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Annual & Long-Term Incentive Program Design

Read about recent trends in annual and long-term incentive program design, including budgeting, selection of performance metrics, target setting, the role of discretion, vehicle mix, and the role of equity in talent retention.

NACD 2017 Leading Minds of Compensation, East

NACD’s Leading Minds of Compensation program is a forum for engaged compensation committee chairs, members, and directors to exchange insights with the nation’s top thought leaders. View the video of this year’s panel, where Barry Sullivan answers three questions: Has TSR… Read more

Mark Emanuel Featured in C-Suite

Semler Brossy's Mark Emanuel was recently featured in Equilar's C-Suite magazine for his article, "Practical Tools for Fighting Short-Termism in Your Executive Pay Plans." Read more

Set Goals That Meet Stakeholder Expectations

In recent years, no subject in executive compensation has gotten greater focus than the shift toward formulaic, performance-based incentive plans. The advent of annual say on pay, coupled with the increasing attention of institutional investors and proxy advisers, has accelerated this trend and now made this practice the norm. The focus has thus changed to ensuring that the goals underlying such programs are sufficiently rigorous and robust. Read more