Executive Compensation Solutions

Stand Up To Scrutiny. Manage Stakeholders. Comply With Requirements.

Design, monitor, and communicate executive pay programs that effectively link pay to performance

Today’s executive compensation landscape is more complex than ever. Companies are facing heightened competition for executive talent, pressures from their shareholders, and increased media scrutiny. ICS’ leading executive compensation solutions provide you with the resources you need to take your compensation program to the next level.

Streamline your annual executive compensation lifecycle, from strategy setting to implementation and shareholder feedback.

EXPLORE ICS EXECCOMP SOLUTIONS

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DESIGN EQUITY PLANS

Online equity plan benchmarking tool provides self-service benchmarking of plan features, burn rates, and dilution across various peer groups and industry segments. Evaluation and modeling can be done directly by users via the online tool or results can be delivered by your dedicated advisor.

Advisors deliver holistic, full-service equity plan support using proprietary ISS Equity Plan Scorecard methodology

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ANTICIPATE SHAREHOLDER CONCERNS & OPTIMIZE DISCLOSURES

Tell your compensation story, anticipate shareholder concerns, and improve your disclosures

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Anticipate Shareholder Issues

  • Analyze quantitative pay-forperformance tests
  • Assess any prior investor concerns raised
  • Understand potential perception of recent pay decisions
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Evaluate pay decisions

  • Identify problematic pay practices
  • Evaluate disclosure of peer set constructions, pay mix, performance metrics, and target setting
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Improve your disclosure

  • Harness best disclosure practices
  • Evaluate appropriateness of Realizable Pay disclosure
  • Demonstrate shareholder engagement and responsiveness

BUILD, ANALYZE & MONITOR PEER GROUPS

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BUILD

  • Leverage the most extensive company-disclosed peer database to identify peer group connections
  • Identify a comprehensive list of potential peers
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ANALYZE

  • Customize a peer scoring model using a multitude of criteria to identify and rank potential peers
  • Perform what-if analysis of compensation positioning relative to potential peer groups
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MONITOR

  • Monitor peer companies and assess their applicability as changes occur during the year
  • Review market trends to stay informed on best practices

Leverage Peer Architect’s extensive data and powerful analytics to navigate the complex process of peer selection

TEST PAY-FOR-PERFORMANCE ALIGNMENT

Leverage ICS’ analytical approach to uncovering possible pay and performance misalignment. Experienced ICS advisors help you uncover contributing factors and suggest adjustments to your plan structure.

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Build custom CEO pay analyses that aid in the preparation of compensation plans, identifying potential areas of investor concern, and drafting of your CD&A

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Create custom peer groups using the most recent ISS projected peers or company’s disclosed peers as a baseline

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Compare pay for performance scores against ISS’ high, medium, and low concern thresholds for a given company

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Access projected ISS Pay-for Performance peer groups and Financial Performance Assessment results

BENCHMARK EXECUTIVE AND DIRECTOR PAY

ICS acts as an extension of your team, helping you optimize your executive compensation program and align executive incentives with shareholder interests.

Assess alignment of pay incentives and company strategy using ICS’ comprehensive compensation data.

  • Uncover best practices
  • Make informed compensation decisions
  • Support your CD&A narrative
  • Develop an actionable plan for responding to investor concerns

CEO + NEO Compensation Coverage

6,000

GLOBAL COMPANIES

View executive compensation
by pay rank, role, or executive name.

DESIGN PERFORMANCE AWARDS, METRICS & GOALS

ICS design services leverage the Award Simulator to establish a clear line of sight into the value and achievability of performance-based awards. The Award Simulator is a cutting-edge model incorporating Monte Carlo simulations and the best forecast data available to help you with metric selection, goal setting, and other design decisions.

Use the ICS Award Simulator to:

  • Goal setting to model payout probabilities and set appropriate goals
  • Metric selection, including benchmarking of metric use by peers and industry trends
  • Ongoing monitoring and tracking of awards during the performance period
  • Guidance on presentation of award design designs
  • Scenario Testing to compare alternate designs and build effective awards

DEVELOP SHAREHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

How you choose to engage makes all the difference.

Experienced ICS’ advisors will conduct a post-AGM analysis of your shareholder meeting and work with you to:

  • Identify issues that may be contentious with your large shareholders
  • Target shareholders with whom engagement may be particularly effective
  • Design an effective engagement program
  • Assess how to respond to investor feedback and articulate engagement programs in proxy filings

Discover different ExecComp packages with features based on your needs.

Make sense of the data.
Our advisory services can help put
it all into context.

ICS provides you with year-round value with an array of executive compensation and corporate governance solutions. Whether it’s gathering data for your meetings or assisting with complex strategic decisions, ICS’ advisory team gives you the edge you need to reduce governance risk and effectively manage your executive compensation lifecycle.

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