Mercer | The Straitjacket of Executive Pay: Trouble Brewing?

Mercer | The Straitjacket of Executive Pay: Trouble Brewing?

Executive Compensation

The straitjacket of executive pay: Trouble brewing?

Demands for UK executive pay packages to be more tightly controlled and more transparent have come from all sides: from Westminster, from institutional investors, regulators, Brussels, and more. But the more you limit a board’s freedom to set pay, the more difficult it may become to recruit the best talent—especially when your European, US , and private equity competitors operate under very different rules.

Top executives, particularly with proven track records, are scarce. Attract the right ones, and employees, customers, and shareholders all benefit. Settle for the wrong ones — or keep them on “beyond their sell-by date” — and the performance of the company may suffer.

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 The Straitjacket of Executive Pay

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