Michael Murray: Some well-managed companies run big risks by underpaying directors

Others award whopping packages who deliver ‘book’ but unrealised returns

26th June, 2016

I don’t usually take much notice of the level of directors’ pay in the companies in which I hold shares because in most instances the impact of excesses (usual) or parsimony (rare) – for good or ill – is marginal. But surprises and scandals sometimes jump out.

A big surprise these days arises when it turns out that a chief executive is underpaid for his performance relative to his (or her) peers....

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