In the aftermath of the financial crisis, financial regulators have become increasingly focused on how compensation plans can or should be structured in order to better align the interests of executives with those of shareholders. With the advent of TARP and now the Dodd-Frank Act, the focus is on how compensation structures may encourage more prudent behavior that is in alignment with the long term performance, rather than rewarding executives and other employees for achieving short-term gains. Our panel will discuss the regulatory guidelines and best practices that have developed, as well as alternatives for public companies, including financial institutions, to consider.
Topics Will Include:
- What we learned from the TARP;
- The interagency statement on sound compensation policies for financial institutions;
- Basel III and compensation matters;
- Implementation of the Dodd-Frank provisions regarding incentive compensation;
- Bonus taxes and other regulatory measures;
- Innovative compensation structures;
- Conducting a pay risk assessment;
- Disclosure related issues; and
- Say-on-pay and other governance matters.
- Charles Horn, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
- David Lynn, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
CLE credit is pending