Robin A. Ferracone discusses why in the say-on-pay contest of Larry vs. Larry, investors have cast their votes in favor of Page over Ellison.
December 17, 2013 – Bloomberg Businessweek- “Misleading CEO Pay-for-Performance Numbers Targeted by SEC Rule”
Farient Advisors provides data and expert commentary for a Bloomberg Businessweek analysis of how pay definitions such as realizable and realized pay are being used by companies.
Robin A. Ferracone provides expert commentary on how legal cases stemming from alleged stock-option backdating changed how stock options are granted.
November 2013 – Workspan Magazine – “The Legacy of Executive Compensation: The People, Events and Developments that Made the Profession What it is Today”
Farient CEO Robin A. Ferracone was part of an esteemed panel of industry leaders interviewed for this magazine feature on the executive compensation consulting profession.
September 20, 2013 – NACD Directors Daily – “Farient Advisors CEO Robin Ferracone Named to 2013 NACD Directorship 100 List“
NACD spotlights Robin A. Ferracone’s election to the 2013 Directorship 100 list in its e-newsletter.
Gary Hourihan weighs in on the SEC’s proposal requiring companies to disclose the ratio between the CEO’s total compensation and the median total compensation for all other company employees.
Eric Hoffman and Brian Bueno co-author a column discussing how the performance metrics that drive incentive programs can enhance shareholder value, and support the alignment between pay and performance.
Robin A. Ferracone discusses the executive compensation consulting industry with reporter Patrick May for the paper’s annual feature on CEO pay in the Bay Area.
Kristin Gribben speaks with Robin A. Ferracone about whether board pay at financial services firms will rise as their performance improves.
Robin A. Ferracone outlines why the the ratio would be difficult for investors to interpret.
Robin A. Ferracone provides expert commentary on the trend of boards requiring directors to hold company stock even after they’ve left the board.
In her Forbes.com article, Robin A. Ferracone spotlights how three companies revamped their pay practices for the 2013 proxy season.
Robin A. Ferracone discusses the benefits of using static financial metrics that are indicative of a company’s business model when determining peer groups.
Gary Hourihan provides expert commentary on the best compensation structure when hiring an outside CEO.
Jack Zwingli discusses the rise of shareholder activism, particularly over executive pay.
Robin A. Ferracone and Jack Zwingli weigh in on why plenty of companies are still getting red-lighted on executive pay.
May 15, 2013 – The Wall Street Journal – “Stock Options Sneak Back Into the Pay Mix – by Another Name”
Farient’s data that nearly half of the companies that issue performance-based stock use shareholder return as a metric is cited in this article.
Robin A. Ferracone discusses the use of per-share earnings as a performance metric.
Jack Zwingli provides commentary on how Irani’s ouster points to larger trends in shareholder activism.
Performance-Adjusted Compensation, Farient’s proprietary method for calculating pay for performance, is highlighted in this feature.
Robin A. Ferracone discusses how compensation targets tied to per-share earnings are helping to increase many executives’ pay.
Jack Zwingli provides expert commentary on Executive Chairman Ray Irani’s ouster from the Occidental board.
Farient VP Dayna Harris discusses how boards are feeling more pressure from shareholders and proxy advisory firms to take the stock price into account when looking at annual year payouts.
Robin A. Ferracone provides expert commentary on why companies are facing fewer concerns about alignment between executive pay and performance this proxy season.
Jack Zwingli discusses the trend of holding periods, during which executives cannot sell some of the stock they are awarded as compensation.
Robin A. Ferracone and Jack Zwingli predict which industries are most likely to have pay and performance alignment issues in 2013.
Robin A. Ferracone discusses the importance of goal setting in effectively linking pay with performance.
Editor Matthew Scott spoke with Robin A. Ferracone about Farient’s study “Pay Definitions: What Works Best in Pay for Performance Analysis”
Robin A. Ferracone provides expert commentary on how new EU rules on bonuses can actually help banks contain costs.
Reporter Kristin Gribben discusses Farient’s study “Performance Metrics and Their Link to Value”
March 3, 2013 – The New York Times – “Swiss Voters Approve a Plan to Severely Limit Executive Compensation “
Robin A. Ferracone discusses whether stricter rules on compensation in Switzerland will force businesses to leave the country.
Robin A. Ferracone provides expert commentary on steps Citigroup took after it received a say-on-pay “no” vote in 2012.
February 7, 2013 – Forbes.com – “Think Your Annual Review was Tough? See How CEOs Performance is Evaluated”
In her column on Forbes.com, Robin A. Ferracone highlights the findings in Farient’s study “Performance Metrics and Their Link to Value.”
Gary Hourihan discusses how many companies have begun to tie succession planning to executive compensation and year-end bonus plans.
This feature highlights the discussion points from a meeting of experienced directors led by Robin A. Ferracone.