Preparing for the 2020 Proxy Season: Noteworthy Updates and Developments
The fiscal year 2020’s proxy season is marked with significant developments that companies must carefully consider. A number of these concerns include the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) proposed proxy voting policy changes as well as significant trends and developments from last year which are expected to have a noteworthy impact on the upcoming legal and regulatory landscape.
Thus, it is of utmost importance that companies are well-versed of the important developments in the 2020 proxy season. Reviewing and understanding the significant 2019 proxy season trends can also help in order to best comply with disclosure requirements and prevent potential hurdles.
This LIVE Webcast brought by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the legal and regulatory developments in the 2020 proxy season. Executive compensation experts, Daniel Kaufman and James F. Dickinson, will present highlights of this year’s proxy season for companies to consider while presenting key strategies and practices to avoid risks in a rapidly evolving legal climate.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- The 2020 Proxy Season
- Significant Developments and Trends in 2020
- Common Risks and Pitfalls
- Practical Strategies and Best Practices
- What Lies Ahead
Daniel Kaufman, Lead Consultant
Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC
- Proxy advisor policy updates for 2020
- Hedging policy disclosure and open remaining open Dodd-Frank rulemaking
- Director Compensation scrutiny and disclosure expectations
- Responding to low Say on Pay votes
- CEO Pay Ratio considerations
James F. Dickinson, Principal
- Expansion of executive clawback provisions
- Realizable pay and CalPERS new say on pay methodology
- Changes to ISS and Glass Lewis say on pay methodology
- Update on SEC guidance for proxy advisors
- Shareholder proposals for 2020
Who Should Attend:
- Corporate Governance Lawyers
- Proxy Advisors
- Board of Directors
- Top Level Management
- General Counsel
Jim Dickinson is a Principal in the Philadelphia office of Pay Governance with nearly 20 years of executive compensation consulting experience. He works with Compensation Committees and senior management teams in the development of executive compensation and outside director pay programs. Jim has broad experience in the design, calibration, and communication of annual and long-term incentive programs. His client base centers on Fortune 1000 companies, particularly those in the energy, insurance and industrial sectors. Jim has been a contributor to various articles and newsletters on topics related to executive compensation and speaks regularly at professional and industry organizations.
Jim Dickinson is a Principal in the Philadelphia office of Pay Governance with nearly 20 years of executive compensation consulting …
Dan consults with boards of directors and senior management on all aspects of executive and director compensation. Areas of expertise include competitive benchmarking, short-term and long-term incentive plan design, alignment of pay and performance, compensation disclosure and technical issues. He advises public and private companies ranging from S&P500 companies to pre-IPO startups. Dan has been involved with executive compensation issues for over a decade both as a consultant and in a corporate role. He has a broad range of industry experience covering banking/financial services, payment technologies, business services, retail, consumer goods and media. Prior to rejoining Meridian, Dan spent over four years at a multi-billion dollar public company leading global HR functions including executive compensation, total rewards, payroll and HRIS. Dan previously worked as a Senior Associate in Mercer’s executive compensation practice and began his career as a strategy and technology consultant. Dan has an M.B.A in strategy and marketing from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in psychology from Duke University.
Dan consults with boards of directors and senior management on all aspects of executive and director compensation. Areas of expertise …
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About Pay Governance
Pay Governance LLC is an independent firm that serves as a trusted advisor on executive compensation matters. Our work helps to ensure that our clients' executive rewards programs are strongly aligned with performance and supportive of appropriate corporate governance practices.
We assist in developing an overall framework and governing philosophy, which describes the company’s approach to all aspects of pay. We utilize decision-quality data to assist compensation committees in making fully informed decisions.
We evaluate incentive and other executive program designs to:
Ensure that plans meet the company’s philosophy
Support corporate strategy and organization
Ensure performance measures are appropriate and consistent with the company’s value creation objectives
Improve “line of sight”
Align executive interests with those of shareholders
Be tax, accounting, and dilution efficient
Align pay and performance
We keep compensation committees informed and educated on emerging trends and key developments in executive compensation
We perform periodic reviews of executive arrangements, benefits and perquisites from both a “how” and “how much” perspective.
We work with compensation committees to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and best practices.
About Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC
Meridian Compensation Partners has a singular focus: to provide the most effective solutions and independent advice in executive compensation and corporate governance consulting. With over 80 associates in ten offices in the US and Canada, Meridian provides top management, boards and compensation committees at public and private corporations with core services that include board level advisory services, compensation program design, research and competitive market intelligence on executive pay and governance matters. We are unique in our ability to provide a full array of services and capabilities and develop long-tenured, board-level consulting relationships to over 700 major publicly traded and privately held corporations. We serve companies across all industries, and have particular expertise in industry sectors with unique labor markets, business metrics, and compensation practices. We guide clients through challenging issues and bring each relationship an independent perspective, expertise, knowledge, and deep resources.