CEO Trends.

Position:Director Data - Chief executive officers
 
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Record number of CEOs reached retirement age

* In 2017, nearly 17% of sitting CEOs reached retirement age (64 or older). That's the highest rate since we began tracking successions.

Outsider CEOs gained steam

* Outsiders filled around 44% of vacancies. In both 2015 and 2016, they filled about 14%.

The best CEOs left less often

* The CEO succession rate at better-performing companies declined to about 7%, the lowest since 2002. This likely reflects...

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