Financial Institution Insights

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…

CEO Salaries Rise Modestly

Influence of Bank Regulators Continues on Pay Design with US Bank Executives Seeing Moderate Raises

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Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC, a leading executive compensation and corporate governance consulting firm, announced the results of their analysis of 2014 bank proxies. Senior executive total compensation (cash and equity) increased only 3.2% in 2013 at 35 mid to large…

Designing The Bank’s Incentive Plan

Why Incentives are Important To Banks’ Shareholders And How To Make The Best Plan

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Incentive plans are a critical component of a bank’s compensation program. They help drive business results, provide competitive compensation opportunity and ensure an appropriate linkage between pay and performance. For publicly-traded banks, disclosure of incentive plans also serves as an…

Looking Forward

Emerging Trends in How Banks Pay the Board

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As banks grappled with difficult financial times during and after the recession, many boards did not get pay increases for their service, despite increasing responsibilities and time commitments. That appears to be changing. Meridian Compensation Partners’ Susan O’Donnell and Daniel…

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.…