Options Group 2021/2022 Global Financial Markets Overview & Compensation Report:
"The Return vs. The Resign"


Wall Street's most trusted pay data report for C-Suite and global HR executives, Options Group’s comprehensive annual reports are critical tools for hiring and compensation decision makers.

In 2021, hiring activity across all financial sectors was at its highest pace since 2000 and before the financial crisis. Companies adapted slowly to radical hybrid work environments for a technology-empowered workforce. And, average global compensation across investment banking and equities is up more than 20%.

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The 2021/2022 Global Overview & Compensation Report covers every aspect of the hiring equation, including:  

  • Top-level salary ranges paid out to Managing Directors, Directors, Vice Presidents, and Associates across the world in FICC, Equities, Investment Banking, Electronic Markets, Quantitative Strategy, Risk, Compliance, IT, and Private Wealth Management (The report is GDPR compliant.)
  • Year-over-year compensation comparison data revealing which finance executives in U.S., EMEA, Asia Pacific, Latin America, India, and Australia will be paid higher, lower, or the same versus last year
  • High-profile executive moves of the “Who’s Who” in finance with titles, current, and prior firms; Offer examples and motives behind accepted, rejected and countered offers
  • Global hiring heat map of forecasted activity, including which regions and product areas will see high activity, headcount reductions, replacement hires, or no activity
  • Exclusive insights for 2022 global hiring and compensation trends according to key Options Group personnel and internal survey data

  • What’s new for 2021/2022:
    1. Top global firms earnings data comparing FY 2020 vs. Q1-Q3 in FICC, Equities, and Investment Banking
    2. Digital Assets (cryptocurrency) market summary and hiring trends
    3. ESG market summary, compensation data and hiring trends
    4. 2021 compensation highlights data in Investment Banking sales and trading for large institutions


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