bonuses

  • 22 Oct 2013 at 5:20 PM

Bonus Watch’ 13: Blame It On The Shutdown

Washington has really done it now. Read more »

  • 16 Oct 2013 at 3:17 PM

Bonus/Layoffs Watch ’13: Bond Traders

The bonus is you get to keep your job. Read more »

  • 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 »

What did then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson think of the big bonuses banks paid out circa the financial crisis? While he didn’t say anything at the time, apparently the only thing standing between said banks and HP’s fists was the fact that Paulson was able to successfully talk himself out of going down there* and showing everyone how he earned the nickname “Dirty Thunder” back at Dartmouth. After holding his tongue for five years, Paulson finally decided to open up and tell Andrew Ross Sorkin how he really feels. 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 »

  • 02 Aug 2013 at 1:42 PM

Bonus Watch ’13, ’14, ’15, Beyond: RBS CEO’s

The new guy is well-aware you don’t make friends with salad and/or enormous packages (base pay/pensions/etc excepted). Read more »

Europe has big plans to micromanage bankers’ bonuses and the first step of those plans is to figure out how big those bonuses are. And here is the answer! For 2011, anyway, and for bankers who made more than €1mm. It’s a report from the European Banking Authority based on their data collection project, in which national regulators were asked to collect data on all bankers within their borders who made more than €1mm.

I’ve had a go at putting it into a spreadsheet, which you should play with; you might find more interesting things than I did. But given that fixed vs. variable comp for high earners is the main focus, here’s the fixed/variable breakdown in various countries:
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