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    Leading Minds of Compensation
    May 8, 2013

    Shaping a compensation program to create long-term company value was addressed at this year's Leading Minds of Compensation gathering. Panelists included Farient Advisors CEO Robin Ferracone, Pay Governance Partner David Fitt, Steven Hall & Partners Managing Director and Founding Partner Steven Hall, Semler Brossy Managing Principal Blair Jones, Compensation Advisory Partners Senior Partner Rose Marie Orens, and Pearl Meyer & Partners Managing Director Steven Van Putten. Of note, special event support was provided by Diligent and Equilar.

    Shareholders Vote to Break Timken Into 2 Separate Businesses
    May 8, 2013

    A nonbinding proposal to break Timken into two separate businesses passed Tuesday at the company's annual meeting, spearheaded by CalSTRS and Relational Investors.

    Executive Compensation Offers Warning Signs of Financial Misreporting
    May 8, 2013

    Risk is a more important concern than incentives when managers are reporting financial performance, a new research paper finds.

    SEC Announces Panelists for Credit Ratings Roundtable
    May 7, 2013

    Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the panelists for its Credit Ratings Roundtable, which will be held on May 14.

    As previously announced, the roundtable wi...

    Ethiopian Air Wants Compensation for 787 Grounding
    May 7, 2013

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines says his company will seek compensation from Boeing for the grounding of its 787 Dreamliner planes.

    Companies Say There Is Value in Pre-Employment Drug Screenings
    May 6, 2013

    More large companies are implementing mandatory drug testing as part of their pre-employment screening process.

    As Companies Step Up Buybacks, Executives Benefit, Too
    May 6, 2013

    Executives whose compensation is tied to per-share earnings benefit from stock repurchases, raising compensation advisors' concerns.

    Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai and 40 Other Executives Forego Bonuses
    May 6, 2013

    Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai and 40 other top executives are forgoing bonuses this year following a difficult year in the competitive global electronics market.

    Brands Risk Image in Varying Bangladesh Responses
    May 6, 2013

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global clothing brands involved in Bangladesh's troubled garment industry responded in starkly different ways to the building collapse that killed more than 600 people. Some quickly acknowledged their links to the tragedy an...

    Dreamliner Grounding Cost Qatar Airways $200 Million in Revenue: CEO
    May 6, 2013

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar Airways had to forego $200 million in lost revenue up until April 2013 because of the grounding of Boeing's 787 planes, the airline's Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said on Monday. The airline has said it will receive ...

    As Companies Step Up Buybacks, Executives Benefit, Too
    May 5, 2013

    As companies step up stock buybacks to return cash to shareholders, compensation targets tied to per-share earnings are increasing many executives' pay.

    Mario Gabelli, the $750 Million Man
    May 3, 2013

    Mario J. Gabelli, the chairman and chief executive of Gamco Investors, has made more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in total compensation.

    SAC Capital in Threat to Claw Back Bonuses
    May 3, 2013

    SAC Capital Founder Steven Cohen says his hedge fund would claw back bonuses from staff facing regulatory or criminal sanctions.

    NACD Gathers Fortune 500 Committee Chairs for Advisory Council on Risk Oversight
    May 3, 2013

    One group needs to be assigned the responsibility of prioritizing and allocating risk issues, NACD's Advisory Council on Risk Oversight said this week.

    SAC to Begin Clawing Back Compensation in Insider Trading Cases
    May 2, 2013

    SAC Capital Advisors plans to begin clawing back compensation for employees convicted of insider trading, as part of moves aimed at improving compliance within the hedge fund, according to a letter to investors.

    Thoughts for Directors in 2013
    May 2, 2013 by

    Directors must focus on doing the right thing for their corporations while understanding shareholder sensitivities.

    Glass Lewis Urges Vote Against Morgan Stanley Executive Pay Plan
    May 2, 2013

    Glass Lewis & Co. is urging Morgan Stanley shareholders to vote against its compensation plan, giving the bank an 'F' grade in pay-for-performance.

    Towers Watson: Shareholders Ratify Executive Compensation at 91 Percent Clip
    May 2, 2013

    Shareholders have voted to ratify executive compensation plans at a rate of 91 percent, a newly released Towers Watson study finds.

    Yahoo CEO Ranked 2nd on Company’s 2012 Pay Scale
    May 2, 2013

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's $36.6 million pay package came in second to COO Henrique de Castro's $39.2 million compensation.

    SEC Charges Gatekeepers of Two Mutual Fund Trusts for Inaccurate Disclosures About Decisions On Behalf of Shareholders
    May 2, 2013

    Washington, D.C., May 2, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the gatekeepers of a pair of mutual fund trusts with causing untrue or misleading disclosures about the factors they conside...

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