Relative total shareholder return (TSR) metrics are still increasing in popularity. Last year, nearly half of all S&P 500 companies had TSR in their long-term compensation programs with most based on a relative performance measurement. For many companies, these relative TSR metrics are a cure-all; they provide a relative performance measure with transparent measurement criteria, and it links back directly to shareholder value creation. After all, the more the shareholder benefits, the more the executives benefit, as well. But is all well with relative TSR performance metrics? In this paper, ISS discusses recent analyses that suggests there may be some concerns with how these metrics are most commonly configured.