Executive Pay

  • CEO, Executive Pay, Executive Retirement

    Executive Pay Regulation: The History of A Failed Policy Initiative

    The Wall Street Journal’s running a fascinating story on its front page this morning about how attempts to regulate executive pay have failed, backfired or led to underhanded compensation techniques such as backdating or spring-loading options grants. A good example of this is the attempt to regulate “golden parachutes”—the payments executives receive in the event […]

    / Oct 12, 2006 at 1:34 PM
  • CEO, Executive Pay

    Are Public Companies Paying CEOs Too Little

    The enormous pay packages that some chief executives receive from public companies are a never-ending source of media scrutiny and shareholder outrage. In the upcoming issue of Fortune, senior editor-at-large Geoffrey Colvin argues that this is causing a brain-drain in public companies, as the valuable executives flee to private companies. In his view, all the […]

    / Sep 5, 2006 at 4:28 PM
  • Executive Pay, Ford

    Ford Facing Executive Meltdown

    If you were an up-and-coming corporate manager, how much longer would you keep working for an American car maker? What if they had pretty much stopped paying bonuses due to low profitability? Increasingly, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, executives at Ford seem to be answering: not very long. Ford didn’t paid […]

    / Aug 28, 2006 at 1:41 PM
  • Executive Pay

    Hedge Fund Rule’s Demise: Wachtell Laments

    The lawfirm Wachtell, Lipton Rosen & Katz has long been on the forefront of helping corporate managers protect themselves from shareholders. They proudly claim to have invented the poison pill, that all-but-foolproof shield against hostile takeovers. Lately, the firm has been at the forefront of advising corporate America on how to protect themselves against activiest […]

    / Jun 29, 2006 at 3:45 PM
  • Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, Executive Pay, Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson, NYSE, Treasury

    It’s Always 2003 Somewhere

    Just when he thought he was getting out, they pull him back in. In this case, it’s Hank Paulson who thought he was getting out–the outgoing head of Goldman Sachs is preparing to leave Wall Street for his new role as the next Treasury Secretary–and Richard Grasso, the former boss of the NYSE, who may […]

    / Jun 20, 2006 at 10:15 AM
  • Executive Pay

    Bed Padding Exec Comp?

    David Phillips has taken a look at the proxy statement filed by Bed Bath & Beyond. Among the items of business are resolutions calling for the Company to be nicer to workers in other countries and not quite as nice to white people (the Board of Directors is currently all white). Phillips thinks this a […]

    / May 30, 2006 at 4:00 PM
  • Executive Pay

    Corporate Executives: America’s Market Dominant Minority?

    Amy Chua coined the term “market dominant minority” in her book “World On Fire” to describe an ethnic minority which becomes disproportionately wealthy compared to the ethnic majority of a region. Think the Chinese in many parts of Southeast Asia. Too often this can lead inter-ethnic strife, as majority population resentment builds against the more […]

    / May 9, 2006 at 1:59 PM

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