This week we highlight F.W. Cook & Co.'s Top 250 report on long-term incentive grant practices for executives. In 2016, external forces, including Dodd-Frank Act rules, Say-on-Pay and proxy advisors, continue to influence the executive compensation landscape. Meanwhile, internally, major overhaul to long-term incentive plans at large companies over the years have resulted in most plan designs and practices now more closely aligned with a pay-for performance philosophy. With Say-on-Pay in its sixth year and 94% of the 250 largest U.S. companies already using performance-based awards in their long-term incentive programs, companies are shifting attention to finding the right balance of grant types and performance features that provide meaningful retention and incentivize proper behavior.
10 Mar '17