Performance Plans and Effective Equity – Davos and Venn Diagrams

Fred WhittleseyEffective Equity: The Equity Compensation Blog0 Comments

A recurring question about the effectiveness of equity compensation centers around performance plans:  Are these truly performance incentives or merely pay delivery vehicles that provide some comfort to shareholders that equity compensation gains realized by executives will be aligned with some indicator of corporate performance? I was invited to present my perspective on this question this month at the Employee … Read More

A New Type of Performance Plans?

Fred WhittleseyPay and Performance: The Compensation Blog0 Comments

Over the past few years we have seen performance share units and other varieties of performance based awards grow in prevalence in response to a series of corporate governance concerns.  What concerns? Stock options, time-vested awards, executive ownership levels, and most importantly the link between pay and performance.In this first round of say-on-pay in the US this spring, we saw these … Read More