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Executive ‘Pay-Versus-Performance’ Rules Get New Push From SEC (1)

Jan. 19, 2022, 9:27 PMUpdated: Jan. 19, 2022, 11:13 PM

The SEC plans to take another crack at “pay-versus-performance” rules that would require companies to disclose the relationship between their financial results and executive compensation.

The Securities and Exchange Commission will take up the Dodd-Frank Act rules next week, Chair Gary Gensler told reporters Wednesday.

Pay-versus-performance rules had been on the agency’s long-term regulatory agenda for several years. A divided SEC voted to release a proposal for public comment in 2015, but it faced pushback from businesses in favor of more flexible reporting requirements.

The SEC plans to reopen the public comment period on the 2015 proposal after a vote ...