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The 2014 proxy season featured a 15% drop in say on pay volatility - the number of companies which experienced a year-over-year change in say on pay support exceeding 20 percentage points.

SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar, an economist, is the only non-attorney SEC Commissioner and the first in over seven years.

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Council of Institutional Investors Announces New Policy Aimed at Curbing Automatic Accelerated Vesting of Equity in Change-in-Control

April 10, 2015 [Center News Story]

Last week, the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) announced that its members had …

SEC Whistleblower Enforcement Targets Company Confidentiality Provisions in Severance Agreements, Employment Contracts

April 10, 2015 [Center News Story]

Companies may be forced to rethink the phrasing of confidentiality language in employment …

While New York Times Focuses on Pay Ratio Number, Washington Post Finds Comparison of Pay Ratios "Misleading"

April 10, 2015 [Center News Story]

Demonstrating the conflicting and divergent ways the Dodd-Frank pay ratio could be viewed by …

Massachusetts Pension Fund To Support ESG Proposals, Require Board Diversity

April 10, 2015 [Center News Story]

The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (PRIM). which manages the …

Resurgence of Zero-Based Budgeting Driven by Activist Investors -- With Potential Impact on Performance Metrics

April 4, 2015 [Center News Story]

A decades-old management technique is making a comeback - and this time it’s benefiting from …

Interest Rate, Mortality Table Changes Ballooning Pension Values, Executive Pay Disclosures

March 27, 2015 [Center News Story]

In what has become a media focal point already during the 2015 proxy season, decreases in …