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June 2018: Trends in Global Governance

Dear Friend,

In this month’s Farient Comp & Gov Spotlight, we are focusing on global governance. Farient recently released our third annual Global Trends in Corporate Governance report, which highlights the continuing worldwide trend toward intensifying and converging standards of corporate governance.

We think it’s an important area for boards of directors and executives, especially as investment capital views geographic borders as more figurative than literal. These global investment strategies have widespread implications for executive compensation, board governance, and shareholder rights, all of which are covered in the report. Given the emergence of cross-border investment, we encourage companies to have their proverbial fingers on the pulse of governance trends – not only where they are domiciled but around the world.

In addition to the Trends report, I am also excited to introduce Farient’s recently released Pay Ratio Tracker, which monitors and aggregates the CEO Pay Ratio for S&P 1500 and Russell 3000 companies in one easy-to-access location. Our Pay Ratio tracker is the latest addition to a suite of offerings on our website that provide at-your-fingertips pay data.

In keeping with this month’s theme, you will find below the global governance stories my partners and I have found to be most interesting as we track and advise our clients on global governance trends. We hope the information and resources here are helpful as you navigate corporate governance and disclosures for your organization.

John Trentacoste, Partner and Head of the New York Office, Farient Advisors


John Trentacoste

John Trentacoste is a Partner and Head of the New York Office at Farient Advisors. Trentacoste is a seasoned compensation and governance consultant, who gained global capital markets experience as an equity trader at a global investment bank. He is a sought after speaker and a recognized expert in executive compensation and corporate governance who is frequently quoted in various publications, including: AgendaWeek, Bloomberg, Compliance Week, Reuters, and The Washington Post, among others.

Interesting Articles on the Power of Corporate Governance

Even as Regulations Vaporize, Corporate Governance Takes Hold Globally

Even as Regulations Vaporize, Corporate Governance Takes Hold Globally

There may be a widespread trend toward regulatory rollback. But this has not impeded the continuous advancement of corporate governance standards on a global scale. Activist shareholders, pension and mutual funds are demanding more corporate accountability, and companies need to be keenly aware of their own vulnerabilities.

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Index Funds Exert Growing Power Over Companies

Index Funds Exert Growing Power Over Companies

A significant number of U.S. companies’ decisions are now controlled by an increasingly small number of institutional investors. These index funds are becoming more vocal and pressing for ever stronger corporate governance standards, making it important for companies to stay ahead of the curve.

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Hot off the Press from Farient 

Initial Readings of the CEO Pay Ratio

Initial Readings of the CEO Pay Ratio

The CEO Pay Ratio has finally debuted seven years after it was mandated by the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2011. Although the value of the pay ratio continues to be debatable, it does offer insights into differences in business models between and within industries.

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Are Global Governance Practices Converging?

Responsible Investor – Are Global Governance Practices Converging?

Shareholder activism is increasingly a driving force behind improvement and convergence of global corporate governance standards. 

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Farient Pay Ratio Tracker

Farient Advisors LLC is an independent executive compensation, performance, and corporate governance consultancy. Farient provides a comprehensive array of services to boards of directors and management including: compensation program design, goal setting and performance measurement, pay and performance alignment, board of directors compensation, and shareholder communication among others. Farient has offices in Los Angeles and New York and covers clients in more than 30 countries through our partnership in the Global Governance Executive Compensation Group (GECN).

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