Thursday, September 24, 2009

Banker Pay Limits on the Way?

Bloomberg details:

World leaders are poised to crack down on banker pay and better coordinate economic policies as they seek to temper the excesses that helped trigger the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

President Barack Obama and other Group of 20 leaders meeting in Pittsburgh are uniting behind a plan to force banks to tie compensation more closely to risk and tighten capital requirements, U.S. officials said.

“There will be broad agreement around many elements of a compensation package,” Michael Froman, Obama’s liaison to the G-20, told Bloomberg Television today.
For those newer to EconomPic, let me dust off the old Investment Banking Bonus Matrix to show everyone how things currently work in the banking world.

As for the new limits... I will believe it when I see it.

Source: EconomPic


  1. Jake,

    That matrix is hillarious. It made me laugh and sigh at the same time.

    Perhaps you should do a matrix for the taxpayer/investor. Lose, lose, lose, lose. :(

    Profits are private. Losses are public.