boardpay.com
Executive and Non-Executive Directors' pay data in advisory quality;Full access to raw data allowing analysis the way you want;Pay data easily accessible at reasonable cost
Europe's leading Board compensation portal

Compensation data of more than 20,000 Board Members in about 3,000 corporations in one database.

Who we are

Who we are

boardpay.com is Europe’s leading portal for published Executive Director’s and Non-Executive Director’s pay. It holds great interest amongst many diverse stakeholders - be it corporations, their remuneration committees, compensation experts, investors, media, scientists, or any interested individual and organization. Consulting firms are also welcome to make use of our data for their projects.

Setting appropriate pay levels, defining adequate market pay structures and calibrating the pay-for-performance logic - all make market intelligence a prerequisite.

Transparency is key for getting the management pay equation right. Current disclosure rules differ significantly country-to-country. Transparency is not so much defined by the quality of disclosure of a single company, but by comparability across companies. boardpay.com sheds light on pay practices of European corporations and aims to make them as reliably comparable as possible.

boardpay.com makes pay data
easily accessible at reasonable cost. It is an intelligent data warehouse for mining by experts and non-professionals alike.
Garbage in, garbage out - boardpay.com invests heavily in its multi-layered quality data gathering process. Methodology development and quality assurance are performed by seasoned board pay experts. The result: the highest advisory quality data accessible online - enabling our clients to make sound decisions based on a trusted source.

boardpay.com is a service of the international and independent board advisory firm hkp/// group.

 

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Our services

Our services

boardpay.com provides Executive and Non-Executive Directors' pay data of European listed firms - directly online and in advisory quality.

  • Level 1 data: immediately available data representing pay data from more than 10,000 individuals from major European corporations.
  • Level 2 data: pay data from other listed European corporations available online on request within three working days after purchase. Should your request take more than three working days to deliver, we will immediately contact you. Our multi-layered gathering process ensures highest data quality.

Pay data is available for Executive and Non Executive Directors. You have full access to all raw data in MS Excel7 format allowing data analysis the way you want. As an additional service there are also predefined reports available.

boardpay.com began in 2016 with pay data from fiscal year 2014 onwards. If you are interested in longer historical pay data panels, it is likely available so please contact us.
boardpay.com means full flexibility: It requires no membership. You purchase only what you need, when you need it.

Should you be interested in large data sets (> 50 lines of data), historic data or have other special requests, please contact us for availabilty and specific pricing.

Special reports available

Special reports with pre-analyzed qualitative and quantitative information are also available.

Report Date of publication File type Preview
Annual Report Analysis Executive Directors DAX 2015 May 2016 PDF Look inside
Annual Report Analysis Non-Executive Directors DAX 2015 May 2016 PDF Look inside
Annual Report Analysis Executive Directors MDAX 2015 July 2016 PDF Look inside
Compensation of Executive Committee Members SMI & SMIM companies 2015 September 2016 PDF Look inside

Data & Methodology

Data & Methodology

Company data available

boardpay.com provides Executive and Non-Executive Directors' pay data of European listed firms - directly online and in advisory quality. Pay data from more than 10.000 individuals from the largest European companies is immediately available.

  • Cross-Europe: EuroStoxx50 and StoxxEurope501
  • UK: FTSE1002
  • France: CAC403
  • Germany: DAX, MDAX, SDAX, TecDAX4
  • Switzerland: SMI, SMIM5
  • Austria: ATX6

Compensation data from stock listed European corporations not listed in the indices above can be provided on request within 3 working days after purchase. In total, compensation data of more than 20.000 Executive and Non-Executive Directors' from about 3.000 corporations can be provided.

Reported data elements

You will get raw data access (MS Excel7 file) to all data available via download, e.g.:

  • Scope data: revenue, employees, market capitalization, EPS
  • Company demographics: country, reporting currency, stock index
  • Pay data: all pay information as reported based on our International Compensation Disclosure Standard (ICDS)8
  • Individual data: director’s name, full or part year, gender, etc.
Methodology

Making pay comparable requires a methodology that bridges all the various ways of disclosure, more than even the number of European countries. Therefore, we have developed the International Compensation Disclosure Standard ICDS8 (PDF Download).

  • Base salary: all fixed pay elements paid in the last fiscal year
  • Annual variable pay: variable pay elements with a performance period of one year and paid out for the last fiscal year immediately
  • Multi-year pay: variable pay elements with a performance period of more than one year granted in the last fiscal year

We also provide information on specific pay data with regard to certain countries and industries:

  • Germany based on German Corporate Governance Code standard reporting tables9 » Download Details (PDF)
  • Additional pay elements: benefits, pension, other compensation
  • Additional methodology: realized pay for the last fiscal year, target compensation for the last fiscal year, maximum realizable pay for the last fiscal year
  • Switzerland based on discounted values for equity based compensation10 » Download Details (PDF)
  • Additional pay elements: benefits, pension, employer social security contributions
  • Additional methodology: discounted tax values for equity based compensation
  • Banks according to CRD IV/EBA » Download Details (PDF)
  • Additional pay elements: upfront cash, upfront instruments, deferred cash, deferred instruments
  • Additional methodology: fixed compensation in CRD IV logic

In case you want to learn more about our methodology please see "Methodology & Glossary" (PDF Download). All assumptions made when gathering data are conveyed transparently and are included in the raw data as additional information. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

Reports & Pricing

Reports & Pricing

Access data

Accessing boardpay.com is simple. Before mining our database, you need only to pre-register using your e-mail address. There is no obligation when registering. It will be used merely to store any selections should you decide to purchase later.
If you want to confirm your data selection and finalize a purchase, complete your registration. Afterwards you will be able to download your file(s) immediately. Your invoice will follow by email.


Select data

To obtain your specific data set is a matter of 3 simple steps. Using our state-of-the-art and intuitive filters:
1) Select your data set: year of reporting, Executive-Director or Non-Executive Director, ICDS8 or another reporting standard …
2) Filter the data to get a first selection: country, scope, index, industry
3) Select the final data items you wish to purchase from your selection list

Buy data

To use boardpay.com no membership is required. You pay only when and for what data you purchase. All previously purchased data and your credentials are stored in your account. Payment is made via invoice or by credit card.

  • One line of data, e.g. pay information for the CEO of one company
  • Level 1 data - immediately available: 75 Euros.
  • Level 2 data - available within three working days: 150 Euros.
  • Minimum order is 500 Euros.
  • Should you be interested in large data sets (> 50 lines of data), historic data or have other special requests, please contact us for availabilty and specific pricing.

News

News & Events

 

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Data Available in
CAC40 2015 – full index data November
FTSE100 2015 – full index data November

 

boardpay.com News Flash

Learn more about current compensation trends, latest database news, corporate insights, special offers etc. Our boardpay.com News Flash keeps you regularly informed.

 

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News Flash Issue 1 - May 9, 2016

Transparency over compensation data for members of management and supervisory boards has considerably improved in recent years. But it still requires considerable effort to obtain that data in consulting-quality. hkp/// group's new service boardpay.com marks a milestone in availability of published board compensation data. The service offers detailed information on the compensation of executive and non-executive directors of stock market-listed companies in Europe - online, and with no membership fee or other restrictions.

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Stay up to date! Register here for the boardpay.com News Flash


 

Media

Media

In our online media center, you will find the most current news as well as background information about boardpay.com. If you cannot find the information, you need or have questions, please contact the listed contact persons. We look forward to talking with you.

Press releases

July 6, 2016 - Increased Top-Management Compensation in Europe
hkp/// group study "Executive and Non-Executive Director Compensation in Europe 2015"
» Read

June 3, 2016 - Supervisory board chairmen at ATX firms still not appropriately compensated
hkp/// group study "Company report evaluation Supervisory Board compensation ATX" (Austria)
» Read

May 9, 2016 - boardpay.com launched
New online platform offering direct access to publicly available, high-quality compensation data for management and supervisory board members at Europe's top companies
» Read

April 21, 2016 - Compensation of supervisory board chairmen at DAX companies falls strongly in 2015
hkp/// group study "Company report evaluation Supervisory Board compensation DAX 2015" (Germany)
» Read

March 30, 2016 - Continuity and transparency in executive compensation at DAX companies 2015
Average total compensation of CEOs is EUR 5.86 million, down just under one percent on 2014
» Read

March 23, 2016 - CEO remuneration Switzerland
hkp/// group study "CEO compensation in SMI- & SMIM-companies 2015" (Switzerland)
» Read

 

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FAQ

FAQ

  • Why should I buy publicly available data?
    Transparency over compensation data for members of management and supervisory boards has considerably improved in recent years. But it still requires considerable effort to obtain that data in consulting-quality. boardpay.com provides Executive and Non-Executive Directors' pay data of European listed firms - directly online and in advisory quality.
  • What kind of data can I buy?
    boardpay.com provides publicly available individual Executive and Non-Executive Director's pay data line-by-line, in predefined reports or as comprehensive studies including analysis and trends.
  • Do I receive the most recently published data?
    boardpay.com provides officially published compensation data - actual and historical - directly online or , if not available, on request within reasonable time.
  • Is the data safe to use in terms of data privacy?
    boardpay.com provides published pay data of European listed firms as disclosed. Data privacy terms are considered and comply with our high quality standards.
  • What are the sources of the data provided on boardpay.com?
    boardpay.com gathers publicly available compensation data from annual reports, proxy statements, registration documents, reference documents, remuneration/compensation reports or forms 20-F.
  • Can data provided by boardpay.com be used for scientific or media purposes?
    Data provided on boardpay.com can be used with appropriate source reference: "Data provided by boardpay.com." Data can also be imported to programs like SPPS or Stata for statistical analyses. If you are interested in large datasets or historical data, please contact us.
  • Are there restrictions in the use of provided data?
    Please indicate the source reference ("Data provided by boardpay.com.") when publishing our data. Should you be interested in large data sets (> 50 lines of data), historical data or have other special requests, please contact us for availability. Resale of pay data provided by boardpay.com is only permitted in agreement, please see our terms and conditions
  • How does boardpay.com ensure data quality and accuracy?
    boardpay.com invests heavily in its multi-layered quality data gathering process. Methodology development and quality assurance are performed by our seasoned board pay experts. The result: the highest advisory quality data accessible online - enabling clients to make sound decisions based on a trusted source.
  • Do you provide information concerning quality of offered data?
    Data quality is determined by the disclosure quality of a respective company. We define a disclosure level per company, based on the disclosure practice for Executive Directors and give you an indication of data quality. Additionally, all assumptions made when gathering data are provided with the data reported.
  • Does boardpay.com account for country or industry specific regulatory requirements?
    Making pay comparable requires a methodology that bridges the various ways of disclosure. Therefore, we developed the International Compensation Disclosure Standard ICDS. All data is based on ICDS and takes into account national and industry-specific regulations:
    - Germany based on German Corporate Governance Code standard reporting tables
    - Switzerland based on discounted tax values for equity based compensation
    - Banks according to CRD IV/EBA
  • What companies are available on boardpay.com?
    boardpay.com provides Executive and Non-Executive Directors' pay data of European listed firms - directly online and in advisory quality.
    - Level 1 data: immediately available data representing pay data from more than 10,000 individuals from major European corporations
    - Level 2 data: pay data from other listed European corporations available online on request within reasonable time after purchase.
  • What if I can't find the data I am looking for?
    Please contact us. The data you are looking for will be most likely available on request.
  • Do you provide historical data?
    boardpay.com began in 2016 with pay data from fiscal year 2014 onwards. If you are interested in longer historical pay data panels, it is likely available. Please contact us.
  • In what format does boardpay.com provide the data?
    You have full access to all raw data and predefined reports in excel format in addition to studies including analyses and trends in PDF format. Downloads are provided as ZIP file.
  • Can I select data individually? How can I filter data?
    You can choose between predefined data sets or individually chosen line by line data and try out our state-of-the-art and intuitive filters to obtain your specific data set of choice.
  • Is it possible to compare data from different years?
    A comparison between data from different years is possible. Please select data sets individually for each year.
  • What is the price or price structure of boardpay?
    Users can purchase their specific data selection line by line. In addition predefined packages, e.g. Executives or Non-Executive in a full index, are provided at special prices. Please, see our full price list.
  • Is it necessary to create a user account in order to use boardpay.com?
    Mining our database is possible without creating an account. However, in order to confirm your data selection and finalize a purchase, we ask you to register and create an account. This might be a temporary guest account.
  • What are the payment options?
    Payments can be made via invoice or by credit card.
  • Are there any discounts?
    Predefined packages will be available at a special price. Please see our price list. Should you be interested in large data sets (> 50 lines of data), historical data or have other special requests, please contact us for availability and specific pricing.
  • Whom to contact in case of further questions?
    If you have any questions regarding data items, technical issues, prices and availability please contact the respective service number (service numbers please see below).
  • How do I stay up to date on boardpay news and developments?
    To learn more about current compensation trends, latest database news, corporate insights and special offers please subscribe to our newsletter. We also conduct webinars on current compensation trends in regular intervals.

Contact us

Contact us

Our team consists of experienced compensation experts with industry and consulting background - understanding client needs from simple data picking to complex benchmarks and comprehensive reports.

We are always available to discuss your needs, so please do not hesitate to contact your boardpay.com expert. If you have questions or want more information do not hesitate to contact us per E-Mail: info@boardpay.com or via phone from your country (English speaking support).

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