Farient Comp & Gov Spotlight

Dare To Be Different: Increasing Variety Of Compensation & Governance Strategies

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In this month’s Comp & Gov Spotlight, we focus on how companies are exploring unique or unconventional approaches to managing compensation and governance. These divergent practices can sometimes pay off, but other times may be met with intense investor scrutiny. Farient Advisors continues to identify these trends across subject areas and offers the most current and relevant insights to corporate boards and executives.

Robin Ferracone


Interesting Articles On Increasing Variety Of Compensation & Governance Strategies

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Companies Turn To An Unlikely Place For Their Next CEOs

GE’s recent dismissal of its CEO John Flannery, and elevation of relatively new board member Jeffrey Sonnenfield, highlights an unorthodox but rising trend to tap directors for executive positions.


World's Largest Wealth Fund Says Companies Pay CEOs All Wrong

After publishing a paper criticizing executive compensation practices just last year, Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is not voting according to its own purported stance. In fact, the investment pool continues to approve compensation in line with U.S. institutional investors.

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Dare To Be Different: Strategic Compensation Plan Design

In the post-Dodd-Frank governance landscape, a rules-based approach has led to homogenization of compensation plans. But the tide is turning as companies explore compensation plans more tailored to their own objectives.

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Board Diversity Legislation: What You Need To Know

Now that California’s Senate Bill 826, which mandates gender diversity on corporate boards, has been signed into law, Farient is closely monitoring the impact of this and other such legislation on governance norms and standards, nationally and globally.

Meet Robin Ferracone

Robin Ferracone is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farient Advisors. With more than 30 years of consulting experience, Ferracone advises clients on aligning compensation to business and organizational strategy, performance measurement and goal setting. She is the author of, “Fair Pay, Fair Play: Aligning Executive Performance and Pay,” and currently serves on the boards of Trupanion, WildAid and Women on Boards 2020. She is a member of Women Corporate Directors, Committee of 200, YPO Gold and the Trusteeship.

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Farient Advisors LLC is an independent executive compensation, performance, and corporate governance consultancy. Farient provides a comprehensive array of services to boards of directors and management including: compensation program design, goal setting and performance measurement, pay and performance alignment, board of directors compensation, and shareholder communication among others. Farient has offices in Los Angeles and New York and covers clients in more than 30 countries through our partnership in the Global Governance Executive Compensation Group (GECN).

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