Insights

Prepping Your Clawback Policy for Prime Time

As seen in the November/December 2019 issue of the NACD Director Advisory

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In the wake of corporate scandals and high-profile executive misconduct, compensation committees are reviewing the adequacy of their clawback and forfeiture policies. Board members want to be assured they have the tools needed if they find themselves in the headlines.…

Bringing Pay for Performance Into Focus Requires the Right Lens

By Annette Leckie and Charles Grace - Reprinted from the November/December 2017 issue of NACD Directorship magazine

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Savvy investors understand the value of a strong management team and are willing to pay handsomely—if company performance warrants. It’s important to design executive pay to reward great performance and penalize poor performance. In our experience, most directors strive to…

The Pros, Cons, and Misperceptions about TSR

Watch Meridian Partner Annette Leckie discuss these issues for the NYSE Board Governance Series.

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Watch Annette Leckie, Partner, discuss myths about total shareholder return (TSR) and the benefits and concerns of using this long-term incentive measure with Deborah Scally of the NYSE Board Governance Series.

Setting Incentive Plan Goals: Embrace Uncertainty!

Steps directors can take to keep incentive plans motivational in a climate of uncertainty.

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The Holy Grail in executive compensation is to achieve strong alignment between pay and performance. In the quest to achieve this alignment, management teams and board members strive to design the perfect incentive structures, using the most appropriate performance measures…

Finding the Sweet Spot

Balancing Business Needs with External Pressure

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This is America. We don’t disparage wealth. President Barack Obama, February 4, 2009 Despite the president’s words, we have certainly seen plenty of disparagement of “wealth,” at least as it relates to executive compensation. In addition, there is no shortage…