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    1. June 27, 2016

      UK disclosure rules tying CEO pay and performance not working

      New UK disclosure rules introduced to curb chief executive pay and improve the link between pay and performance are not...

    2. June 26, 2016

      Feedback – pay transparency

      Andrew Hill wrote last week about pay transparency, which he believes to be the last taboo in business. He argued the...

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    1. June 20, 2016

      Pay transparency is the last taboo in business

      When Netflix was drawing up the famous slide-deck that frames and explains its corporate culture, its call for “candour...

    2. June 20, 2016

      TalkTalk chief pay almost triples despite cyber hack

      The chief executive of TalkTalk has donated her annual £220,000 bonus to charity after the telecoms group suffered one...

    3. June 19, 2016

      Tough banking rules lead to concentration of responsibilities

      A tough accountability regime designed to improve culture across the City of London from the top down has resulted in a...

    4. June 10, 2016

      French shareholders win say on executive pay

      France is preparing to pass legislation allowing investors in listed companies to have a say in the amount executives...

    5. June 8, 2016

      Sir Martin Sorrell’s £70m pay package sparks investor rebellion

      A third of WPP shareholders rebelled at the company’s annual meeting on Wednesday over the £70m pay package awarded to...

    6. June 7, 2016

      Fund managers urged to curb executive pay

      Campaigners for the reform of executive pay have urged UK fund managers to come up with more radical proposals to curb...

    7. June 7, 2016

      Business leaders must listen hard if they are to rebuild trust

      At 51.9 per cent shareholder vote against top management’s remuneration plan at Deutsche Bank’s annual meeting in...

    8. June 6, 2016

      Pay cut of 75% for Burberry’s Christopher Bailey

      The chief executive of Burberry, Christopher Bailey, has received a 75 per cent pay cut after failing to meet the...

    9. June 5, 2016

      ‘The chief executive of BlackRock is overpaid’

      Over the past six months, Steve Silberstein has become a persistent thorn in the side of BlackRock due to his campaign...

    10. June 1, 2016

      Shareholder rebellion brews over Old Mutual CEO pay proposal

      A shareholder rebellion was brewing on Wednesday at Old Mutual after the financial services group proposed a payout of...

    11. June 1, 2016

      Old Mutual: break-up fee

      Few topics excite popular opinion like executive pay at poorly performing companies. Old Mutual thinks it has found a...

    12. May 29, 2016

      Few people doubt that chief executive pay is out of control

      Few people doubt that the pay of chief executives is out of control. But if it is to be fixed, we first need to ask...

    13. May 25, 2016

      Burger flippers deserve bonuses, bankers do not

      If bonus or “incentive pay” schemes work so well for senior executives and bankers, why does everyone not get them?...

    14. May 23, 2016

      Trimming the BT CEO’s bonus will not fix its poor service

      I am probably not the only BT customer who gave a small fist-pump on learning that Gavin Patterson, the telecoms...

    15. May 22, 2016

      Piketty has last laugh as revolts threaten the pay status quo

      Thomas Piketty’s 2013 tome Capital in the Twenty-First Century was dismissed by diehard critics as doctrinaire,...

    16. May 22, 2016

      UK plc and the Americanisation of executive pay

      Who owns corporate Britain? Twenty years ago, the answer was largely UK institutional investors. Today, that is no...

    17. May 22, 2016

      BlackRock slammed over too many votes for high pay

      Seventy-five thousand people have signed a petition urging BlackRock to overhaul its approach towards pay over fears...

    18. May 20, 2016

      Goldman investors revolt over executive pay

      Goldman Sachs became the latest bank to sustain a shareholder protest over executive pay on Friday when about a third...

    19. May 19, 2016

      Deutsche Bank investors vote against executive pay packages

      Deutsche Bank has become the latest big company to be hit by investor ire over executive pay after shareholders voted...

    20. May 18, 2016

      France shows shareholders need the tools to tackle excessive pay

      François Hollande is an unlikely champion of shareholder rights. France’s socialist president has more often clashed...

    21. May 18, 2016

      Volkswagen to overhaul pay policy for top executives

      Volkswagen has conceded that its pay policy for top executives “requires change,” as pressure mounts from shareholders...

    22. May 17, 2016

      Hollande backs investors on overturning executive pay deals

      French socialist President François Hollande has emerged as a champion of shareholder rights, threatening to impose...

    23. May 13, 2016

      UK companies switch to listening mode as heat rises on top pay

      Some of Britain’s largest companies are preparing for a summer of tense consultations on executive pay after one of the...

    24. May 12, 2016

      Standard Life CEO says rivals should take pay cuts

      The boss of Standard Life has called for other chief executives to follow his example by volunteering for lower...

    25. May 11, 2016

      Volkswagen managers set to secure frozen bonuses

      Volkswagen has been strongly criticised after it emerged that the company’s executive pay plan makes it easy for top...

    26. May 11, 2016

      ‘Misleading’ numbers used to boost management pay

      Companies are increasingly using creative accounting to flatter their financial performance and increase payouts to...

    27. May 9, 2016

      Foxtons investors urged to vote against chief executive’s pay

      Estate agent Foxtons is facing a possible shareholder rebellion over increases to its chief executive’s pay, after two...

    28. May 9, 2016

      Why it is time to curb the madness of executive pay

      There have been plenty of executive pay absurdities in recent weeks, from the £14m (up 20 per cent) awarded to BP boss...

    29. May 8, 2016

      FT City Network: Is a pay revolution nigh? And if not, should it be?

      In their latest monthly debate, the members of the FT City Network were asked for their views on executive pay. The...

    30. May 8, 2016

      City leaders urge radical reforms of ‘unfair’ executive pay

      Government and regulators will intervene to cap executive rewards in the private sector, unless investors and company...

    31. May 8, 2016

      Biggest backers of executive pay revealed

      Goldman Sachs, Northern Trust and TIAA have been accused of routinely supporting pay awards at the biggest companies in...

    32. May 8, 2016

      Executive pay ‘rubber stamping’ rife

      Pot, kettle, black — three words that typically describe hypocritical behaviour crop up frequently when discussing...

    33. May 6, 2016

      TCI launches campaign against executive pay at Volkswagen

      Europe’s most aggressive activist investor has called for a radical overhaul of executive pay at Volkswagen, arguing...

    34. May 2, 2016

      Executive pay committee chair in the hot seat

      In the most high-profile shareholder protests seen in the UK for four years, investors have been directing their anger...

    35. May 1, 2016

      How women can demand a higher salary

      When I was hiring a procurement manager for my team, I asked one of the finalists what she expected to be paid. She...

    36. May 1, 2016

      Norway’s oil fund to target high executive pay votes

      The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund is launching a crackdown on executive pay, targeting high salaries at...

    37. April 29, 2016

      French government leads shareholder revolt against Renault

      Renault has suffered a shareholder rebellion over its chief executive’s pay, after the French government and...

    38. April 29, 2016

      WPP’s Martin Sorrell defends £70m pay package

      WPP set itself up for a shareholder revolt over pay after it awarded its founder Sir Martin Sorrell £70m for 2015 in...

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