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Investment banking bonuses 2015 - best and worst case scenarios

Where are the 2015 bonuses hiding?

When people in the banking industry wonder about their bonuses, they do not turn to Paul the Octopus or to a Ukrainian pig that can see into the future, but to Alan Johnson, a compensation consultant who works closely with Wall Street Banks. Johnson has just released a new set of bonus predictions for 2015, and they are mixed.

Below we show Johnson's best and worst case scenarios for bonuses this year. Predictably, M&A and equities professionals are likely to be paid up. Underwriting and fixed income sales and trading professionals aren't (although things might be ok if you're on a rates desk).

Johnson has also put together the chart below. Read it, wonder why you aren't working on the buy-side.

Bonus forecasts by business:

Alan Johnson bonuses Q215

Source: Johnson Associates 

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AUTHORSarah Butcher Global Editor

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