Stoel Rives LLP just released an excellent accumulation of updates for publicly traded companies. The updates that I think you will find the most helpful are relating to “Say on Pay”, “Say on Frequency” and the associated Compensation Discussion & Analysis (CD&A). For instance, it discloses a CompensationStandards.com study of recent proxies filed. CompensationStandards.com has observed a trend where most companies (58%) have chosen to recommend that shareholders approve a three year frequency of voting on executive comp. Unfortunately, the trend is that shareholders are approving an annual vote despite the company’s three year recommendation. Additionally, it seems that approval of executive compensation is not the rubber stamp most expected. An analysis of 8Ks indicates that two companies (Jacobs Engineering Group and Beazer Homes USA) thus far have had its executive compensation voted against.
Lastly, Stoel has a link to an excellent CD&A template from the CFA Institute.