European Investors Oppose CEO Pay More Than Vanguard, BlackRock

Large asset managers oppose executive compensation plans at a higher rate than ever before, and European firms tend to reject CEO pay more often than their U.S. peers.

Allianz Global Investors last year voted against about 75 percent of compensation packages awarded to executive teams of S&P 500 firms, and Dutch pension fund PGGM opposed 98 percent of the time, according to a report issued Thursday by As You Sow, a shareholder advocacy group. Several major U.S. asset managers rejected only a fraction of those pay packages, the report said. Read Full Article - Bloomberg, February 21, 2019