Intellectual Capital & Press

Interview with Tom Pittman by Wells Fargo Prime Services Business Consulting

Written by Wells Fargo Prime Services

Hybrid hedge funds, which take a longer term investment focus, have the additional compensation component of a returns distribution waterfall. What is the distribution waterfall and what is the typical profit split in this type of investment period? The typical split is 80/20 where the LP gets 80% of profits on an investment exit and the GP keeps […]

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EWM Global secures Raoul Kamath as US Regional Marketing & Sales Director

Written by EWM Global

EWM Global is pleased to announce that Raoul Kamath has joined the firm’s marketing and sales team as Regional Director in the US. In this capacity, Raoul will be working with banks, asset managers, insurance companies and private equity firms to enhance their deferred compensation, equity compensation, carried […]

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EWM Global Appoints John Marion as US Regional Marketing & Sales Director

Written by Personnel Today

John Marion has joined EWM Global as US Regional Marketing & Sales Director. In this capacity, John will be working with banks, asset managers and private equity firms to enhance their deferred compensation, carried interest and leveraged co-investment plan administration. John brings a wealth of experience from […]

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Interview with Wolfgang Schroter and Tom Pittman by PFM Magazine

Written by PFM Magazine

EWM Global’s CEO Wolfgang Schroter and CMO Tom Pittman call out the pain points for private equity firms administering their carried interest plans in-house. As managers expand their fund franchises and grow their deal teams, often with uniquely structured vehicles, […]

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University of Leeds Career Fair

Written by EWM Global

EWM Global had the pleasure of participating in the University of Leeds Career Fair in the United Kingdom, where approximately 7,500 students and graduates are in attendance each year. https://www.ewmglobal.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Leeds-Career-Fair.mp4 Team members traveled to Leeds for a day of relationship-building with recent graduates and placement year students. Successful campus recruits have […]

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Movin’ On Up

Written by EWM Global

EWM Global is proud to announce its new office location at 1177 Summer Street in Stamford, Connecticut. Having outgrown our previous office after five exceptional years, we are truly excited to begin this next stage at EWM Global! From our first logo in 2001 […]

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Ready or Naught? Maintaining Your Competitive Advantage in a Time of Uncertainty and Beyond

Written by Plan Sponsor

The challenges associated with offering creative and effective executive compensation programs have always loomed large for employers, but never more so than today when the combination of volatile markets, an uncertain economic environment, and the specter of expanded regulation have […]

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Pay Back Time: Expect Shifts in Executive Compensation as it Comes Under Increasing Scrutiny

Written by Judy Ward, Illustrated by Nigel Buchanan

Royal Dutch Shell’s February announcement, following a shareholder revolt, that it would freeze executive directors’ salaries for a year as it reviews their compensation packages speaks to the reality of Europe’s compensation controversy: It is not just for banks anymore. “Financial services got all the headlines, but executive pay is […]

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Hedging Deferred Compensation Risk Economically: What Every Executive Must Know

Written by Geoff Gottlieb

The recent turmoil in financial markets has raised significant concerns over non qualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans for executives and employers alike. If structured properly, an NQDC plan can be a valuable tool for helping executives meet their long-term wealth objectives through […]

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Financial Sector Compensation Policy Post Crisis: How has it changed and will it be effective?

Written by Geoff Gottlieb

Nobody disputes that key talent attraction and retention remains a critical driver of any financial services firm’s long term success and profitability, and therefore a high priority issue for senior management. The competition for talented professionals is intense in many industries and, particularly in financial services, compensation is still of primary […]

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Diversified Mandatory Deferred Compensation for Financial Firms

Written by Geoff Gottlieb

Post crisis legislation is forcing financial services firms to increase the percentage of annual bonuses that are deferred. For example, in Europe the CRD3 requires deferral of at least 40% of “small” bonuses and 60% of “large” bonuses (the dividing line between small and large is 500,000 […]

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Why COLI is Usually a More Expensive NQDC Hedge Than a Total Return Swap

Written by Geoff Gottlieb

Our previous article on NQDC hedging introduced the Total Return Swap (TRS) as an attractive alternative to direct hedging or COLI. That article considered a wide range of qualitative and quantitative benefits, but did not drill down into the economics of each strategy. In this article, we take a […]

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