bonus watch

  • 09 Oct 2013 at 5:31 PM

Bonus Watch ’13: JP Morgan

That $11-ish billion legal tab will probably leave a mark on payday. Read more »

  • 04 Sep 2013 at 3:34 PM

Bonus Watch ’14: SAC Capital

According to Bloomberg, SAC Capital announced today that it will be leaving a little extra in everyone’s stocking next year.

SAC Capital Advisors LP, the hedge-fund firm that’s facing federal insider-trading charges and a money-laundering lawsuit, is raising 2014 bonuses for its portfolio managers by 3.5 percentage points to help retain employees, a person with knowledge of the decision. The increase, announced to employees in meetings today, will be paid to equity, macroeconomic and quantitative-trading portfolio managers, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private. SAC portfolio managers are typically paid an annual bonus of 15 percent to 25 percent of the profits they generate from their investments…SAC told employees today that it will guarantee a minimum compensation of $300,000 for its equity analysts for next year, the person said. A spokesman for the Stamford, Connecticut-based firm declined to comment.

SAC has long been known for paying extremely competitively, so nothing about this should be too shocking; the Big Guy figured out a long time ago that you gotta spend money to make money. Still, that it comes on the heels of reports employees are holding covert interviews with other hedge funds at various rest stops off of 95 suggests there may be some minor element of desperation to keep people happy. And maybe that SC is one analyst departure away from barricading the doors of the firm, dimming the lights, and using the words of others to make his case when his own fail him. Read more »

  • 06 Aug 2013 at 1:52 PM

Bonus Watch ’13: It Could Be Worse

You could be getting paid (or not paid) by Europe. Read more »

  • 30 May 2013 at 3:01 PM

Bonus Watch ’13: UBS

You get a raise! And you get a raise! And you get a raise! Read more »

  • 02 May 2013 at 2:26 PM

Bonus Watch ’13: Macquarie

The Aussies have some angry junior mistmakers on their hands. Read more »

Bank of America Corp. co-Chief Operating Officer Thomas K. Montag received a 21 percent raise to $14.5 million for 2012, topping his boss Brian T. Moynihan for the third straight year. Montag, 56, got a $5.46 million cash bonus for 2012, $8.19 million in restricted stock units and an $850,000 base salary, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based lender said today in a regulatory filing. That compares with the $12 million awarded to Moynihan, 53, giving the chief executive officer a raise of more than 70 percent from 2011. “This says to everybody that Brian is OK with Tom getting a superior compensation; Montag is doing a great job in a business that’s very tough right now,” said Jeanne Branthover, managing director at Boyden Global Executive Search Ltd. in New York [Bloomberg, earlier]

  • 14 Mar 2013 at 2:50 PM

Bonus Watch ’13: UBS

Not everyone received a package that resulted in a nice long cry. Andrea Orcel, for example, did pretty okay for himself. Read more »