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  2. Happy Monday everyone. It'd be good if we keep this discussion amongst those who have actually been there and done that (i.e. no high school/college students) I thought I'd start a topic that perhaps a lot of you think about but don't bring ...

    84 comments7 May 2016 -

  3. I recently signed a FT offer with a BB bank. I am trying to do some financial planning for the remainder of my senior year, and was wondering when signing bonuses typically get paid out. How do sign-on bonuses work? Sign on bonuses are paid out differentl ...

    115 comments29 Nov 2017 -

  4. associates: low to high 20s 2nd year analysts: mid teens to low 20s 1st year analysts: single digits to low teens macquarie bonus bonuses Salary ...

    67 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  5. So after doing my own research and reading this site I have realized the Asset Management is a solid career choice. So I wanted to know what is the usual career path to become a portfolio manger at a asset management firm like BlackRock, PIMCO and welling ...

    129 comments28 Jan 2018 -

  6. 2013 Bonus Season

    Investment Banking

    Mod Note (Andy): this was originally posted 6/28/13 Well, it's that time of the year that we have all been so patiently waiting for... BONUS SEASON! Numbers are coming in, and we all like to know how our comp stacks up in the industry. Please post co ...

    98 comments2 Aug 2013 -

  7. The retrenchment has hurt morale among lower-tier workers. Young bankers and traders fresh out of Ivy League universities can no longer count on earning more than their peers in other prestigious industries, such as management consulting and law. Rounds o ...

    151 comments20 Jan 2012 -

  8. Obama Slams Wall Street Bonuses

    Investment Banking

    President Obama just called last year's Wall Street bonuses "Outrageous", despite being 44% lower than 2007: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28916936/ While we're on the subject, here's a nifty breakdown of 2008's bonuses: http:/ ...

    123 comments29 Jan 2009 -

  9. 2009 First Year Analyst Bonuses

    Investment Banking

    I heard from a friend that first year bonuses at Citi were $50k, $38k, $25k and $11k. I am surprised no one else has posted this but can anyone confirm? Have any other banks reported? analyst bonus bonuses ...

    86 comments30 Jun 2009 -

  10. Associate Bonuses- 2015

    Investment Banking

    It's that time of the year- what are the numbers being reported out there? I heard BAML paid first year associates $70k; not stub but full year. I know BAML has had their fair share of legal fees this year but this seems extremely low. Has anyone els ...

    30 comments3 Mar 2015 -

  11. ER Bonuses: 2013

    Equity Research

    Created this same thread last year and it had a good response so thought it would be helpful to do it again. I get a sense that the street was down across the board this year but all of the focus is on IBD and not ER or S&T so there's very few da ...

    29 comments16 Feb 2013 -

  12. 2009 Bonuses

    Investment Banking

    Any word on 2009 bonuses? Is it true that associates will be getting similar to 2007 numbers? bonuses ...

    37 comments2 Dec 2009 -

  13. ER Bonuses: 2012

    Equity Research

    How'd everyone do this go around? I get a sense that the street was very tough this year but all of the focus is on IBD and not ER so there's very few data points. I think it's helpful to collect as much comp info as possible to understand ...

    30 comments18 Feb 2012 -

  14. Welcome to Socialist Europe

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/ba... Presented without comment. bonuses ...

    19 comments28 Feb 2013 -

  15. This argument will eventually grow legs... bye-bye bonuses or bye-bye solvency... http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/16281..., JPM,MS, GS,XLF,C who really wants to go into banking right now? Banking Merrill Lynch bonuses ...

    21 comments23 Jan 2009 -

  16. Next time you think we have it bad here with all the Dodd-Frank hullabaloo, imagine if you worked in a country where your bank actually had to care what investors thought. Such is the dilemma facing Barclays CEO Bob Diamond, as he has been warned to " ...

    11 comments14 Jun 2016 -

  17. With increasing government regulation of the financial sector, which will only intensify with a democratic congress and President Obama, is the era of big bonuses offically over? Will we ever see finance guys making more than $5 million in a given year? f ...

    15 comments5 Nov 2008 -

  18. God's people VS Goldman Sachs

    Investment Banking

    From Yahoo Finance Religious groups question Goldman on pay: A coalition of religious groups headed by a nun, a priest and the CEO of a Jewish organization will be there to press Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to evaluate whether it's paying executives too ...

    15 comments5 May 2011 -

  19. PE salaries?

    Private Equity

    A job in PE seems to be the ultimate goal for many bankers or M/B/B consultants. I would guess the salary has a lot to do with this... So what would be the salary (base, bonus, sign-on) for a job in PE?? Both for out-of-college analysts, as well as for a ...

    15 comments3 Jun 2009 -

  20. Wanking Fucking Bankers

    Investment Banking

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5ntfgdk-xk bonuses ...

    14 comments11 Dec 2010 -

  21. I'm betting it was a banner weekend in the Blankfein household. On Friday the Goldman Sachs CEO was awarded a $13.3 million stock bonus for 2012, the biggest bonus he's seen since the crisis started in 2008. His all-in comp for the year looks to ...

    10 comments22 Jan 2013 -

  22. Ladies and gentle-apes, Dealbook is reporting that some banking execs feel they are underpaid. According to DB, executives at ye olde HSBC have been sharing (worldwide) their dissatisfaction with their measly paychecks. HSBC CEO Michael Geoghegan will be ...

    10 comments2 Mar 2010 -

  23. 2009 IBD Bonus Numbers

    Investment Banking

    The other thread started in 2008 is really messy with co-mingled numbers. Let's keep this focused on 2009 IBD bonus numbers... as they become available... bonuses ...

    12 comments18 May 2009 -

  24. As you'll all probably know by now the EU is capping bonuses at a 1:1 ratio with salaries. Naturally the market will not tolerate this and will find a work around; here's my idea, help me iron out the creases... Asymmetric Redux Salaries ...

    9 comments28 Feb 2013 -

  25. Today, during the ruling Labour Party's annual conference, British Treasury chief Alistair Darling put his foot down, announcing that the U.K. will outlaw annual bonuses for bank executives in the Old Country. The new measures, according to Darling, ...

    7 comments28 May 2015 -

  26. Christmas might come early to Wall Street this year. WIth higher taxes in 2011 and beyond a distinct possibility, Wall Street banks are looking to do right by employees and pay out their bonuses before the anticipated IRS onslaught. So what is the general ...

    7 comments31 Aug 2010 -

  27. If I lateral 3 months before the end of first year, do I receive a prorated bonus for 3 months at the new firm or none at all? bonuses lateral ...

    8 comments27 Mar 2011 -

  28. So, seems GS / MS are not paying bankers. Who IS paying them. Are there any firms / large or boutique that are doing well and paying more robust bonuses? Who are the standouts? bonuses ...

    7 comments21 Jan 2012 -

  29. Are there any scholarly articles or papers arguing that wall street bonuses are justifiable/necessary? I would really appreciate the help!! Thanks! wall street bonuses ...

    6 comments9 May 2010 -

  30. Am I getting royally screwed?

    Investment Banking

    When it comes to bonuses for entry level employees (IBK analysts, stub bonuses for analysts, stub bonuses for associates), do banks tend to remunerate all employees around the world (NY, London, HK) comparably? For example, would stub bonuses for first ye ...

    6 comments7 Feb 2010 -

  31. Eddie Braverman's blog And they wanna give Wall Street a hard time about bonuses? SHEE-ITT: bonuses bling Blog ...

    5 comments4 Feb 2010 -

  32. That first ever quarterly loss on Goldman' s prestigious balance sheet is already having some negative effects. The FT reported late last night that GS Partners will be seeing an 80% decline in their bonuses this year with compensation packages halte ...

    5 comments18 Dec 2008 -

  33. I know the high-ranking executives at i-banks get most of their bonus through stock. There was an article this week in the NY Observer where they interviewed an anonymous 29-year old associate who works in structured products. They said his bonus back in ...

    5 comments26 Feb 2010 -

  34. What is the typical/average bonus for 1st year analysts at PE megafunds? Any data on the past few years' bonuses for PE analysts would be great. I've skimmed some of the PEP digest reports but I'd like some additional input here as well. Th ...

    4 comments6 Feb 2018 -

  35. No, wait. Do NOT spray the champagne; these investment banking bonuses are, after all, for our work in 2011. Goldman's days of paying bonuses in stacks of $100,000 checks may be gone, but the hubris of Harvard's type A, beauty queens will always ...

    4 comments19 Jan 2012 -

  36. Tips Bankers Like Waiters

    Investment Banking

    I saw this article in the NY times and I wanted to receive your opinion. Do you think this would open the doors for bribes instead> [quote] Tips Bankers Like Waiters Forget Europe's bonus caps for bankers. It might make for good publicity for the ...

    4 comments6 Mar 2013 -

  37. 2011 Bonuses

    Investment Banking

    Have they been released yet? If not, when will they? bonuses ...

    4 comments24 Jan 2011 -

  38. CS Bonuses

    Investment Banking

    Did a search and was surprised to not see anything on the news that CS would be deferring bonuses >50k over four years. Two questions, for anyone who actually has knowledge. 1) Does this in anyway apply to analysts? (It doesn't seem like it could, ...

    4 comments23 Jan 2011 -

  39. Top, mid and bottom bucket-- I heard 50 to 65k or so, can other people confirm? bonuses ...

    4 comments5 Nov 2010 -

  40. Business Development Bonuses??

    Investment Banking

    I was just contacted by an IB about a position in business development and wanted to find out if anyone knows about bonuses for this type of position. From the description, it seems as though this role involves all tasks that IB analysts perform except mo ...

    3 comments23 Oct 2012 -

  41. Let's forget exit opps for a second. Do bonuses between groups at the same bank tend to vary a great deal? For example, is the all-in comp for a top bucket ECM guy going to be that much different from a top bucket M&A guy at the same bank? Invest ...

    3 comments30 Jan 2011 -

  42. I expected this to be discussed a few times already, but couldn't find anything, so if anybody remembers a thread where this has been done already, don't hesitate to call me out. Does anybody know if the regional PE (and other alternative asset) ...

    3 comments5 Aug 2010 -

  43. Deutsche Bank Analyst Bonuses

    Investment Banking

    Deutsche Bank Analyst Bonuses 2010: Does anyone know the numbers? I believe bonus numbers at DB were just released, so I was hoping someone had some feedback. Only link I could find so far was related to Associate bonuses: http://dealbreaker.com/2010/02/b ...

    3 comments14 Feb 2010 -

  44. Out of interest, was wondering how bonuses for traders at physical trading houses such as Trafigura and Vitol are structured? Is it earned on a per trade or deal basis and how exactly is it calculated? Not much info about this online physical trading glen ...

    2 comments23 Mar 2018 -

  45. For good reason everyone on the Street is talking about Michael Lewis ' big Wall Street exposé, 'The End', in the upcoming issue of Portfolio Magazine. The guy really bitchslaps the model of greed and excess that put us in the economic hell ...

    2 comments13 Nov 2008 -

  46. Fellas and few ladies, Wanted to drop a line and ask a question regarding Institutional Sales payment structures. I recently went on an interview at a boutique research firm that is building out a sell-side desk. Although they primarily generate revenue t ...

    2 comments22 Dec 2009 -

  47. Can this Massachusetts socialist ever keep his mouth shut? He's now revealing the full intentions of a democratic agenda if Obama becomes president. Punish wealth, success, and take away any incentive to do well. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pi ...

    2 comments22 Oct 2008 -

  48. interesting article on bonuses

    Investment Banking

    http://www.forbes.com/home/2008/10/21/compensation... bonuses ...

    2 comments21 Oct 2008 -

  49. When trading at a bank is it standard to be paid a percentage of your book as total compensation or do you receive a percentage of your book as a bonus? I know at hedge funds your salary is treated as an expense and subtracted out of your bottom line, but ...

    1 comment7 Feb 2012 -

  50. Do bonuses have anything to do with how "hot" the sector you are working in is or is it more related to the overall profitability to the firm? For example, if you worked in IB or ER at a BB specializing in tech companies during 1999 bubble, how ...

    1 comment2 Jan 2012 -

  51. Joe Six-Pack Saves IB Bonuses

    Investment Banking

    According to this week's Time Magazine, things could be a lot worse this year for your average banker if it weren't for Joe Six-Pack kicking in a little of his Christmas Club savings account to help a brother out. Johnson predicts the average ma ...

    28 Oct 2008 -

  52. discretionary bonus

    Job Search Advice

    Hi, I am going into broker sales at a large firm and have been given a fair salary. Also the bonus is discretionary. I am not sure what percent of the business i bring will be my commision. Is this customary because i am going in as a broker trainee? Plea ...

    1 comment29 Jul 2011 -

  53. AP Reporter

    Sales and Trading

    Hello, I am a reporter with the Associated Press writing a story about plummeting state tax collections. A key aspect of the story revolves around the steep decline in income tax revenue due to reduced and eliminated Wall Street bonuses (just yesterday, t ...

    1 comment29 Jan 2009 -

  54. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&si... bonuses Salary ...

    1 comment6 Nov 2008 -