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Great Expectations: Hermes joins the fray on UK executive pay

Three publications over the last few weeks are particularly relevant for companies preparing their new remuneration policies for 2017 (including most of the FTSE100). Hermes Investment Management recently published its “Remuneration principles: clarifying expectations“.  This is its first solo effort – it previously was part of a group of large investors who jointly published their … Continue Reading

Where in the world? New ISS policies

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has recently published its summary of 2016 policy updates.  The executive summary explains both how ISS has undertaken its review of global policies but more importantly summarises the key policy updates that will apply to companies from 1 February 2016.  ISS will publish the full (or possibly summary!) additions, revisions and updates to the … Continue Reading

ISS proposes changes to guidelines in France, Canada and Brazil

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS), the US-based international corporate governance provider, has released its draft 2016 benchmark policy changes for consultation.  There are only three countries where compensation-related changes are proposed: France:   Recent legislative changes in France have reduced to two years the previous requirement for a four-year combined vesting and holding period for performance … Continue Reading

Is it permISSible? Yet more guidelines on UK directors’ remuneration

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recently released its first stand-alone UK and Ireland Proxy Voting Guidelines (previously, ISS and the NAPF issued guidelines through Research Recommendations and Electronic Voting, their joint venture which came to an end in June 2014). The guidelines apply to shareholder meetings held on or after 1 February 2015.  In the area of … Continue Reading

Institutional Shareholder Services Provides New Proxy Guidelines

The Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) released updates to its guidelines that govern its shareholder recommendations on a number of corporate governance matters. Significantly, ISS has adopted a new scorecard for evaluating whether ISS will recommend approving a company’s compensation plan. The Equity Plan Scorecard, or EPSC, considers a range of factors that fall into three … Continue Reading

ISS launches new equity plan data verification portal

Earlier this year, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. released its Governance QuickScore 2.0 data verification portal (see our March Post). It has recently announced the launch of another portal giving all U.S. public companies that have an equity-based compensation plan listed on their proxy ballot for shareholder approval the opportunity to verify the data regarding such … Continue Reading

“Emergency” discretion in the spotlight – yet another clarifying addendum to a DRR

Pearson has followed in the footsteps of Aberdeen Asset Management, Compass, Imperial Tobacco and TUI Travel, and has become the fifth FTSE 100 company to release a statement to clarify certain aspects of the remuneration policy after the publication of its DRR. What next? The full details of Pearson’s addendum are below. In short, the … Continue Reading

US Companies Get Ready to React: ISS Launches QuickScore 2.0

On February 18, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) launched an updated and enhanced version of its governance and risk assessment tool for Russell 3000 companies – “ISS Governance QuickScore 2.0” (QS 2.0). Some of its new features include a new monitoring system that will be event-driven, whereby ISS will track certain regulatory filings (eg the … Continue Reading
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