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Research: CEO pay peaked in 1990s

In this paper, Steven Kaplan from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and National Bureau of Economic Research considers the evidence for three common perceptions of US chief executive officer pay and corporate governance. The first is that chief executive officers are overpaid and their pay keeps increasing; the second is that CEOs […]

Research questions shareholder voting

Authors Christopher Armstrong from The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, Ian Gow of Harvard Business School and David Larcker from the Graduate School of Business Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University, look at the efficacy of shareholder voting. The study examines the effects of shareholder support for equity compensation plans on subsequent chief executive […]
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CII wants SEC to keep up legal fight

The Council of Institutional Investors has called for the Securities and Exchange Commission to pursue a re-hearing of a controversial proxy access rule that would have bolstered shareholder rights but was recently defeated in a legal challenge.