Elie Mystal, Abovethelaw.com editor, and David Lat, AbovetheLaw.com founder & managing editor, discuss why law firms will be trimming bonuses this year.» Read More
CNBC's Mary Thompson explains why many large firms are hesitant to pay employees an early bonus to avoid a bigger tax hit next year.
Wall Street employees, whose paychecks have often been cut in recent years, are likely to get a slight bump in their bonuses this year. The catch: the increase will come on top of one of the worst years for bank pay in recent memory.
Squawk Box Europe anchor, Steve Sedgwick and Otto Dichtl, managing director at Knight Capital Group debate whether the banking industry is going through a mass front office cull, that will never come back.
"In a normal year before 2008 you’d find 20 percent of the £2 million-plus market was ‘City money’," says a London real-estate agent.
The structure of compensation needs to change at the banks and paying bankers in fixed income securities may be one day to reduce risk, Sallie Krawcheck, former Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Global Wealth Management president, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday.
"Without knowing why or how, we seem to have hatched our own oligarchs, and we stand aghast and bewildered at this flock of monstrous cuckoos," author Ferdinand Mount writes.
Shareholders in Barclays have forced the British bank to accept tougher bonus conditions and promise higher dividends, highlighting how the balance of power between investors and managers is shifting at some of the biggest global banks, the FT reports.
CNBC's Kate Kelly reports that Paulson & Company is slashing the key incentive level for employee bonuses.
The Lloyds Banking Group bankers forced to pay back some of their bonus payments are unlikely to be the last bankers made to repay remuneration, as claw-backs become increasingly popular.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details on GM cutting benefits for its workers.
David Cameron has called for a truce in the battle over bank bonuses in an attempt to repair fractured relations with the City and draw a line under weeks of public acrimony. The FT reports.
Bonuses, which first caused widespread consternation in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, have come to the forefront of the debate in Europe again in recent months.
Stephen Hester has revealed that the dramatic restructuring of Royal Bank of Scotland has cost 38 billion pounds ($60.5 billion) in a rallying memo to staff days after the embattled chief executive waived a 1 million pounds bonus, the Financial Times reports.
UBS just released some dismal bonus pool numbers.
On Sunday, the public outrage at Stephen Hester’s bonus persuaded the Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive to turn down a pay award ($1.57 million) that would be considered miserly by other bank bosses in the UK and the US, the Financial Times reports.
Huge pay packages such as retention deals and bonuses for incoming, current, and even exiting CEOs have critics calling corporate boards "tone deaf," USA Today reports.
It's bonus day at Goldman Sachs. And it's "really ugly," according to one Goldman employee.
David Cameron’s pledge to curb executive pay and stop “rewards for failure” is set to face its biggest test, as Royal Bank of Scotland prepares to offer a bonus of more than £1 million ($1.54 million) to its chief executive, even though the state-controlled bank’s share price has almost halved in a year, the Financial Times reports.
Morgan Stanley anticipates many of its employees may choose to leave the firm following the announcement that cash bonuses above $125,000 would be deferred until next year.
Is Wall Street cutting bonuses enough? That is a question worth considering amid chatter that investment banking bonuses are expected to be the lowest they have been since 2008 amid lackluster profits.