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Jan 9, 2022 - 8:00pm
Gordon_C, what's your opinion? Comment below:


thought this post is way too early... 

Maybe the figures are being budgeted in the mid-year and communicated to employees in the following Jan/Feb?

Jan 9, 2022 - 8:02pm
Gordon_C, what's your opinion? Comment below:


Base increased from 85k  to 105k is massive!

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 9, 2021 - 8:57am

Can anyone comment on recent laterals bonus expectations? How many weeks / months do you have to join before getting anything (even pro-rata)?

I'm sure it's bank dependent but would love some context on precedents, especially at BB. Thanks.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jul 9, 2021 - 9:49am

It depends on what type of lateral move you're making. If you go BB -> BB (or similar, eg Jeff -> BB or Wells -> BB), then your new firm will typically pay you a full-year bonus even if you joined 6-10 months in to make up for the fact that you worked for 6-10 months at your old firm and didn't get a bonus.

If you're moving from a Big 4 or something they'll try to get away with paying you a stub, like 20-30k

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 26, 2021 - 8:38pm

Whatever you negotiated when you moved. This is why it is super important to get as much as you can in signing if you leave before bonus

Usually by default the contracts are written from "effective date" so if you moved in Feb and they pay in Aug then you should get Feb - Aug pro-rata. Some people negotiated for it all though etc. It just depends

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Oct 5, 2021 - 3:34pm

Signing yes,  Relocation no

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jul 24, 2021 - 11:45am

Are bonuses relative similar across coverage? Do you know if product group bonuses are different?

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 26, 2021 - 3:22am

This seems like it may be the mid bucket of 2020. BMO was exactly the same

Mid: 65K bonus, bump from $85K to $105K (AN1 is now $100K) and then signing bonus etc. (was $7.5K in 2019)

Top: $80/85

An2 bonuses were ~$110 and then promotion bonus (like $40K - still nothing compared to even post-MBA signing bonuses at EBs etc.)

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Jul 13, 2021 - 3:45pm

that's because most banks communicate comp til of of the month guy

  • Associate 1 in IB - Cov
Jul 15, 2021 - 3:42pm

Baird/Blair/Hw/Jeff tier MM?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jul 16, 2021 - 12:04am


  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jul 23, 2021 - 1:40am

When does the sign-on bonus hit your account? Is it right after you sign or is it paid when you start?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jul 18, 2021 - 10:18pm

By analyst 2 do you mean the class that just joined in June 2020? and are they looking to exit to another bank?

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Jul 18, 2021 - 10:13pm

Anyone know when BB bonuses get paid out? (as in seeing the #s in your bank account) Planning to dip right after the bonus hits...

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Jul 21, 2021 - 10:31pm

UBS AN1 coming out to 55-62.5k range for full-year (including 27.5k stub bonus in Feb). No Covid bonus either. 

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Jul 22, 2021 - 12:37am

That's hella sad

Jul 22, 2021 - 8:49pm
funkychompi, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Are u middle bucket?

"Whatever needs to happen, always does." - Black Jack Foley
  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Aug 1, 2021 - 5:47pm

Can confirm 

Jul 30, 2021 - 6:27pm
sunrum, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I believe they paid in March

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Nov 30, 2021 - 4:31pm

Not original poster but those look like street numbers.  So I have to imagine that he/she means a balance sheet bank like UBS/DB/BARC and probably could even extend into WF/RBC

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Jul 30, 2021 - 10:49am

Saw on another post that CS has announced.

Anything for other BBs? 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jul 30, 2021 - 11:52am

Damn you bank must have high A-A conversion if these are your numbers

Jul 30, 2021 - 11:37am
Sparrow7, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Analyst 3 >>> Left for PE

MM, Coverage, NYC

Top Bucket

Base: $95k

Bonus: $150k

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Jul 30, 2021 - 11:44am

Wow - is this Jef? 

Jul 30, 2021 - 2:23pm
qwertyuij, what's your opinion? Comment below:

These numbers are looking great, keep em' coming. Let's hope these numbers are a new norm and not just from this past year of COVID!!

Jul 30, 2021 - 5:09pm
century23, what's your opinion? Comment below:

BB (Coverage) / $85K base / $180K all-in / AN1 / Top

  • Analyst 1 in S&T - Equities
Jul 30, 2021 - 6:23pm

Heard there's a lot of happy WF analysts walking around right now 

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
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