SEC’s pay vs performance rule was first proposed back in 2015 – and after struggling for a number of years to make any progress, it was finally reopened in January 2022 and officially adopted in August 2022 in a 3-2 vote.
In broad terms, the ruling requires companies to disclose executive compensation payments and actual company financial performance.
However, it’s a lot more complex than it sounds and it’s expected that many issuers will have to spend a significant amount of time on their filings.
In our latest episode, we aim to dig deep into Pay versus Performance so our listeners can have a clear understanding of what is expected of them when they are preparing their proxy statements.
What we cover
About our guest
Terry Adamson is a Partner with Infinite Equity and a Fellow of Global Equity (FGE).
Terry began his love affair with stock-based compensation over 20 years ago applying actuarial disciplines to minimize the accounting cost of employee equity under ASC718, while also maximizing the perceived value to participants. Terry became one of the premiere experts on Performance Share programs and gained the nickname “Mr. Relative TSR”. Terry continues to focus on performance equity, and the mission to tighten the alignment between pay and performance.
Terry is very active in the equity community and has formerly served on the FASB Round Table on Employee Share Options and on the Executive Advisory Committee of the NASPP. Terry currently serves as the Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEP) and the Society of Actuaries taskforce on stock option valuation.
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