Eccles research: A new CEO can rock the stock boat

When a new CEO’s at the helm, investors pay attention. Like anyone taking on a new job, there’s a learning curve that person must go through. But when that person is the leader of a publicly traded corporation, the consequences can be immediate and large. Yihui Pan, assistant professor of finance, explores the effects a new CEO can have on a company’s stock in [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:42-07:00March 6th, 2015|

No bang for the buck: New research by U finance prof shows many CEOs overpaid

New research in a study from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah found that CEOs who receive higher incentive pay often lead their companies to decreased financial performance. Specifically, the study discovered that the highest paid CEOs earn significantly lower stock returns for up to three years. Additionally, CEOs with an average compensation of more than $20 million are [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:55-07:00June 12th, 2014|