Banks must reform bonuses: the first step is transparency

Investment bankers may believe the present system of large annual bonuses is fully justified by the profits they bring in. But they can no longer expect the rest of the world to believe them. It is time for banks to stand up and make an honest case for pay policies that they can defend as rational.

  • 29 Jan 2008

It’s bonus time again in the capital markets — that happy season traditionally marked by bitching and backbiting.

As one head of department at a European investment bank remarked a year ago, in the midst of working through the 2006 bonus and appraisal round: “Never have so many people ...

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5 Barclays 206,805.33 799 5.86%

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1 Deutsche Bank 31,971.88 102 6.84%
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4 BNP Paribas 24,679.63 135 5.28%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 22,195.55 122 4.75%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

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1 JPMorgan 15,956.24 68 8.20%
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3 UBS 14,195.29 55 7.30%
4 Citi 13,827.82 85 7.11%
5 Goldman Sachs 11,994.74 65 6.17%