Articles

  • November 1, 2016

    Demonstrating Executive Pay is Fair – The Challenge.  Paul Norris writes in the latest Executive Compensation Briefing.  Please click here to read the article.

  • August 1, 2016

    Board Walk – August 2016

    Please see the latest copy of Board Walk, our briefing for remuneration committees and those who support them. This latest edition is dedicated to the recent report published by the Investment Association working group looking into the simplification of directors’ pay. It also contains a summary of the discussion on the same subject among guests at our remuneration committee dinner, which you were unable to attend, held on the night before publication of the IA report.  Please click here to read the latest Board Walk.

  • January 4, 2015
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  • January 1, 2015

    Impact on new dividend tax

    Impact of UK dividend tax changes on employee share plans.  Click here to download.

  • January 1, 2015

    QCA Research into the views of institutional investors

    We have been given some new insights into investors’ expectations of remuneration policy and reporting from research carried out by MM&K on behalf of the Quoted Companies Alliance.  The QCA is an independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size companies.  The purpose of this online survey was to provide information to support revisions to the QCA Remuneration Committee Guide, due for publication in early 2016.

    15 major institutional investors responded to the survey invitation – all but one manages total funds in the range of £1bn to £1,000bn.  The response level itself is instructive, as several hundred firms were invited. The respondents were the same large firms that regularly make their views heard on corporate governance.  It is hard not to form the impression that the majority of investment firms do not see remuneration governance as a priority, at least not for smaller companies.

    Most respondents were the heads of corporate governance in the investment firm, but the survey includes the views of some fund managers.

    Click here to read the report in full.

  • July 1, 2014

    UK Corporate Governance Code: Cliff Weight’s lead article for the July 2014 edition of Executive Compensation Briefing has been published.  Click here for a copy of the article.

  • September 1, 2013

    UK State of Pay, Paul Norris’s lead article for the September 2013 edition of  Executive Compensation Briefing has been published.   Click here for more info

  • September 1, 2013

    Mike Landon’s article on tax-advantaged share plans published in Benefits & Compensation.

  • March 1, 2013

    ‘The remuneration gap at the top will rise’, writes Cliff Weight in Financial World.