Executive Compensation

We advise the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for public and private companies on all aspects of executive and Board renumeration:

  • Salary structure and salary planning
  • Annual cash incentives
  • Long term incentives:
    • Stock options
    • Restricted Share Units (RSUs) / Performance Share Units (PSUs)
    • Deferred Share Units (DSUs)
    • Phantom share plans
    • Long term cash plans
  • Termination and Change in Control provisions
  • Employee savings and share purchase plans

Compensation Governance

We advise our clients on all aspects of compensation governance including:

  • The role of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors
  • The role of Directors in Executive compensation and Directors’ pay
  • Annual Management Information Circular and Compensation Discussion & Analysis (CD&A) preparation
  • The potential relevance of institutional investor and proxy advisor guidelines (i.e. ISS; Glass, Lewis & Co.)

Compensation Policy

We assist our clients with all matters relating to compensation philosophy and policy including:

  • Minimum share ownership requirements for Management and Directors
  • Peer Group definition and selection
  • Compensation strategy
  • Performance dimensions for variable and incentive pay
  • Pay element weighting (pay mix)

Benchmarking

In undertaking our work with clients, Bedford relies on publicly available information and proprietary data to benchmark executive and director compensation and ensure consistency with your compensation philosophy. We use this data to undertake:

  • Executive and Directors’ compensation packages benchmarking
  • Labour market studies to support broader-based compensation planning
  • Market-leading industry surveys such as the Bedford Executive Compensation Survey for Mining

 

Compensation Report: Cannabis

THE BEDFORD REPORT: BOARD & EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY 2019

The 2019 Bedford Report on Board and Executive Compensation in the Cannabis Industry. This is Bedford’s inaugural industry-wide survey of compensation awards and practices and provides insights into management compensation in this exciting and rapidly evolving industry. To better appreciate compensation practices in the Cannabis industry, we’ve offered comparisons to established industry practices in The Dietary Supplements and The Food and Beverage industry.  Please allow 24 business hours for our Bedford Group team to connect with you.





    Compensation Report: Mining

    THE BEDFORD REPORT: BOARD & EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION IN THE MINING INDUSTRY 2019

    The 2019 Bedford Report on Board and Executive Compensation in the Mining Industry. This is Bedford’s tenth annual industry-wide survey of compensation awards and practices and provides insights and analysis about the global mining industry, with the main focus being on Canadian mining companies. Please allow 24 business hours for our Bedford Group team to connect with you.





       

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      Frank Galati

      Managing Partner, Bedford Resources
      and Not-for-Profit

      Bay Adelaide Centre – East Tower
      22 Adelaide St. W., Suite 2760,
      Toronto, ON M5H 4E3 Canada

      416-963-9000, ext.251

      fgalati@bedfordgroup.com

      Stephen Diotte

      Associate

      Bay Adelaide Centre – East Tower
      22 Adelaide St. W., Suite 2760
      Toronto, ON M5H 4E3 Canada

      fgalati@bedfordgroup.com

      Jessica Pezim

      Principal

      Bay Adelaide Centre – East Tower
      22 Adelaide St. W., Suite 2760
      Toronto, ON M5H 4E3 Canada

      416 963 9000 x 263

      jpezim@bedfordgroup.com

      Stella Zhu

      Data Analyst

      Bay Adelaide Centre – East Tower
      22 Adelaide St. W., Suite 2760
      Toronto, ON M5H 4E3 Canada

      416 963 9000

      szhu@bedfordgroup.com

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