The big bonus debate

Do you think you are paid enough? You might not be, because big bonuses are back, writes Ranjan Marwah who remembers the days when you could count on two hands how many bankers in Asia took home a seven-figure US dollar pay packet.
Ranjan Marwah
Ranjan Marwah

My colleague Sam Jones wants our company to sponsor the premiere of Wall Street 2 Money Never Sleeps later this year and invite a lot of our friends from the banking world. Sam thinks headhunters are well associated with the world of big money and bigger bonuses. I don't know if the association makes us look good. But, like the movie, big bonuses are back. Only now they are bigger.

When I began in this business, the movie Wall Street had just been released. The book Predators Ball about Mike Milken at Drexel Burnham Lambert was released two years after that. In 1987, there were less than 10 bankers in Asia that took...

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