Fulcrum Partners Welcomes 2019 and a New Year Filled with Opportunity

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The nationwide team at Fulcrum Partners wishes you and your family a bright and bountiful New Year. Celebrate, make resolutions, reminisce, and look optimistically ahead. And remember that within each new day is the inherent opportunity to start fresh once again. Happy New Year!       Securities offered through Valmark Securities, Inc. Member FINRA, SIPC, 130 Springside Drive, Akron, OH 44333-2431, …

A Time for Reflection: Paul Steven Murray

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As 2018 winds to a close, we reflect with great sadness on the loss of Paul Steven Murray, a Managing Director at Fulcrum Partners. February 3, 1967 – November 14, 2018 Fulcrum Partners joins all who knew and loved Paul Murray in mourning his passing. Paul joined the Fulcrum Partners team in 2016 as a Managing Director. Previously, he had …

Deferred Compensation Plans: 4 Reasons Why They Matter, Year After Year

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According to a report published last year by Principal Life Insurance Company, research continues to show that a deferred compensation plan plays a significant role in helping the plan’s participants reach their retirement goals. In fact, progress toward their retirement savings objective continues to be the primary motivation for plan participation. Additionally, reaching retirement savings goals plays the largest role …

The Role of Compensation Committees in Mitigating Potential Risks of Subject Performance Goals

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The Deferred Compensation News is pleased to publish the following post, written by Michael S. Melbinger, Winston Strawn LLP, previously published by the Executive Compensation Blog. Subjective Performance Goals After Elimination of the Performance-Based Compensation Exception The performance-based compensation exception to Code Sec. 162(m)’s $1 million cap on deductible compensation was eliminated by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of …

Your Retirement Savings: What Changed with the Mid-Term Elections

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It’s been just over a month since U.S. midterm elections yielded a partial change in command in Washington D.C. While the Republicans retained the Senate, Democrats won the House. Right now, you’re probably spending long hours on the holiday hamster wheel, where you and your staff try to complete 8 weeks of work and projects in 5 and a half. …

Action Items to Prepare for the 2019 Proxy Season

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Deferred Compensation News is pleased to share this important end-of-year discussion featuring Attorneys Michael S. Melbinger and Nyron J. Persaud of Winston & Strawn LLP. Providing a checklist of action items to address in preparation for the 2019 proxy season, the presentation covers: Lessons Learned from the 2018 Proxy Season Changes in Law, Regulations, and Proxy Advisor Guidelines Since Last …

Steve Broadbent Remembers President George H. W. Bush

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Fulcrum Partners joins the nation and the world as we mourn the loss of President George H. W. Bush and honor his legacy of service. Steve Broadbent is a Fulcrum Partners Managing Director in Atlanta. Before becoming part of the Fulcrum Partners team, Steve was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, appointed by President George …

Deadline to Update Compensation Peer Group Is December 7

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Attorney Michael Melbinger published this important update on the Executive Compensation Blog on November 19, reminding companies of the deadline for updating their compensation peer group and of the recent release of updates the benchmark proxy voting policies. Melbinger also promises further insights on the new policies, which we will be sharing next week on Deferred Compensation News. Consider Updating …

Tax Reform Elevates Split Dollar Arrangements As Incentive Plan

Tax Reform Elevates Split Dollar Arrangements As Incentive Plan

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Many of you have likely been asked for guidance in determining strategies to attract, retain, and reward key individuals within a tax-exempt organization. Split dollar life insurance arrangements, where the employer advances policy premiums via a loan to the insured executive participant in exchange for an interest in the policy cash value and death benefit until the loan is repaid, …