy season review evaluates underlying trends to provide unique insights for being prepared for the forthcoming season.

What is ESG?

What is ESG? ESG (Environmental, social and governance) criteria are of increasing interest to companies, their investors and other stakeholders. With growing concern about he ethical status of quoted companies, these standards are the central factors that measure the ethical impact and sustainability of investment in a company. ESG factors cover a wide spectrum of … Continue reading "What is ESG?"

What is Corporate Governance?

Corporate governance is the system of rules, procedures and processes by which a company is controlled and directed. In practice, governance is concerned with balancing the combined interests of a company’s stakeholders, including shareholders, management, staff, customers, suppliers and the community in which it operates.

CGLytics is a leading Corporate Governance Analytics provider, delivering unique insights, real-time data and benchmarking tools, in a single convenient software solution.

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