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  • 128How Have FY20 STVR Awards Gone So Wrong?

    Sep 2020

    The current COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis have generated questions about FY20 STVR awards both in the media and for the current AGM season. Should STVR awards be paid? Should the quantum of STVR awards otherwise payable be moderated? How can companies that received government-funded JobKeeper payments still be paying executives bonuses? The logical answers can be derived from a review of the fundamental principles that should drive all STVR awards regardless of external circumstances.

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  • 127Remuneration Benchmarking and Advice

    Sep 2020

    For some years ASX listed companies have been in a privileged position of having access to publicly disclosed remuneration data for KMP roles. However, using this data can be a burden so most companies rely on consultants such as GRG which have proprietary databases. However, not all KMP databases are equal. It is important to understand the differences so that you can have confidence in the data.

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  • 125The Power of Deep Data

    Jun 2020

    Big data is arguably the buzzword of the decade, the its real power lies in how it's analysed and applied. As a case study, we use the latest market data from the largest database of KMP remuneration in Australia, to show how deep data that is also narrow can produce valid and reliable answers.

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  • 123Remuneration and Financial Crisis Management

    Apr 2020

    No business will be immune from the adverse effects of COVID-19 beyond the short term. Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis, as well as innovations since, can be drawn upon. We explore the key governance and practical issues for remuneration to be considered by boards and executives in times of tight cash flow. There is even a golden wealth creation opportunity for those with a modern rights plan.

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  • 107Buybacks and Executive Incentives

    Sep 2018

    Over recent years, many ASX listed companies engaged in share buybacks, and yet little (if any) information has been provided in Remuneration Reports on the implications of such activities on executive incentive plans. We discuss relevant aspects of share buybacks and raises some issues that may warrant consideration by Boards in relation to remuneration governance.

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  • 102KMP Remuneration Issues for 2018

    Feb 2018

    2018 is shaping up to be a year of change in relation to key management personnel (KMP) remuneration. This GRG Remuneration Insight seeks to identify and comment on areas where change is underway or likely to occur in the next 12 months or so.

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  • 94Making Employee Equity Plans More Attractive

    Mar 2017

    Other than superannuation, which has many limitations, a General Employee Equity Plan (GEEP) is the only benefit which companies can offer their employees to help put them on the road to financial security. When properly structured, GEEPs can provide employees with the powerful benefits of compounding, which is the foundation of wealth accumulation.

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  • 91Government to make Employee Share Schemes user friendly

    Dec 2016

    The Government has recently released a consultation paper seeking comments from the public on changes to the Corporations Act disclosure regime that would make employee share schemes (ESSs) more user friendly. We provide context for the main areas that appear to require change, and our vision of a framework that genuinely supports equity ownership by all employees.

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  • 89Employee Engagement and Equity Participation

    Sep 2016

    “‘Caring’ and ‘sharing’ are concepts that attract minimal interest among many managers, who tend to see people as workers rather than workers as people … yet I have found that such concepts, practised in good faith, are powerful in their impact, particularly when productivity gain is seen not as a goal in itself but as a means to enhance life for all.” — Mr Dick Dusseldorp AO, CEO Lend Lease Corporation Limited. We reflect on how this philosophy may be applied in today’s regulatory environment to improve employee engagement, participation and company performance.

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  • 83Role of the Remuneration Committee

    Apr 2016

    This Insight discusses the need for Remuneration Committees and their role in compliance, governance and value creation for shareholders, in the context of ASX listed companies.

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