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Last year was, by various and sundry if not to say all accounts, rather a shitty one. Luckily, if you are a reader of this blog, there was something to cushion the blow.

The average bonus paid to securities industry employees in New York climbed 20% to a record $257,500 for last year, according to state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

That said, use it well.

The city’s financial planning assumes that markets activity cools off this year, and that bonuses for the industry will drop by 17%.

Wall Street bonuses climb to record $257,500 per worker last year, New York’s fiscal chief says [CNBC]

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Wall Street profits rose by 21%. Your bonus? Not so much.

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Unless you’re a bond or macro hedge fund trader.

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Jamie Dimon’s one-time-only special retention bonus will definitely not happen again.


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David Solomon better hope Lollapalooza pays well if Glass Lewis gets its way.