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  1. Towers Watson: Pay-for-performance disclosures dip in 2014 proxy statements

    trueSome 27% of the largest U.S. companies included an executive pay-for-performance discussion in their 2014 proxy statements, down from 28% the previous year, a Towers Watson analysis released Thursday found.

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  1. Towers Watson: Large companies increasing stock ownership requirements for executives

    trueLarge companies are stepping up their corporate stock ownership requirements for their CEOs and other executives to strengthen the link between shareholder and management interests, Towers Watson found in an analysis released Tuesday.

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  2. Starbucks CEO, 5 executives facing opposition on pay

    trueThe compensation of Starbucks Corp.’s CEO and five other top executives faces opposition from CalSTRS, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Florida State Board of Administration.

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  3. New York state comptroller: Wall Street bonus pool jumped by 3% in 2014

    trueWall Street's bonus pool rose 3% to $28.5 billion in 2014, according to estimates by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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  4. CPPIB, FSBA to oppose Apple's executive pay package, support proxy access

    trueCanada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Florida State Board of Administration plan to vote against Apple Inc.'s pay plan for CEO Tim Cook and other top executives, according to their proxy voting disclosures.

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  5. Shareholders approve pay package for Microsoft CEO, top executives

    trueA majority of shareholders approved Microsoft Corp.’s executive pay package for CEO Satya Nadella and four other top executives.

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  6. Pension funds take sides on Microsoft executive pay package

    truePension funds have lined up on different sides on the issue of Microsoft Corp.’s executive pay package for CEO Satya Nadella and four other top executives.

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  7. CalPERS staff bonuses up 14% to $9 million in fiscal year 2014

    trueCalPERS paid $9 million in staff bonuses in fiscal year 2014, up 14% from the previous year.

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  8. PIMCO paid Gross $290 million bonus in 2013 after trailing peers

    truePacific Investment Management Co. paid former Chief Investment Officer William H. Gross a bonus of about $290 million in 2013, a year in which his Total Return Fund trailed a majority of its peers, showed documents provided to Bloomberg by someone with knowledge of PIMCO's bonus policies.

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  9. Hedge fund portfolio managers' compensation expected to rise 8% — report

    truePortfolio managers at hedge fund companies managing more than $4 billion can expect an 8% rise in total 2014 compensation — base salary plus performance bonus — compared to 2013, estimated Glocap Search, a money management recruiter.

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  10. NYC comptroller targets 75 companies in groundbreaking proxy access initiative

    trueNew York City Retirement Systems filed proxy access proposals with 75 companies, the largest such initiative to give shareholders a greater voice in nominating members of corporate boards of directors, said a news release Thursday from Scott M. Stringer, New York City comptroller, who oversees the ...

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  11. Money management incentive compensation expected to rise — report

    trueWith market appreciation and positive inflows boosting assets under management for traditional money managers and hedge funds thus far in 2014, industrywide incentive compensation is expected to rise, said a new report by Greenwich Associates and Johnson Associates.

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  12. Delaware County pension fund sues Simon Property over executive compensation

    trueSimon Property Group Inc., seeking to avoid investor litigation, earlier this year eliminated a $120 million stock award to David Simon, chairman and CEO, in favor of a performance-based bonus.

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  13. Coca-Cola reduces shareholder approved executive equity plan

    trueCoca-Cola Co. announced Wednesday it is backtracking somewhat from its executive equity plan approved in a shareholder vote in April that received opposition from some major pension funds, which called it excessive.

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