Thursday, 2 October 2014
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Oct 10 2011 | 2:05pm ET
More Wall Streeters than not expect a smaller bonus this year—unless they work at a hedge fund.
While 38% of professionals at big banks are bracing themselves for a smaller bonus this year than last—compared to 36% who expect a larger one—about half of hedge fund pros are looking forward to a bonus bump, according to a survey by eFinancialCareers.com.
The pessimistic among the survey respondents blamed firm performance and market conditions overwhelmingly for their underwhelming bonus expectations. And more than a third blame the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law at least a little bit for the layoffs on the Street. And going forward, financial pros are even less optimistic, with 46% saying bonuses will decrease over the next three years, against just 20% predicting higher bonuses.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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