Strategic Remuneration, Governance & Incentive Plans
Private Equity & Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Remuneration & Incentive Plans
Global executive remuneration and governance advice
A close alliance of six independent advisory firms specialising in executive remuneration, performance and governance, the GECN Group pools its considerable resources to serve clients in more than 30 countries through offices in North America, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, Australia and Africa.
What We Do
We are a leading independent consultancy specialising in the planning, design, and implementation of business-driven pay and reward strategies.
Our areas of expertise include executive compensation, employee share plans, corporate governance, business management, valuation and statistics.
We have specific sector experience as follows:
- Alternative investment firms (family offices, venture capital, private equity, infrastructure funds)
- Portfolio companies
- Oil & gas
- Renewable energy
- Family businesses quoted or private companies undergoing change, e.g. IPO, acquisition, strategy change
We provide the following core services: Executive Remuneration, Private Equity Remuneration, Pay Surveys, and Share Plans. Our multi-disciplinary approach to remuneration is always tailored to individual client requirements.
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Private Equity & Venture Capital Compensation Survey
This month MM&K launched its 26th annual Compensation Survey for the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry. Our survey provides participating firms with market leading, detailed information on both the quantum and structure of pay in the European PE, VC, Infrastructure and Real Estate fund management industries.
The importance that new PE and VC Fund Raisers should attach to their remuneration strategy, particularly for their investment teams
We have seen many new PE and VC funds being raised in the UK and Europe over the last nine months and the evidence suggests that this trend will continue throughout 2021. Such firms should take the opportunity to review their approach to remuneration for their investment professionals and in particular who should participate in the carry and to what extent.
Don’t miss the 6 July 2021 deadline to file your annual share plan returns
All companies operating share plans should file their annual share plan returns on line by 6 July 2021 to comply with law and to avoid financial penalties. Even nil returns will need to be submitted. No reminders will be sent by HMRC.
Diversity and Inclusion is high on the corporate agenda but is a challenge for society at large
D&I is an essential element of the debate about how best to fulfil a company’s obligations to its customers, the community and investors. Nominations and remuneration committees have an important role to play but so does society at large.
MM&K’s 2021 Life in the Boardroom Survey – we are asking non-executives to tell us about the topics which interest them most
MM&K’s Board Chairs and Non-Executive Directors’ survey, “Life in the Boardroom” is a “must have” for all non-executives.
Private Equity & Venture Capital Compensation Survey
MM&K has launched its 26th annual Compensation Survey for the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry. This survey provides participating firms with market leading, detailed information on both the quantum and structure of pay in the European PE, VC, Infrastructure and Real Estate fund management industries. In the survey we collect data on base salaries, benefits, annual bonuses and carried interest plan participation, plus details on a large number of other people and reward issues.
London Stock Exchange
MM&K are proud members of London Stock Exchange Issuer Services. Tom Hinton, Head of Issuer Services, and MM&K’s CEO, Paul Norris discuss trends in directors’ remuneration and how they have evolved over recent months. Paul discusses recent developments on ESG and the challenges some of our clients are facing, along with the impact of increased regulation and the effect on executive roles along with how the role of NEDs is evolving.
2021 and Beyond: Global Executive Incentive Trends
For the past few years, MM&K (as a part of the GECN Group) has conducted research on global trends in corporate governance. The 2020 research focused on how companies have integrated ESG into the performance measures linked to their executive incentive plans. Download your free report which analyses the extent to which non-financial objectives are making their way into executive incentives.
News & Publications
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Meet The Team
MM&K’s team is multi-disciplinary, bringing together consulting, advisory, legal, accounting, analytical and modelling skills. View the full team page to find out more.
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“Congratulations on a thorough and insightful survey. It fills in something of a gap in coverage of the numerous publications from the large firms in the remuneration consulting space.”
– Alan Giles, Chairman, Remuneration Consultants Group
“I was recommended to MM&K by an old colleague as the leading remuneration advisers in London with a detailed understanding of and experience with the design of remuneration structures in the alternative investment management arena.
I needed help with the introduction and detailed design of a carried interest plan for my team of investment professionals in a mid-market private equity fund management house that my business is heavily invested in. I certainly found them very knowledgeable, impressively responsive and tremendously helpful in guiding me through the various different structures and mechanisms that are typically used in carried interest plan arrangements.”
– CEO of UK based Family Office, January 2020
“When we needed to review our remuneration arrangements, we spoke with a number of potential advisers but MMK stood out with their detailed understanding of and experience with the design of remuneration policies in private equity fund management businesses.
As a premium listed company on the London Stock Exchange, we needed comprehensive advice from a firm that understood both the corporate governance requirements for a fully listed company as well as the design of remuneration structures and policies in PE fund management businesses. We needed advice on salary levels, bonus plan metrics and LTIP design.
We found that MM&K had a detailed knowledge of the PE industry and its remuneration structures. They also understood the requirements that we needed to comply with as a fully listed company. They were diligent in their market research and advice and efficient in steering us through this important journey including helping support our shareholder consultations. We have ended up with accomplished remuneration arrangements that were approved by our shareholders.”
– Graham Stedman, Remuneration Committee Chair of LMS Capital plc
“MM&K are that rare breed, people who actually take the time to understand the business and give executive remuneration advice which is practical, commercial and eminently sensible from the start.”
– Simon Bennett, Founding Partner, Incremental Capital LLP
Life in the Boardroom
MM&K has conducted this Chairman and Non-Executive Director Survey (Life in the Boardroom) for 26 years. It is unique as data is collected directly from Directors themselves, rather than from company staff or annual reports. This provides a more accurate picture of board practices and pay.