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About Julian Hamud

Senior Proxy Research Analyst

Explaining Glass Lewis’ Approach to Executive Pay in the Context of COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected corporate governance from the beginning, and the disruption looks set to continue through the upcoming 2021 proxy season. Beyond the question of how to even hold shareholder meetings in [...]

By |January 26, 2021|Blog, Guidelines|Comments Off on Explaining Glass Lewis’ Approach to Executive Pay in the Context of COVID-19

Shutterfly: A Glass Lewis Equity Compensation Case Study

What exactly is a tech company? Shutterfly asked a similar question in proposing an amendment to their equity compensation program at the 2019 annual shareholder meeting. The plan included a number of best practice features [...]

By |October 8, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Shutterfly: A Glass Lewis Equity Compensation Case Study

Capri Holdings: CGLytics Use Case Into Executive Compensation Benchmarking

Glass Lewis’ two-pronged approach to executive compensation analysis in the North American market is delineated between the quantitative analysis and a qualitative assessment. The quantitative portion, while anchored by the pay for performance grade, incorporates [...]

By |September 10, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Capri Holdings: CGLytics Use Case Into Executive Compensation Benchmarking

How to Fire an Accused CEO: Moonves Departs CBS

In a climate where Weinstein clauses are shaping M&A and the latest Kevin Spacey feature nets less than $1,000 on opening weekend, many shareholders and activists were puzzled by the persistence of Leslie Moonves. CBS’s [...]

By |September 14, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How to Fire an Accused CEO: Moonves Departs CBS

The Cost of Ink: Viacom’s Contracts and the Price of Executive Turbulence

The Viacom boardroom has been a messy place of late. Very public conflicts over the control of the company and aging mogul/executive chairman Sumner Redstone’s fortune turned a page in recent months, and the impact [...]

By |December 23, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The Cost of Ink: Viacom’s Contracts and the Price of Executive Turbulence

Glass Lewis Submission to SEC on Proposed Dodd-Frank Section 956 Regulations

As discussed in our prior post, new regulations have been proposed to prohibit incentive-based pay arrangements that encourage inappropriate risk, in line with section 956 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. [...]

By |July 27, 2016|Blog, Regulatory Matters|Comments Off on Glass Lewis Submission to SEC on Proposed Dodd-Frank Section 956 Regulations

SEC Sharpens Clawbacks

Last week, a six-agency brain trust of regulators released a draft of rules to implement section 956 of the Dodd-Frank Act, covering incentive-based pay arrangements that could encourage risk or excessive pay among financial institutions. [...]

By |May 9, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on SEC Sharpens Clawbacks
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