Financial Institution Insights

Trends Emerging in Compensation Policies for Bank Executives

Meridian examines policies for risk adjusting payouts, use of company stock, and retention of stock awards.

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Governance policies related to executive compensation are on the rise as a result of increased influence of bank regulators, shareholders and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These policies are intended to reduce compensation-related risk, encourage a long-term perspective and…

When Constituency Compensation Expectations Collide

NYSE Board Governance Series: Discussion Of Relative Performance, Peer/industry Indices, and Regulatory Issues for Financial Institutions

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Members of the banking industry–and other regulated industries–have different expectations than members of other industries when it comes to executive compensation consulting. Watch Meridian Compensation Partners’ Susan O’Donnell sit down with TK Kerstetter of the NYSE Governance Series to discuss…

Does Your Company Stack Up?

Now is the Time to Test and Report Your Pay and Performance Relationship

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Creating alignment between pay and performance is critical in today’s environment of executive pay scrutiny. However, understanding how to assess the relationship and communicate it effectively can be challenging. There are many different methodologies and perspectives that should be considered.…

Compensation Committee Best Practices

A Checklist To Determine Whether Your Compensation Committee Has The Best Process

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Compensation committees today face increased responsibilities, time commitments and risks. The Dodd Frank Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the stock exchanges are mandating new governance standards and disclosure rules. Bank regulators, shareholders and their advisory firms (e.g.…