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  1. From Barron’s, September 29, 2014 (Part 2)


    Sat, 27 Sep 2014

    are now trying to catch up; and the pension managers who don’t use their power of proxy votes to keep executive compensation in check. [ The author is also the vice-chairman of the Employee Retirement System of Texas, a $24 billion

  2. Where the Financial Services Industry Goes from Here


    Tue, 16 Sep 2014

    value creation. That became even more of an issue with the financial crisis and the perception of excessive executive compensation and a lack of corporate governance. The authors offer a long and useful list of ways in which banks and

  3. ‘Optimal Disclosure’: Why Firms Need to Balance ‘Hard’ and ‘Soft’ Information


    Fri, 30 May 2014

    S. stock market. By requiring publicly traded companies to disclose their finances, legal conflicts, executive compensation and other details, the system deters wrongdoing, encourages management competence and assures that investors compete

  4. Total Compensation


    Mon, 19 May 2014

    discuss some of the latest trends in executive compensation . Here is an excerpt from our conversation ..... Srivastava: The composition of CEO compensation has changed from salary and bonus-based ..... KI: Clare, you looked at another CEO compensation scheme that’s become increasingly

  5. Two Auto-Parts Retailers Gain Moats From Growing Cost Advantages, Industry Consolidation


    Wed, 14 May 2014

    entity, management will continue to narrow the gap between itself and the other large industry participants. Executive compensation is slightly higher than the peer average, but compensation practices seem reasonable, in our view. We are

  6. From Barron’s, May 5, 2014 (Part 2)


    Sat, 3 May 2014

    what is going on there. Pg 46: Carl Icahn wrote this piece criticizing Warren Buffet ’s abstain-vote on executive compensation proposal at Coke [ KO ] when Buffett has publicly disagreed with the proposal and called it excessive. Buffett

  7. Funds: Investor Activists at Last


    Fri, 25 Apr 2014

    companies to institute investor-friendly management policies before they turn into a proxy fight. For example, executive compensation is a hot button issue for many investors who see the salary and benefits of the top dogs skyrocket relative

  8. Nabors Announces Governance Improvements; No Change to Fair Value


    Sun, 13 Apr 2014

    view. The company plans to separate the roles of chairman and CEO, limit severance payments to about 3 times executive compensation , and allow selective proxy access so certain shareholders (with a long-term stake of 5% or more of outstanding

  9. Weatherford Plans to Re-Domicile in Ireland from Switzerland


    Thu, 3 Apr 2014

    notably, new Swiss laws regarding executive compensation took effect on Jan. 1, 2014 ..... shareholder votes on director and executive compensation beginning in 2015 and prohibits ..... this may be the case, we believe executive compensation has been overly generous, particularly

  10. From Barron’s, March 31, 2014 (Part 1)


    Sat, 29 Mar 2014

    is overvalued notwithstanding its turnaround. Coca-Cola [ KO ] is too greedy with its current and new executive compensation [annual dilution of 1.9%, although KO disputes that], according to Wintergreen Advisors . For the week

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