raises

  • 17 Mar 2014 at 9:30 AM

Pay Raise Watch ’14: Warren Buffett, Bill Gates

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc has urged shareholders to vote against a proposal that it consider spending some of its $48.2 billion of cash on a “meaningful” dividend. According to a Berkshire proxy filing on Friday, David Witt, a Cincinnati resident who owns nearly $8,600 of Berkshire stock, will propose the payout at the company’s May 3 annual meeting. Berkshire has not paid a cash dividend since 1967…Berkshire also disclosed that Buffett’s compensation rose 15 percent last year to $485,606. That includes his usual $100,000 salary, plus $385,606 for personal and home security. The company also said it paid most directors an extra $300 last year. That meant Bill Gates, the Microsoft Corp co-founder and world’s richest person, was awarded $2,100 last year for his work as a Berkshire director. [Reuters]

  • 14 Mar 2014 at 2:29 PM

Bonus Watch ’14: Robert Benmosche

Benmosche, 69, earned a $6 million cash incentive, 50 percent more than his target, the New York-based insurer said yesterday in a regulatory filing…AIG revamped pay plans for executives last year to link compensation to performance after the end of restrictions tied to a U.S. government bailout. AIG repaid the rescue in 2012 and advanced 45 percent last year, beating the 30 percent gain of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. The plan “aligns the economic interests of our executives with the long-term interests of AIG and our shareholders,” the insurer said in the filing. Benmosche received a $2.3 million salary and $6.5 million in stock awards, bring his total compensation to $14.8 million, That’s 40 percent more than he earned a year earlier. [Bloomberg]

  • 12 Jul 2013 at 11:45 AM
  • Banks

A Tale Of One City

It is the best of times (for those getting hired by London banks) and the worst of times (for those still trying to get hired by London banks). Read more »

  • 02 Jun 2011 at 8:42 AM

Comp Watch ’11: UBS Throws Employees A Bone

As you may have heard, lots of people have been leaving UBS lately, which may have something to do with the fact that people would like to get paid. While a handful of marquee names (within the industry) have been lured with big checks, many senior bankers have heard nary a peep re bonuses in several years (and the staff’s pay overall is nothing to write home about, either), making employment with places like Citi look good. Possibly seeing recent defections to Vikram’s House of Kicks as one indignity too far, management tried to put a stop on the exodus late yesterday. Read more »

  • 21 Apr 2011 at 5:09 PM

Compensation Watch ’11: UBS Raises Base Pay

Exciting news for second year associates up through directors. Read more »