Report on Executive Compensation Design

The report on 2020 executive compensation design in Swiss listed companies can be ordered now

Executive Compensation Report

To Board members, Compensation Committee members, CEOs, Corporate HR heads, C&B heads

This is to introduce the seventh edition of our report on executive compensation design in Switzerland. The report includes over 70 company profiles covering board compensation structure and executive incentive plan design. In addition, companies that purchase the report will be invited to attend two roundtables in the course of the next 12 months, at no additional cost. The roundtables are a great opportunity to hear about and discuss latest trends in the market and will be structured as follows:


Autumn 2021 roundtable

2 November 2021 - Novotel in Opfikon (Lindbergh-Platz 1)

Spring 2022 roundtable

Date and place to be determined

Morning session

  • Presentation of the report and overview of trends in executive compensation (Agnès Blust Consulting)
  • Blockchain technology in the context of compensation and the potential tokenization of incentive schemes (panel discussion with Luzius Meisser – CEO of aktionariat, board member of various startups and Daniel Leuthard – Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Momentus)
  • Retrospective on the AGM season (Agnès Blust Consulting)
  • Topic and guest speakers to be determined

Afternoon session

“ERFA” (Erfahrungsaustausch) session for participants on compensation topics. All participants provide topics of interest to Agnès Blust Consulting. The topics will be shared amongst all participants ahead of the meeting so that participants can prepare accordingly. C&B experts can use the afternoon session to share information in a confidential set-up (closed roundtable)

The report is organized in similar fashion to prior editions, with an overview of compensation model of the Board of Directors and Executive Committees in the SMI Expanded in 2020 in a four-year-view. In addition, the company profiles will provide you with specific information on each of the organizations of the SMI Expanded on:

  • The structure of board compensation
  • The short-term incentive plan design including target level, maximum payout opportunity, key performance indicators
  • The structure of deferral plans including vehicle (cash/equity), deferral period, vesting conditions, key performance indicators
  • The long-term incentive plan design including target level, maximum payout opportunity, key performance indicators, vehicle (cash/equity), vesting period, provisions in case of termination

In the appendices, which are provided as an additionalExcel file, the company-specific information is summarized in tables to make it easy for you to compare the various compensation systems.

Order your copy of the report and secure your participation to the roundtable on 2 November 2021 now!