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In a Crisis, Convertible Bonds Can Be an Attractive Way to Raise Cash

Convertible bonds are debt instruments that promise a specific cash flow stream. In today’s economy, they offer a unique value proposition. Here’s why.

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Taking Bold and Thoughtful Compensation Action Under the Watchful Eye of ISS

Five experts weigh in on COVID-19 guidance from ISS and what it means for restoring incentives in long-term incentive plans.

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Summarizing the CARES Act’s Impact on Executive and Equity Compensation

CARES Act assistance has total compensation limits affecting all employees who made over $425,000 in 2019. Here’s what you need to know—and what we still don’t know—about these limitations.

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Restoring (Underwater) Compensation Incentives in a Post-Pandemic Economy

Here’s what management teams need to know when weighing potential modifications to outstanding incentive awards—including incentive restoration solutions, implications, and accounting and proxy rules.

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It’s All Relative: A Primer on Implementing Relative Financial Metrics in Your LTIP

The one-two punch from COVID-19 and the March 2020 oil shock is a reminder of why relative metrics belong in virtually every long-term incentive plan.

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Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Performance-Based Compensation

Learn how companies can take COVID-19 into account when setting new performance goals and evaluating progress on outstanding performance awards.

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Promotion Equity: Linking Pay Equity to Diversity and Inclusion

In this blog post, we discuss what a promotion equity study seeks to identify, how it’s conducted, and what it can reveal about an organization.

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Secular Shocks and Executive Compensation—Lessons from COVID-19

How does COVID-19 make the case for relative performance metrics? Here’s what total rewards leaders and compensation committees can learn.

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The Proxy Advisor Balance of Power May Be Shifting

We unpack the SEC’s clarification that proxy advisors engage in proxy solicitation, as well as the implications this has for executive compensation.

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Grant Date vs. Service Inception Date Under ASC 718

We demystify the relationship between an award’s grant date(s) and service inception date(s), with lessons learned from novel client cases.