Cash incentive Long-termincentives are valued significantly more for both American CEOs andCFOs than in other regions and takes the form of performanceawards, restricted stock, and stock options. (Photo:Shutterstock)

The top brass in the largest companies throughoutthe Americas are incentivized more to perform than thoseelsewhere around the globe—making their total pay levels higher,according to the inaugural “2018 Global Top 250 Compensation Survey of CEOs andCFOs.”

Three advisors to corporate compensation committees—FW CookInc., FIT Remuneration Consultants LLP and Pretium Partners AsiaLtd.—analyzed the CEO and CFO compensation packages of the largest 250publicly traded companies worldwide by market capitalization(excluding those that did not list the compensation of their CEOand/or CFO in their most recent disclosures).

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.