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Board Related Governance & Board Compensation

Find coverage of the latest news and strategies in board related governance, including company risk assessments, clawback policies and other common pay governance policies. Also find the latest on board compensation, including discussions of director pay magnitude and payment mechanisms.

Strong Advice for Compensation Committees on Targets, Methods and Clean Sheets

In this coverage of Leading Minds of Compensation–West, which ran in the September/October 2017 issue of NACD Directorship magazine, Barry Sullivan joins other leading compensation consultants to give advice on some of the most vexing questions and issues facing compensation committee chairs and… Read more

KPMG: Focus on Board Composition

Blair Jones offers her insights on board composition and what lies ahead in 2018 in the KPMG Board Composition Report. Topics include: How boards should approach the issue of refreshment What companies should communicate to investors about the composition of… Read more

Past is Prelude in the Boardroom

If you’re a director, you can be excused for seeing the last 40 years of board history as a relentless chronology of regulatory growth. A key result has been more work and more personal risk — along with more worry about how outsiders view every move. Read more

2016 Director Stock Ownership Guidelines

Since boards of directors are responsible for aligning company affairs with shareholder interests, companies often implement director stock ownership guidelines to ensure that board members are invested in the company’s current and future performance. These guidelines typically require that directors own at least some specified amount of company equity and that they hold equity granted as compensation for a minimum period before selling those shares. In recent years, investor activism has brought increasing attention to director ownership guidelines and compliance, and shareholders increasingly want to see that directors have an incentive to ensure the company is performing well, both in the short-term and the long-term. Read more

The Compensation Handbook, Sixth Edition: A State-of-the-Art Guide to Compensation Strategy and Design

Seymour Burchman and Blair Jones contributed a chapter to the newly released sixth edition of the compensation handbook, "The Compensation Handbook, Sixth Edition: A State-of-the-Art Guide to Compensation Strategy and Design," published by McGraw Hill. The most relied-on guide in the industry—now with strategic insight for using compensation strategies and practices to create competitive business advantage. Read more

Executive Pay & Activism: NACD BoardVision 361º

Executive compensation is a perpetual hot-button topic—and one that activists frequently use to court shareholders. Roger Brossy, managing director of Semler Brossy, talks with Blair Jones, managing director of Semler Brossy, and Ken Bertsch, partner at CamberView Partners, about strategies directors can use to effectively communicate the principles that support the company’s pay practices. Watch the video now. Read more