UK Clawback Rules Make SEC Proposal Look Tame

Earlier this month the SEC proposed new compensation clawback rules that would force executives to pay back performance-based bonuses if a financial restatement showed that they hadn’t really been earned. This might seem like a no-brainer (since the bonus was paid on performance that didn’t really take place), but the proposal only passed three to two and of course no one is eager to hand money back, earned or not.

But US executives got off easy when you compare the SEC proposal to the...

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