International Roundtable on Executive Remuneration

28 September 2005; Champagne Room, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

Summary of Proceedings

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Final Agenda

  • 11:00 - Registration and Lunch
  • Noon - Keynote Addresses

    Pay Without Performance - The Cost to Investors

    Jessie Fried, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Author, Pay Without Performance, Harvard University Press

    The Dilemma of the Successful CEO - Risks Associated with Excessive Compensation

    Kees Cools, Professor of Finance, University of Groningen; Adviser, The Boston Consulting Group

  • 1:15 - 2:00 Panel Presentation and Discussion - Catherine Jackson, Moderator

    The Inside Scoop on Remuneration Consultants, Compensation Committees and Boards - How Decisions on Executive Remuneration are Really Made

    Diane Doubleday, Mercer Human Resource Consulting; NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Executive Compensation

    Robert Ferchat, Lead Director, Brookfield Homes; Director, CellBucks; Director, 01 Communiqué Ltd; former Chairman and CEO, BCE Mobile Communications

    David Beatty, Director, Bank of Montreal; Managing Director, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance; Director, Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada)

  • 2:00 - 3:15 Panel Presentation and Discussion - Raj Thamotheram, Moderator

    Evaluating Remuneration Plan Alignment of Interests - Challenges for Analysts and Investors

    Janet Kelly, MVC Associates International; Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel, Mason & Gette, LLP; Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University Law School; former General Counsel & Secretary, Kellogg Company

    Lynn Turner, Managing Director of Research, Glass Lewis; former SEC Chief Accountant

    René Maatman, Chief Counsel, ABP Investments, Netherlands; Professor of Law, University of Nijmegen

  • 3:15 - 3:30 Break
  • 3:30 - 4:00 Panel Presentation and Discussion - Keith Johnson, Moderator

    Remuneration Disclosure Requirements for US Companies - Filling Information Gaps

    Stuart Grant, Grant & Eisenhofer, Wilmington, Delaware

    Annalissa Barrett, Senior Research Associate, The Corporate Library

    Deborah Gilshan, Corporate Governance Manager, Co-operative Insurance Society - UK

  • 4:00 - 5:00 Roundtable Discussion and Next Steps

    Raj Thamotheram, Senior Advisor, Universities Superannuation Scheme

    Keith Johnson, Program Director, University of Wisconsin International Corporate Governance Initiative; President, Pension Fund Alliance Consulting Group, LLC

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