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Available Now: 2020/2021 Options Group Global Sellside and Buyside Compensation Reports







Wall Street’s most trusted pay data report — Hunt Scanlon

In an unprecedented year overshadowed by the global Covid-19 pandemic, Options Group’s comprehensive reports are the critical tool for all compensation key stakeholders and decision makers. Purchase today for informed, essential context for hiring and compensation decisions in 2021.

 

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As institutions begin the process of allocating bonus pools and 2021 budgets, hiring managers and business unit heads may use these forecasts as a guide to employee compensation expectations.

The 2020/2021 Global Buyside Report includes regional hiring and compensation summaries, and detailed year-over-year trends and data, gathered from not only internal surveys and analysis, but also publicly available news sources.

Our theme for this year’s report is “Navigating Compensation Challenges and the Future of Work During Covid-19.”

Market volatility itself in a normal year would be a major factor. However, 2020 has not been a normal year. What lies ahead is a high-wire balancing act of work and hiring.

Over the past decade, hedge fund outflows and the number of funds shuttering have been watched closely by the financial services community. Throughout this period, alarm bells were rung by many on the outside, in an attempt to predict the demise of the hedge fund structure.

Since the global financial crisis of 2008, buyside firms have been forced to institutionalize operations to remain competitive. Robust and transparent risk management processes evolved from “checking the box” for investors and allocators, to becoming primary functions and the essence of what it means to be an asset manager.

2020 will forever be remembered as not just a test of these more robust risk processes, but as a litmus test for the hedge fund industry writ large.

What’s Included in the Report 

This year’s report covers all of the following product areas:

 

Investment Professionals
  • Multi-Strategy
  • Global Macro
  • Long/Short Equity
  • Credit
  • Systematic Trading
  • Electronic Trading (new for 2020/2021)
  • Structured Products
  • Asset Management & Long-Only Investing
  • Private Equity

Non-investment Professionals
  • Distribution
  • Quant Research
  • Data Science
  • Risk Management & Compliance
  • Information Technology

Also included are a global hiring heat map by region and product area, high-profile people moves, and examples of accepted, rejected, and countered hiring offers.

Wall Street’s most trusted pay data report
— Hunt Scanlon

Available for purchase now: Options Group’s 2020/2021 Compensation Report
In an unprecedented year overshadowed by the global Covid-19 pandemic, Options Group’s Global Financial Markets Overview & Compensation Report is the critical tool for all compensation key stakeholders and decision makers. Purchase today for informed, essential context for hiring and compensation decisions in 2021.

What’s inside:

  • Answers to top compensation questions on the back of pandemic market conditions
  • How Covid-19 impacted hiring and global compensation in 2020 across FICC, Equities, Investment Banking, Electronic Markets, Quantitative Research, Risk, Compliance, IT, and Private Wealth Management
  • Who among the U.S., EMEA, Asia, Latin America, and India markets will be paid higher, lower, or the same versus last year
  • What products are seeing the greatest demand for talent, globally
  • Which regions and products are hiring mostly to replace talent, or are likely to see reductions in headcount
  • Top-level salary ranges paid out to Managing Directors, Directors, Vice Presidents, and Associates across the world (The report is GDPR compliant.)
  • People Moves: Where the who’s who of top performers landed up after leaving their top roles at top firms
  • Offer examples: Answers to why people accepted, rejected, or stayed at their current firms. Higher comp? Bigger roles? Different opportunities? Find out in the report

From the firm that produced Wall Street’s most trusted comp report, Options Group is pleased to offer the 2019/2020 Buyside Report, available now.

What’s inside:

The buyside report contains detailed compensation data for everyone from analysts and marketers, to portfolio managers at mid-sized to large funds (>$5 billion+ AUM) around the world, and accounts for poor to good performance.

Also included are a global hiring heat map by region and product area, high-profile people moves, and examples of accepted, rejected, and countered hiring offers. This year’s report covers all of the following product areas:

Investment Professionals

  • Multi-Strategy
  • Global Macro
  • Long/Short Equity
  • Credit
  • CTA/Managed Futures
  • Systematic Trading
  • Structured Products
  • Asset Management/Long-Only Investing
  • Private Equity

Non-investment Professionals

  • Distribution
  • Quantitative Research / Data Science
  • Risk Management / Compliance
  • Information Technology

Available Now: The 2019/2020 Compensation Report from Options Group today, long considered “nation’s most trusted Wall Street pay data report.”

Inside: Answers to top compensation questions and insights on the trends driving compensation well into 2020, including:

  • Major themes that impacted global compensation in 2019
  • Who among the U.S., EMEA, and Asia, will be paid higher, lower, or the same versus last year
  • What products are seeing the greatest demand for talent, globally
  • Which regions and products are hiring mostly to replace talent, or are likely to see reductions in headcount
  • Between Fixed Income, Credit and Commodities, and Equities, which products are seeing moderate to high demand for fresh talent
  • In accordance with New York’s Salary History Ban Law, what questions are allowed or not allowed during interviews conducted in
    New York City
  • Top-level salary ranges paid out to Managing Directors, Directors, Vice Presidents, and Associates across the world in FICC,
    Equities, Investment Banking, Quantitative Strategy, Risk, Compliance, IT, and Private Wealth Management.
    (The report is GDPR compliant.)
  • Where the who’s who of top performers landed up after leaving their top roles at prestigious firms
  • Bonus offer examples: Get answers to why people accepted, rejected, or stayed at their current firms. Higher comp? Bigger roles? Different opportunities? Find out in the report!

Get the 2018/2019 Buyside Report today.

What’s inside:

The buyside report contains detailed comp information for portfolio managers at mid-sized to large funds around the world, high-profile people moves, and examples of accepted, rejected, and counter offers.

Covering all of the areas below:

Investment Professionals

  • Multi-Strategy
  • Global Macro
  • Long/Short Equity
  • Long/Short Credit/Distressed
  • CTA/Managed Futures
  • Systematic Trading

Non-Investment Professionals

  • Distribution
  • Quantitative Research & Data Science
  • Risk Management & Compliance
  • Information Technology
  • Cryptocurrencies

Get the 2018/2019 Compensation Report from Options Group today.

Get answers to your top compensation questions, and learn the trends driving compensation well into 2019.

What’s inside:

  • Major themes that impacted global compensation in 2018
  • Who, among the U.S., EMEA, and Asia, will be paid higher, lower, or the same versus last year
  • What products are seeing the greatest demand for talent, globally
  • Which regions and products are hiring mostly to replace talent, or are likely to see reductions in headcount
  • Whether the buyside or sellside will see greater demand for talent going into 2019
  • Between Fixed Income, Credit and Commodities, and Equities, which products are seeing moderate to high demand for
    fresh talent
  • How MiFID II impacted market activity in 2018
  • In accordance with New York’s Salary History Ban Law, what questions are allowed or not allowed during interviews
    conducted in New York City
  • Top-level salary ranges paid out to Managing Directors, Directors, Vice Presidents, and Associates across the world
    (The report is GDPR compliant)
  • Where the who’s who of top performers landed up after leaving their top roles at prestigious firms

    Bonus offer examples:
  • Get answers to why people accepted, rejected, or stayed at their current firms. Higher comp? Bigger roles?
    Different opportunities? Find out in the report!

This 172 page report released in November 2017 contains over 1,200 compensation data points and over 50 placement examples across six major financial regions from associate to managing director levels. It provides in-depth analysis of hiring trends and the competitive landscape within key geographical regions, as well as compensation projections by asset class and product category.

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