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Many readers will be aware that last month, the IA issued its response to two issues arising from Russian sanctions and the economic impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, namely: LTI award sizes in light of the recent fall in share prices; and Whether a six-month delay in setting LTI targets would be appropriate, owing…

April 19, 2022 Read more >

The High Pay Centre (HPC), earlier this month published a report on the pay-outs under Long-Term Incentive Plans (LTIPs) and bonuses for CEOs of FTSE 100 companies. The findings showed that those incentive plans often pay out a high proportion of their maximums, so the report argues that these plans are failing their key purpose…

December 6, 2021 Read more >

Many will have read about the extraordinary level of activity that we are seeing in both the Private Equity and Venture Capital industry in the UK over recent months. According to reliable statistics, the global value of deals carried out by private equity firms is set to surpass $1 trillion for the first time this…

September 9, 2021 Read more >

For many, September, with the return of schools and universities marks a new beginning – and in work, September becomes the time when all those activities that have been delayed from over summer are now planned to be put into place. Here are five activities that should be on your radar in terms of people…

September 8, 2021 Read more >

On Wednesday 24th February, the Investment Association published an update on its previous guidance seeking to update IA member expectations on how Remuneration Committees should be reflecting the impact of COVID-19 on executive pay. The main thrust of the update was an addendum to the original guidance that it published in November 2020 which we…

February 25, 2021 Read more >

Our April newsletter included an article on restricted share schemes, in particular making reference to research from the Purposeful Company (published at the end of 2019) suggesting that a growing body of investors are willing to consider alternative remuneration structures (to the standard LTIP), if the Remuneration Committee can argue the strategic benefits of adopting…

November 27, 2020 Read more >

Given the nature of our business, it will be unsurprising that we think share plans have an important role to play for companies weathering the current economic storms.  However, this view has been reaffirmed by the recent release by HMRC of research it commissioned into share plans.  The research was conducted independently and amongst its…

October 29, 2020 Read more >

In light of the deepening effect of COVID-19, here are some thoughts designed to help remuneration committees as they turn their minds to bonus awards for 2020 and performance metrics for both short- and long-term awards in 2021. Annual bonus awards for 2020 Performance measures and targets for 2020 will have been set at the…

October 29, 2020 Read more >

Share dilution happens when a company issues additional shares, reducing the proportion of a shareholder’s current ownership. The issue of new stock can be seen as a positive sign when, for example, it is used to raise money for expansion, to invest in competition or to introduce new products. On the other hand, existing shareholders…

September 28, 2020 Read more >

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