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2019 Executive Compensation Trends and Developments

Meridian provides an overview of the current executive compensation and corporate governance landscape.

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In the past year, several factors have driven change in the executive compensation landscape in the U.S. Each year, Meridian identifies key developments regarding how companies respond to these ever changing conditions. (Read last year’s survey here.) In 2018, numerous factors…

2018 Trends and Developments in Executive Compensation

Meridian provides an overview of the current executive compensation and corporate governance landscape.

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In the past year, several factors have driven change in the executive compensation landscape in the U.S. Each year, Meridian identifies key developments regarding how companies respond to these ever changing conditions. (Read last year’s survey here.) This year share price…

CEO Pay Packages See Largest Increase Since 2013

A new Equilar report examines CEO compensation trends at Equilar 500 companies—the 500 largest, by reported revenue, U.S.-headquartered companies trading on one of the major U.S. stock exchanges—over the last five fiscal years. The study found that median CEO pay reached $11.0 million in 2016, up 6.1% and the largest increase since 2013. Meridian Compensation Partners offered independent commentary on how compensation awards are structured and eventually paid to CEOs.

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Over the last five years, the value of CEO pay packages has been steadily increasing as companies shift away from discretionary bonuses and stock options toward pay for performance, according to the most recent Equilar report, CEO Pay Trends 2017,…

Executive Compensation in the Banking Industry

Emerging Trends and Best Practices for 2014-2015

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This is Meridian’s second annual white paper on trends impacting the banking industry (see “New Realities of Executive Compensation in the Banking Industry” for the 2013-2014 white paper). Our research for this paper represents data from Meridian’s review of 2015…

2015 Trends and Developments in Executive Compensation

Meridian surveyed 114 companies to determine new trends and developments in the current executive compensation landscape.

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Meridian’s 2015 Trends and Developments in Executive Compensation Survey covers responses from 114 major companies across a diverse range of industries. This survey and its results are intended to provide an overview of the current landscape and direction in which companies…

ISS 2014-2015 Policy Survey Summary of Results

ISS’s recent Policy Survey previews potential changes in its 2015 proxy voting policies.

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Each year, ISS seeks feedback from institutional investors, public companies (“issuers”) and the consulting community on emerging corporate governance, executive compensation and other issues as part of its annual policy formulation process. Possibly reflecting concerns about the influence of ISS…

2014 Proxy Season Analysis

Reports on Say on Pay Proposals and Select Shareholder Proposals

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Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC is pleased to provide this periodic report on key vote results for the 2014 proxy season. Specifically, this and future reports will cover the following areas: Standard & Poor’s 500 Say on Pay (SOP) Vote Results…

2013 Corporate Governance & Incentive Design Survey

Meridian Shares its Research on a Variety of Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance Topics

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Executive Summary As companies review their executive compensation programs and related corporate governance policies, reference to common market practices often forms the basis for assessing competitiveness. Furthermore, any substantial due diligence, whether prepared for senior management or the Compensation Committee,…

What Do This Year’s Bonus Payouts Look Like?

CEO Payouts for Energy Companies in the S&P 500 Varied Considerably

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This is a question we hear frequently this time of year — and now that many of the 2013 proxy statements have been filed, we thought we’d share our insights on CEO bonus payouts. We focused on S&P 500 CEOs…

ISS Explained

Meridian’s Executive Compensation Experts Discuss The Role Of ISS In Executive Pay Subjects

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The Basics According to its Website, ISS is the leading provider of corporate governance research, covering more than 40,000 shareholder meetings in over 100 developed and emerging markets worldwide. More than 1,700 clients (primarily large institutional investors) rely on ISS’s…

Executive Severance Arrangements

Key Findings From Meridian’s 2012-2013 Study of Executive Severance Arrangements

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Report Scope and Study Group Characteristics Meridian Compensation Partners’ 2012/2013 Study of Executive Severance Arrangements is intended to provide current information and data on severance practices of large U.S.-listed public companies not in the context of a change in control.…