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Executive compensation based on asset values

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  • Hans Bystrom

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This paper describes how credit default swaps could be employed to create performance based executive compensation portfolios that reflect the value of a firm's debt as well as equity; i.e. the total value of all a firm's assets. We define so-called Asset Value Unit (AVU) compensation portfolios that work both for executive- and non-executive pay schemes in financial as well as non-financial firms.

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  • Hans Bystrom, 2012. "Executive compensation based on asset values," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(2), pages 1504-1508.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-12-00074
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    1. Patrick Bolton & Hamid Mehran & Joel Shapiro, 2015. "Executive Compensation and Risk Taking," Review of Finance, European Finance Association, vol. 19(6), pages 2139-2181.
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    Keywords

    executive pay; executive compensation; stock; credit default swap;
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    JEL classification:

    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance

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