GuerdonNews® Volume 14 Number 1

February 2018

Dear reader,



Welcome to the February 2018 issue of GuerdonNews®


We trust you are feeling refreshed after the holiday season. In this issue we:

• Dust off our crystal ball to provide a forecast of 2018 director and executive pay trends - we are probably at the start of an interesting ride. 

• Analyse remuneration increases for S&P/ASX 300 CEOs and discover that is some ways they are paid just like regular people. 

• Investigate the extent of the relationship between remuneration report votes and company performance. 

• Provide a checklist for risk aware remuneration committees, and those that are not. 

• Report ASIC's views regarding the most recent AGM season and proxy adviser influence on voting - do not count on any further regulation just yet. 

We are glad to be back (truly) and look forward to engaging with you on challenging new projects.

Registrations to next month's Sydney and Perth Remuneration and Governance Forums are fast flowing in. Do not forget to respond to your invitation if you want to attend, given that space is limited. Last year's events were very popular and some late RSVPs missed out.  


What can remuneration committees expect in the year ahead? 

Key remuneration trends to watch in 2018.  

Find out what to expect with our forecast for executive and NED remuneration increases, and more. 

Read more


ASX 300 CEO pay changes

Fixed pay stagnated, just like the pay for regular people.   

Almost half received no fixed pay increases. Half saw annual incentives decline by the same amount as the other half increased. LTI expenses soared as companies' CFOs, at least, saw their glasses half full, rather than half empty. And it was easy to see in which sectors executives were more loved.

Guerdon Associates examines the statutory disclosures for same incumbent CEOs of the S&P/ASX 300 over the 2017 year.  

Read more


The relationship between executive remuneration voting and company performance

At last, someone (i.e. us) has done the math.

It is not a question now of the extent that remuneration report votes vary with company performance. 

It may be more a question of the extent to which votes vary because of other factors.

Guerdon Associates investigates the relationship between company performance and votes against the remuneration report.  

Read more


Is your remuneration committee risk aware? 

A checklist.  

Remuneration committees have a new resource to help manage the risks engendered by executive incentives.

Read more


ASIC reports on the AGM season

Proxy advisors safe for now. 

In January ASIC published a report that provides an overview of some of the key trends observed for AGMs held by S&P/ASX 200 (ASX 200) listed entities between 1 October 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Read more


Latest GuerdonData® Updates

Updates to GuerdonData®  this month include disclosures from the following company: 


Executive and director remuneration data from all ASX 300 companies on GuerdonData® is available to any subscriber. Visit our website for more information on GuerdonData®.

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