Changes in Executive Compensation Packages Spell Opportunity for Advisors

September 2006
Journal of Financial Planning;Sep2006, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p30
Academic Journal
This article reports on the compensation that executives receive from their jobs. Because of increased scrutiny and backlash from executive misconduct, more restrictions are being placed on executive pay packages. Back-dated stock options are one of the few perks that company directors receive, which also draws the ire of critics. The article also mentions the shift from traditional pensions to defined benefit plans, especially in smaller companies, as they allow people to save more in a shorter amount of time. This is especially beneficial to people who switch jobs later in life. INSET: Increased Savings with Defined Benefit Plans.


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