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Oh, Pay vs. Performance! Oh, My Goodness!

Pay vs. Performance? “Okay, it’s happening, everyone stay calm.” – Michael Scott Last month, after nearly a decade, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final Pay vs. Performance rules (“Final Rules”). These Final Rules, while more complex than...

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The L-Blast | April 2022

ESG & Executive Compensation Linking environmental, social, and governance metrics to executive compensation is becoming increasingly prevalent. Pressures from investors, shareholders, environmental and rights advocates, and the government are pushing companies...

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The L-Blast | February 2022

New Focus on Executive Pay for Performance Executive compensation and pay for performance have always been a hot topic, but the SEC's recent reopening for comments on its pay versus performance rule has put renewed focus on this highly debated issue. A push from the SEC...

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The L-Blast | January 2022

Inflation and Executive Compensation It's a new year and as inflation continues to rise, budgetary concerns regarding compensation take center stage. We have been writing on this topic for several months, focusing primarily on the effects on salaries at the employee...

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Rising Inflation and Executive Salary Increases

Salary budget planning for 2022 has been a hot discussion as companies moved to finalize budgets for this year. In general, salary forecast trends for 2022 are currently tracking to be about one percent higher than previous projections earlier in 2021. Recent pulse surveys...

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The L-Blast | December 2021

Compensation Strategies & Trends for 2022 The end of the year is upon us and planning for 2022 is underway. How can organizations navigate the unprecedented workforce challenges we are seeing? Tight labor markets, inflation, covid concerns, and various compensation...

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The L-Blast | October 2021

Reassessing Compensation Peer Groups Peer group selection has always played a key role in the executive compensation planning process. While peer group composition may have been somewhat static in previous years, companies are now at a point in which reassessment is...

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The L-Blast | August 2021

  Another proxy season is behind us, and like every year, we had an opportunity to take notice of trends, specifically as they relate to executive compensation disclosures. In this case, we see companies are taking approaches to more clearly portray the link between pay,...

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Executive Perks Today

Executive compensation in the eyes of shareholders and outside observers is a complex, intriguing subject matter that always has people talking. As for public company executives, with their compensation required to be disclosed, the discussion around how much the company...

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L-Blast | June 2020

Dear All, We hope you and your loved ones continue to stay safe and in good spirits as we get through this challenging time. It’s hard to believe 2020 is halfway over, and what a year it has been. Hopefully the second half of the year gets better and we can finally put...

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L-Blast | May 2020

Dear All, We hope you and your loved ones continue to stay safe and in good spirits as we get through this unprecedented time. Although it will be a challenge, it’s definitely uplifting to see restrictions ease as our country begins to take the first steps in the...

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L-Blast | April 2020

Dear All, We hope you and your loved ones continue to stay safe and in good spirits as we get through this crisis. There is a lot of uncertainty and fear in what we are experiencing, but let me reassure you we are here for you, our clients, partners, and colleagues, to...

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L-Blast | March 2020

Dear All, We are facing unprecedented times and it is my sincere hope that you and your families are safe and have everything you need as we all continue to comply with orders from health and government officials. These are those times in our lives that we will always...

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L-Blast | February 2020

Dear All, We are well into the start of the year with spring around the corner and proxy season upon us. Here at NFPCCmp;A we have been busy helping our public company clients with their proxies, shareholder outreach and CD&A disclosures. Effective communication to...

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L-Blast | January 2020

Dear All, Happy New Year, may this be our best year yet! We hope everyone had a joyful holiday season in the company of family and friends. As many of you may know, I had a total knee replacement late December. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your...

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L-Blast | December 2019

Dear All, As 2019 comes to an end, we look back on this year’s accomplishments and the challenges we faced. It was a year that brought forth strength and growth as a team. We look forward to the new year with greater confidence, and purpose to continue to be better and...

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L-Blast | November 2019

Dear All, The holidays are upon us and the end of the year is quickly approaching. It has been an interesting year for us here at NFPCCmp;A but in this month of Thanksgiving we reflect on all our blessings and are thankful we can still say we had a successful year,...

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L-Blast | October 2019

Dear All, It’s hard to believe the holidays are around the corner, but what an exciting time for our great city of Houston once again as the Astros compete for their second World Series title! We had a rough start but are now in the lead, just one win away from the...

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Energy L-Blast | October 2019

To All Our Energy Community, There has never been a time where the energy industry has been in such a state of flux… especially with respect to executive and board compensation. Compensation has, for all intents and purposes, become a “battleground” of sorts. Still,...

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L-Blast | September 2019

Dear All, It’s nice to feel some slightly cooler temperatures as we enter the fall season and start drawing closer to the end of 2019! It’s a good time to refocus our energies to tackle the last few months of the year and finish strong. We have some great reads for...

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L-Blast | August 2019

Dear All, Just like that, the summer break is over and the kids are back in school, excited to see what this new school year brings. We at NFPCCmp;A are also looking forward to the opportunities the busy fall season will bring as we prepare to face new challenges. We hope...

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L-Blast | July 2019

Dear All, As summer vacations wind down and kids start getting ready to go back to school, we too are preparing for what’s ahead in the busy fall season. We have some great articles to share with you in this month’s L-Blast that we hope you find insightful. Our first...

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L-Blast | June 2019

Dear All, Summer is here and we are officially halfway through 2019! It’s a good time for all of us to assess where we are with our goals for the year and recalibrate as needed to achieve those objectives. We have some great pieces to share with you in this month’s...

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L-Blast | May 2019

Dear All, It’s hard to believe school is almost out and summer is around the corner! Work has been intense here at NFPCCmp;A but as proxy season winds down we have some time to refocus our energies for what lies ahead. This month we bring you an original NFPCCmp;A article...

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L-Blast | April 2019

Dear All, This year is flying by and summer is already around the corner! We are still in the peak of proxy season and we think you will find this month’s articles especially helpful. In our original article we share the top executive compensation best practices as they...

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