Executive Compensation


  • Diller on Winters: 'He's just another blow hard'  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:57 AM ET

    IAC Chairman Barry Diller, who is on the board of Coca-Cola, reacts to Wintergreen Advisors' David Winters assault on the beverage giant's compensation plan.

  • 'You can't literally put a company in jail'  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    Executives from large corporations are not being held accountable when they break the law, according to Brandon Garrett, author of "Too Big to Jail".

  • Why this CEO returned his $2M bonus Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:44 PM ET
    Plum Creek home page

    Plum Creek's Rick Holley returned his $2 million bonus after investors failed to see return of investment during his tenure.

  • Bad romance: CEO gets bonus cut over affair Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    Alex Molinaroli

    Johnson Controls CEO Alex Molinaroli saw his annual bonus get cut following his affair with an employee of a consulting firm.

  • Is this how Wall Street encourages public service? Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    The debate about pay for Wall Street executives who take government jobs appears to be based more on a populist shakedown than on good public policy.

  • Seven firms paid CEOs more than Uncle Sam Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:40 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase (L), Mary Barra, CEO of GM (C), and Mark Fields, CEO of Ford Motors (R).

    Seven of the 30 largest U.S. firms paid more money to their CEOs last year than they paid in U.S. federal income taxes, according to a study.

  • Banker pay must stop encouraging misconduct: Carney Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:31 AM ET
    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, at the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference in London, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

    Repeated scandals at banks' trading desks show the sector's compensation must be regulated to stop encouraging misconduct, BOE Gov. Mark Carney said.

  • M&A banker? Here’s where you’ll get the top salary Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    Aspiring M&A bankers hoping to bank the bucks should angle for a job at Credit Suisse or Deutsche Bank, according to a salary benchmarking site.

  • Want a top salary? Head up a UK or German bank Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 2:55 AM ET
    Anshu Jain, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank, was Europe's best-paid banking executive in 2013

    Germany is home to Europe’s best-paid bank CEO, according to a ranking that shows little correlation between executive pay and shareholder returns.

  • What would Microsoft CEO's daughters say? Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 5:12 PM ET
    Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella addresses the media in New Delhi, September 30, 2014.

    Here's what Marie McIntyre imagines Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's daughters might say to him about their careers.

  • UK CEO pay soars as workers feel the squeeze Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    The pay gap between CEOs and the rest of the workforce is widening in Britain, with FTSE 100 bosses earning 120 times more than average employees.

  • Burberry investors vote down CEO's big pay deal Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:51 PM ET
    Christopher Bailey attends the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery in London.

    Burberry shareholders rejected a 20 million pound remuneration package for its new chief executive, Christopher Bailey. The Financial Times reports.

  • Morgan Stanley eyes pay cuts for advisors: Sources Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:26 AM ET
    CEO of Morgan Stanley James Gorman speaks on May 6, 2014 in New York.

    Morgan Stanley wants to pay out a smaller portion of wealth management revenue to the retail brokers who generate it, in a move to cut costs.

  • Zynga's stock is lackluster, CEO's pay is not Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 1:34 PM ET
    Don Mattrick

    Zynga shares are down more than 21 percent, but that didn't stop the company's board from approving CEO Don Mattrick $57,814,391 pay package.

  • Highest paid CEO surprise  Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson runs down the new list of the highest paid CEO's in 2013.

  • Activist investors spark c-suite fear  Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, discusses several of this year's themes at Yale's 77th annual CEO summit, including activist investors and executive compensation.

  • Wal-Mart fights back against proxy firm ISS Friday, 30 May 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Wal-Mart fired back at a prominent proxy advisory firm that critiqued the company's executive pay plan and how it's handled a bribery probe.

  • Shareholder anger grows worldwide over bankers' pay Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Investors rejected the pay plans of 10 of the world's biggest banks as anger over excessive bonuses soared in both Britain and the United States.

  • The average CEO makes how much?! Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Robert 'Bob' Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Co..

    The median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year.

  • Top 10 highest paid CEOs Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 7:42 AM ET
    Les Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corp.

    Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm.