We are delighted to launch our AIM-listed executive benchmarking survey for 2021.

Executive remuneration continues to be impacted by the pandemic and we are starting to see what this means for businesses and how they reward their executives, particularly with respect to variable remuneration.  The results from our 2021 report on executive remuneration in AIM-listed companies show a significant reduction in bonus pay-outs, with remuneration committees endeavouring to balance investor, employee, and stakeholder expectations whilst rewarding executives for their contributions through these turbulent times.  However, there have also been several positive developments including improved disclosure among AIM companies, an increased focus on governance in line with the QCA guidelines and enhancements in the mix of short-term and long term incentives, with the long term portion exceeding 2019 levels.

In the below video, Chris Barnes discusses the highlights from our survey.

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Our report provides an overview of total executive pay packages for AIM Listed companies, including basic salary and incentives as well as a review of updates to regulatory requirements and remuneration guidelines.

The report uses data published by companies up to 31 October 2020.