Already earmarking this year's bonus for a £20,000 USB stick studded with sapphires, rubies, and diamonds/mid-six figure luxury vehicles for all your friends/Star Wars dolls still in their original packaging/a gut renovation of your apartment that will take it from a standard two-bedroom with eat in-kitchen to a no-expenses spared Bat Cave replica? Consider slowing thy roll!
When U.S. banks post second-quarter results in days, it’ll boil down to this: Bonus cuts are coming for just about everyone this year, says Wall Street recruiter Richard Lipstein. “If you are break-even, it’s an achievement.” That’s the picture taking shape as analysts trim estimates for the quarter and overhaul long-term projections for banks’ main businesses after the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union. Starting this week, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. probably will say they saw a quick bump in trading after the June 23 referendum, but that deals are stalling and years of pain lie ahead.