• 18 Mar 2014 at 2:00 PM

Bonus Watch ’14: Société Générale

The French aren’t too worried about your so-called bonus caps.

France’s No. 2 listed bank, Societe Generale, said it will ask shareholders for permission to pay some staff bonuses worth up to double their salaries, in accordance with the European Union cap on bonuses. SocGen disclosed on Monday a 299.8 million-euro compensation pool in 2013 for management, traders and employees whose activities have a material impact on the risk profile of the bank…From next year bankers’ bonuses in the 28-country EU can be no higher than their salaries or twice that amount if a bank’s shareholders give their approval.

SocGen seeks to pay bankers bonuses up to double their salaries [Reuters]

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  1. Posted by Matt Levine | March 18, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Just wait 6 or 7 years Shazar, when these troglodytes who beat you up are in 9th or 10th grade and are on the football team and trying to get enough mismatched cans of cheap beer together so they can get a cheerleader drunk and date-rape her, you'll have the last laugh. See 7 years from now (if you can avoid suicide that long) your unconventional nature will have bought you cred as a sensitive goth freak and you will be having more kinky group sex than these normal pukes ever dreamed possible. Remember eyeliner is a panty-dropper, the ends justify the means.

  2. Posted by Guest | March 18, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Word has it that if you don't like your bonus, they are making you walk it off to forget about it.

  3. Posted by Archer | March 19, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Double of zero is still zero, so hopefully the shareholders can wrap their heads around it.