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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…

Executive Compensation in the Banking Industry

Emerging Trends and Best Practices 2016-2017

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Introduction Bank executive compensation practices continue to evolve, as does the regulatory influence on pay programs. Eight years after the Dodd Frank Act was signed, incentive compensation rules under Section 956 of the Act remain outstanding and seem unlikely to…

Report on Say on Pay and Select Shareholder Proposals for the 2017 Proxy Season

Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC is pleased to provide this periodic report on key voting results for the 2017 proxy season.

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About This Material Specifically, this report will cover the following areas: Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Say on Pay (SOP) Vote Results and Analysis Russell 3000 SOP Vote Results and Analysis Analysis of Vote Results on Select Shareholder Proposals Highlights…

2017 Trends and Developments in Executive Compensation

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

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Executive Summary As detailed in Meridian’s prior Trends and Developments in Executive Compensation Survey (2015 through early 2016), several factors were driving change in the executive compensation landscape in the U.S. These factors included market volatility, turmoil in commodity prices…

2016 Trends and Developments in Executive Compensation

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

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The landscape of executive compensation and corporate governance is constantly evolving. Each year, Meridian identifies key developments regarding how companies respond to these ever changing conditions. (Read last year’s survey here.) Meridian’s 2016 Trends and Developments in Executive Compensation Survey…

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…

Meridian 2014 Governance and Design Survey

The 2014 Corporate Governance & Incentive Design Survey presents Meridian’s findings on a variety of topics related to executive compensation and corporate governance issues facing companies today.

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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 generally includes the perspective of market “best practices.”...

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…

2014 Trends and Developments in Executive Compensation

Over 125 Companies Were Surveyed To Highlight The Current Executive Compensation Landscape

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Executive compensation programs are constantly evolving. Meridian’s 2014 Trends and Developments in Executive Compensation Survey covers responses from approximately 125 major companies across a diverse range of industries. This survey and its results are intended to provide an overview of…

Investors Still Don’t Give Boards High Marks on Executive Compensation

In a Survey Investors Expressed Their Lack Of Trust in Board for Executive Compensation Decisions

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A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey found that two-thirds of institutional investors don’t think that corporate boards are effective in controlling executive compensation. The PwC survey results imply that despite on average receiving over 90% shareholder support for Say on Pay,…

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,…

2013 Canadian Say on Pay Results

Meridian Analyzes the Voting Patterns of the 127 Companies That Had Say on Pay Votes In 2013

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Say on Pay (“SoP”) is still voluntary in Canada and the uptake continues with 127 companies having SoP votes in 2013, up from 104 last year. Among the S&P/TSX 60 index companies, 82% have now adopted SoP. Overall, support for…

2013 Trends and Developments in Executive Compensation

Meridian Surveyed Over 140 Major Companies To Determine What Executive Compensation Topics are on Their Minds

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Executive Summary In order to keep our clients at the forefront of significant compensation trends and critical issues, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC has surveyed approximately 140 major companies on a variety of issues pertinent to the continually changing landscape in…

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…