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MM&K (the UK partner firm in the GECN group) has published its 2023 research on how the world’s largest firms use ESG (environmental, social, governance) metrics in their executive incentive plans. Download your free copy here. We researched the world’s top firms for how they use ESG metrics when paying their CEOs. A category among…

January 26, 2023 Read more >

Following the UK Government’s announcement last September that the cap on bankers’ bonuses was to be removed, it is important to consider the knock-on effect this is likely to have on wider businesses and their attitude towards remuneration. The bonus cap in question currently prevents employees of UK banks, building societies and certain investment firms…

January 26, 2023 Read more >

Looking back on a year of turmoil 2022 was supposed to be the year in which we started to get back to normal, or to embrace the “new” normal. In January, COVID was a declining force, inflation was 5.5%, investors anticipated a brighter outlook for the UK economy and the FTSE100 index closed above 7,500…

December 21, 2022 Read more >

On 8th November this year, a (cross party supported) Private Members’ Bill was introduced into Parliament with the aim of updating two of the current share ownership schemes (the share incentive plan, known as SIP, and the save-as-you-earn system, known as SAYE or Sharesave) —and proposes a third scheme. As is the nature of these…

November 22, 2022 Read more >

MM&K (the UK partner firm in the GECN group) is soon to publish its 2022/23 research on how the world’s largest firms use ESG (environmental, social, governance) metrics in their executive incentive plans. Download your free copy. Environmental metrics appear to have truly flourished across the world this year. All regions reported an increase, Europe…

November 22, 2022 Read more >

MM&K’s Paul Norris was interviewed by Katya Gorbatiouk for London Stock Exchange’s Market Matters to discuss the current state of director and executive remuneration and how it is might evolve in the future. The interview covered a wide range of topics and includes insights on current challenges for remuneration committees, ESG, the impact of policies…

October 12, 2022 Watch the interview >

ESG is a growing characteristic of executive remuneration plans, with 58% of FTSE 100 companies including these metrics in their reward packages – up from 45% in 2020. According to a 2021 PwC Survey amongst Corporate Directors, 94% support the inclusion of non-financial targets in executive compensation plans. But aside from this, why should companies…

September 15, 2022 Read more >

On the 12th July, the ESOP Centre hosted a members’ webclave titled “Are Broad-Based Share Plans Still Fit For Purpose?”. The guest speakers covered a number of topics and issues affecting broad-based share plans today. An employee share scheme is a powerful tool for employee retention and alignment of stakeholder interests. As employment practices are…

July 19, 2022 Read more >

Having seemingly come out of the worst of the recent pandemic, many employers were delighted in early 2022 to be able to give a decent level of pay rises.  Our discussions and reviews with employers were showing increases of at least 3% as being the norm. However, this good news was swallowed up by the…

July 19, 2022 Read more >

The career path of many employees includes a series of promotions to team leader or manager (requiring the individual to acquire managerial skills and responsibilities). There are certain benefits and responsibilities that come with this progression, e.g.: Pay – the pay levels increase; Title – gives a feeling of more importance, recognises development and brings…

June 29, 2022 Read more >

MM&K is currently conducting a short pulse survey to provide us, and our clients, with an indication of what is happening to pay levels, in particular for the investment professionals, in the private equity and infrastructure fund management industries in the UK. There has been much commentary in the press recently about how the starting…

April 19, 2022 Read more >

Participants in MM&K’s exclusive report Life in the Boardroom – a survey of non-executive directors – raised concerns over increased responsibilities relative to their pay. “In light of increased governance & regulatory frameworks, and time commitments, NED fees should be higher.” “…responsibilities have increased … NEDs are underpaid in comparison to executive directors”. Below is…

March 16, 2022 Read more >

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