Spencer Stuart Releases 2018 Board Index

Spencer Stuart has released its 2018 Board Index, which examines trends in board composition and governance practices among S&P 500 companies. Notable findings include the following: S&P 500 boards appointed the most new directors since 2004; newly appointed directors are more likely to be younger and actively employed; female representation increased to a record-breaking 40% of the incoming class (up from 36% last year); and growth in director compensation continues to outpace inflation. The full Index is available here.