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Managing Compensation Complexity

Compensation committees must strike a balance between complexity and opportunity.

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Introduction Designing and administering an effective executive compensation program can be a delicate balancing act for a public company compensation committee. Balancing attraction, retention, and motivation with fairness to shareholders, or balancing internal strategic alignment with external “best practices” are…

Executive Salary Reductions in Oil & Gas: What’s the Message?

Through 4/30 we have tracked nearly 60 energy industry companies that have announced CEO salary cuts, the most of any industry group in our COVID-19 database.

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The fact that so many energy industry companies have reported salary reductions should not be surprising; the double black swans of record production and cratering demand have driven industry stock prices further down on average (-58%) than in any other…