The Monitor's View Executive pay, company performance: Always a link?

A proposed federal rule would require companies to compare executive pay to their bottom line. While this transparency might help shareholders, would it track intrinsic motives of those running a company?


People who own stock, which includes nearly half of Americans, often want to know if a company’s executives are worth their salt. They may soon get some help. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed Wednesday that publicly traded firms reveal how incentive compensation for their executives stacks up against the company’s performance.