Whilst many share schemes serve to align management and shareholder interests, there is a worrying trend, highlighted in the media, of growing discontent. This article expands on some of the weaknesses of these ill-fated Long-Term Incentive (LTI) structures. As all schemes are essentially the same thing (see here), this insight explains why these structures are not appropriate for performance orientated companies.
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Why are companies cancelling their share based payment structures? Our recent interview on CNBC business related to share-incentive structures. The combination of poor equity performance, cancelled dividends and lacklustre economic growth has proven a lethal concoction to these schemes – many are permanently impaired and will have to reviewed and at the very least reset. …
The current economic shut-down coupled with dramatic falls in the prices of listed equities means that executive long-term compensation plans are under-water. Given the extended time frame of poor corporate performance and resultant pressure on share prices, many of these share-based payment plans are unlikely to materialise. These share-based payments make up a significant proportion of executives’ total pay packets. And hence, we can expect more attention by market participants.
Understanding and applying the objectives for well designed incentives are critical in the design, development and implementation of such structures.
Remuneration structures and policy today is largely a commoditized ‘cookie cutter’ approach where the same structures are used across industries and businesses with little thought given to the specific circumstances facing the organisation and its people. Company’ boards are going to have to return to the drawing board for some deep thinking (and action) on their current executive remuneration policy and implementation plans.