CEO Stock Options Drive Income Smoothing

[A] new study finds that to a large extent, [any benefit from income “smoothing”] actually depends on the relative volume of stock and stock options held by the CEO. Prior research has offered two competing explanations for corporate income smoothing, notes the study, “Managerial Equity Holdings and Income-Smoothing Behavior,” published in the spring issue of…

Here’s one way to tell if a company is overpaying its CEO – MarketWatch

VEA Vice Chair Nell Minow is quoted in this article about use of non-standard financial reporting to inflate CEO compensation: U.S. companies that use nonstandard numbers to calculate executive compensation are overpaying their top managers, according to a new research report. The working paper, “High Non-GAAP Earnings Predict Abnormally High CEO Pay,” by Nicholas Guest…

Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan Got 5% Pay Raise In Spite Of Scandals | Fortune

In spite of the scandals upon scandals that Wells Fargo dealt with last year—and continues to deal with—the bank submitted a security filing Wednesday which revealed that CEO Tim Sloan received a 5% pay raise between 2017 and 2018, totaling to an $18.4 million salary.Sloan’s compensation, which Reuters reports included a $2 million bonus for…

Webinar on the Most Outrageously Overpaid CEOs of 2018

Join As You Sow’s Rosanna Landis Weaver, Founder and CEO of HIP Investor, Paul Herman, and ex-Secretary of Labor Robert Reich in a live webinar ob the most egregiously overpaid CEOS of the S&P 500. Source: Registration

European investors beef up stance over high executive pay | Financial Times

Excessive executive pay is under greater scrutiny in Europe as investors rebuff big pay packets for chief executives and take aim at directors who refuse to tackle concern over bumper bonuses.A report by Georgeson, the shareholder engagement and governance consultancy, said that this year at least one in 10 shareholders opposed pay report resolutions at…

Call for Whitehaven investor revolt on pay, carbon | afr.com

Whitehaven Coal is facing an investor revolt at its annual meeting on Thursday after an influential proxy adviser urged shareholders to vote against the proposed remuneration for the booming miners’ chief executive.CGI Glass Lewis called for shareholders to reject the miner’s remuneration report, the equity grant to chief executive Paul Flynn and in favour of…