Equity Methods Tops Client Satisfaction Ratings in Stock Compensation Reporting for Four Consecutive Years
Group Five’s stock plan administration benchmarking report for 2017 is complete. And for the fourth year in a row, Equity Methods tops the list in client satisfaction.
Four of our professionals presented in six sessions at the Annual NASPP Conference in Washington, DC this past October. Topics covered include best practices in stock-based compensation reporting, CEO pay ratio, behavioral biases in goal-setting, and stock ownership.
On September 21, 2017, the SEC released additional pay ratio guidance. The new guidance primarily reiterates and clarifies flexibility that the rule already allowed, with one substantial update. In this blog post, we go over the highlights of the interpretive guidance and updates to the Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations, and we discuss the ideas posed in the Department of Corporate Finance guidance regarding statistical sampling.
Having trouble conveying your CEO pay ratio to others, inside or outside your organization? Pay ratio analytics can tell the story behind the calculation.
In this sequel to “Compensation Moneyball, Part II: The Simulation of Performance Targets,” we incorporate analyst expectations into the performance award goal setting process.
Performance awards that combine financial or operational metrics with TSR—commonly known as hybrid awards—continue to gain popularity due to their versatility. In this issue brief, we provide insight into how these awards can be structured, as well as how to make design decisions that reinforce your company’s business strategy.
Foreign subsidiaries of US-listed companies have a host of IFRS and local tax reporting obligations that often fly under the radar. We recently spent time abroad unpacking some of these issues and their implications for both the consolidated financials and local tax compliance.
The most common performance award term is three years, but that doesn’t mean it’s right for all companies. In this blog post we review some of the pros and cons of the various performance award terms.
Over the summer, we spoke with Bloomberg about their study of the aftermath of Accounting Standards Update 2016-09 (ASU 2016-09). Here’s a summary and a link to their article.
We recently spoke with Reuters about the role of non-GAAP adjustments in incentive plan design, which has grown in controversy in the wake of the SEC’s May 2016 CDIs. Here’s a link to the Reuters article and the 10 considerations we suggest keeping in mind as this topic remains sensitive.