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Crossing the Pond In Search of Better Executive Compensation Practices

March 10, 2011

By Mark Poerio, Damian Myers and Nicolas Zouaghi-Maulet

Originally published by The Corporate Governance Advisor © 2010

Across the globe, executive compensation remains in the headlines, and hot in the sights of politicians, legislators, and governmental regulators. There has not been any shortage of finger-pointing at bad practices, nor pressure for quick adoption of best practices. From the United States to the European Union (E.U.) and the United Kingdom, a convergence is occurring as companies refine and improve not only what executive compensation they provide, but also the how and the why behind their decisions. The same best and worst practices are being acknowledged worldwide, even though the discussion that follows is focused on the pond known as the North Atlantic.