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Three recent news items add spice to the ever-present debate about executive pay. In no particular order, Bloomberg notes that UK bankers’ pay is closing in on US-style packages, the US Federal Trade Commission has announced that employee non-compete clauses are to be banned in the US from August and the FT has reported that…

April 25, 2024 Read more >

The question of the future of executive remuneration is often raised around the time of a general election, with both executives and their employers keen to understand what the future might hold. MM&K’s Partner, Stuart James shared his insights at the 2024 Employee Share Ownership Centre’s Share Plans Symposium on Thursday, April 25. Stuart joined…

April 25, 2024 Read more >

MM&K has concluded its Private Equity & Venture Capital Pulse Survey on what has happened to pay levels (including bonus payments) so far this year, in particular for the investment professionals, in the private equity and venture capital fund management industries in the UK, which sets the scene for remuneration trends in 2024. This year…

April 25, 2024 Read more >

Data for our new exclusive survey of Chairs and NEDs – Life in The Boardroom 2023/24 – were collected at the apex of the on-going cost-of-living-crisis. Non-profit-organisations (NFPs) are not shielded from the economy and perhaps feel the squeeze even more than their counterparts in the private sector. This article explores the experience of board…

April 25, 2024 Read more >

An annual return needs to be submitted by all companies which have an active employee share plan registered with HMRC. This includes tax-advantaged share plans such as EMI, CSOP, SAYE and SIP as well as any non-tax advantaged plans or arrangements such as unapproved options, conditional share awards (or restricted stock units), growth share plans…

April 23, 2024 Read more >

2024 will be another significant year for UK corporate governance reform. Last year’s consultation on the UK corporate Governance Code raised a number of issues. In the end, government intervention (or failure to act) resulted in the FRC’s watered-down revision, which, at least, took account of concerns voiced by issuers. This year is likely to…

March 26, 2024 Read more >

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, the race towards organisational excellence has intensified, requiring a nuanced approach that transcends traditional methodologies. At the heart of this pursuit lies the essence of human capital – a realm where MM&K has carved its niche. With a commitment to transforming organisational frameworks, MM&K’s Human Capital Advisory service emerges…

March 25, 2024 Read more >

MM&K is the leading UK and European adviser in the field of private equity, venture capital and infrastructure fund management firms’ compensation policies, structures and levels. Over the last twenty-eight years we have advised a significant number of Private Equity, Venture Capital, Infrastructure and Real Estate fund management businesses, both captive and independent, on the…

March 25, 2024 Read more >

MM&K (together with the GECN group) has published its 2024 report on how the world’s largest firms have used ESG (environmental, social, governance) metrics in their 2023 executive incentive plans. Download your free copy here. For context, this article explores metrics in the broader categories like Environmental, Community, Social, etc. These categories are composed of…

March 25, 2024 Read more >

Over the past year, the most frequent area of discussion for the private equity team here at MM&K with our clients has been around managing, changing and implementing “MIPs”.  This article sets out more details about MIPs and their increased use. What is a MIP? Taking it down to its roots, a MIP is the…

March 21, 2024 Read more >

The updated QCA Corporate Governance Code published in November 2023, alters the corporate governance landscape for AIM-traded companies that have adopted the code, particularly in relation to remuneration reporting. The code applies to accounting periods starting on or after 1 April 2024, so companies with a 31 December financial year-end will have more time to…

February 22, 2024 Read more >

In the private equity industry, compensation packages are not one-size-fits-all. They’re as diverse as the firms themselves, shaped by a multitude of factors. Firstly, a firm’s history plays a crucial role. Established firms may have developed compensation structures over time, influenced by past successes, failures and regional benchmarks. On the other hand, newer firms might…

February 22, 2024 Read more >

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