Thursday, March 21, 2013

This shouldn't need to be a trend in management...

But it's a good trend nonetheless for public firms - Boards are increasingly shaping management compensation around stock performance (WSJ):

More than half of the compensation awarded to 51 CEOs last year was tied to their companies' financial or stock-market performance, according to a preliminary review of proxy statements by consulting firm Hay Group and The Wall Street Journal. In most cases, the companies must hit specified targets for the CEO to receive the promised money or equity.

By comparison, three years earlier, in 2009, 35% of the compensation for CEOs at the same companies carried performance conditions, Hay says. The rest of their pay came from salaries and grants of stock and stock options with no performance hurdles.

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