Recent Studies Show Rise in CEO Pay Fueled by Stock Gains

A new study by Korn Ferry Hay Group showed a 4.2 percent increase in CEO pay at the 300 largest public companies measured by revenues. The study notes that the increase in CEO pay was driven by stock gains, with cash compensation showing no increase.

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Pay Ratios More Egalitarian Than Expected, Early Calculations Show

According to a recent Meridian survey, many proactive companies are calculating the ratio of median employee to CEO pay in anticipation of the 2018 proxy season, when the SEC’s pay ratio disclosure rule is scheduled to take effect.

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Deregulation Heats Up at Mid-Year Mark

As the Trump administration approaches the six-month mark, deregulation is still a hot topic, with help from the Supreme Court and Congress.

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Despite U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord, Companies Feel the Heat on Climate Change

Shareholders at ExxonMobil’s annual meeting voted 62.1 percent in favor of a resolution requesting that the company “publish an annual assessment of the long-term portfolio impacts of technological advances and global climate change policies.”

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PCAOB’s New Auditing Standard Requires Disclosure of What Kept the Auditor up at Night

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) adopted a new auditing standard aimed at enhancing the relevance and usefulness of the auditor's report to investors.

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Mylan Responds to Activist Proxy Campaign with Reader-Friendly “Investor Outreach” Proxy Supplement in Anticipation of Annual Meeting

In response to a proxy fight seeking to unseat six of its directors, Dutch pharmaceutical company Mylan has filed an “Investor Outreach” supplement to its 2017 proxy statement.

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