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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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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.

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ESG as a Performance Metric: What Compensation Professionals Need to Know

In this issue brief, we discuss how ESG priorities have evolved among shareholders and the implications for the compensation function.

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Stock-Based Compensation Awards in a Spin-Off Transaction

A spin-off has countless moving pieces—stock-based compensation being a key one. Use this checklist to help your team navigate your spin-off successfully.

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Post-Vest Holding Requirements: Dos and Don’ts

Is a post-vest holding restriction right for your long-term incentive award? We unpack the dos and don’ts under a variety of circumstances.

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Grant Date and Performance Period: To Align or Not to Align?

Companies are often surprised by how different the accounting grant date fair value can be from one relative TSR award to another. But there’s a way to manage this.

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The Two-Minute Guide to Current Expected Credit Losses

In this blog post, we review key features of the CECL standard and take a look at what companies will need to do to be ready.