GE offers Citi starting point for fixing CEO pay

April 20, 2012

Investors voted against Vikram Pandit’s comp largely due to his wooly incentive plan. Facing similar discontent last year, GE added decent hurdles to better align boss Jeff Immelt’s pay to the conglomerate’s performance and shareholder returns. Citi should go a step further.

Does GE gain by lending the White House its CEO?

January 21, 2011

When the president asks for help it would be difficult for even the busiest corporate chief to say no. It's even harder when he owes the federal government a big favor.

What if GE could start over with GE Capital?

December 14, 2009

Imagine Jeffrey Immelt, chief executive of General Electric , could remake the conglomerate's troubled finance unit from scratch. Ideally he'd narrow its focus to businesses related to GE's core industrial strengths -- and the size of its balance sheet to around $360 billion in assets. Imagining, though, illustrates just how difficult it will be to tame GE Capital to a manageable size.