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Bosses 'do not deserve bumper pay packets', study finds - BBC News
The link between what bosses are paid and a company's financial performance is "negligible", new research finds.
CEO  pay  bonuses  bonus 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Mervyn King: new financial crisis is 'certain' without reform of banks | Business | The Guardian
The former Bank of England governor says in his new book that imbalances in the global economy makes a crash inevitable [...] GFC was the fault of the financial system, not individual greedy bankers, in his new book, The End Of Alchemy: Money, Banking And The Future Of The Global Economy [...] “Without reform of the financial system, another crisis is certain, and the failure ... to tackle the disequilibrium in the world economy makes it likely that it will come sooner rather than later,” Lord King wrote. [...] global central banks were caught in a “prisoner’s dilemma” - unable to raise interest rates for fear of stifling the economic recovery, the newspaper reported. [... blame] broken financial system. [...] failure of a system, and the ideas that underpinned it, [...] “Only a fundamental rethink of how we, as a society, organise our system of money and banking will prevent a repetition //&!
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Die Macht der Finanzkonzerne - Wie Blackrock mittels Geld die Welt regiert - YouTube
extraction of fat. no skin in the game. // Privatisation of housing stock - social and affordable, anglo saxon capitalism style; profit maximisation, dividends. // after Goldman Sachs the new vampiresquid // no skin in game; get money for speculation from pension funds, other investors, mutual funds. << that is the system! // nur wer geld hat, kann es vermehren. // nearly no governance, no guidelines regarding sustainability, ethics, transparency, morals. // no regulation = big profit and exploitation, corruption, bribery.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Matt Taibbi: Mitt Romney and the Looting of America (1/2) - YouTube // companies turned into financial instruments. // fictionalisation of economy // >> money spend (debt) on hostile takeover/LBO/MBO/M&A are tax deductible! << = invest in debt, rather than equity! & carried interest is only taxed at 15% max. still can reduce it w deductions xyz. // !!! NO SKIN IN THE GAME !!! Nassim Taleb //
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Vickers warns over weaker bank safety buffers - BBC News
[ no skin in the game ] The man charged with leading an inquiry into the future safety of Britain's banks has said Bank of England plans are not strong enough. Sir John Vickers, who led the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) said: "The Bank of England proposal is less strong than what the ICB recommended." In a BBC interview, he added "I don't think the ICB overdid it." The Bank of England declined to comment. Specifically, it is the plans to make sure that banks have enough capital that Sir John has questioned. Capital is considered vital to a bank's safety, as it serves to protect it from sudden losses. It comes in many forms, but the most common is funding from shareholders, who expect a hefty return on the risk they are taking. The backdrop to this news is the current slump in bank share prices across Europe. Since the start of the year, European banking stocks have lost a quarter of their value. //&!
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Jan Kregel: The Continuing Risk of Derivatives - YouTube
The other common feature that Kregel notes is that the major objective of active, global financial institutions no longer is the maximization of profits by seeking the lowest cost funds and channeling them to the highest risk-adjusted return. Rather, they are most interested in maximizing the amount of funds intermediated in order to maximize fees and commissions, thereby maximizing the rate of return on bank capital. This means a shift from continuous risk assessment and risk monitoring of funded investment projects that produce recurring flows of interest payments over time, to the identification of riskless "trades" that produce large, single payments with as much of the residual risk as possible carried by the purchasers of the package. The upshot is that most derivative packages mask the actual risk involved in an investment and increase the difficulty in assessing the final return on funds provided.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
"The Untouchables (2013)" PBS documentary about how the Holder Justice Department refused to prosecute Wall Street Fraud despite overwhelming evidence : Documentaries
faustian pact they've made. getting funded their elections by greedy crony capitalists. and are thus beholden to their calls they make and the framework they said they would give them funding for their campaign under. // "breakdown of internal controls [...] 60% of loans in possible portfolio did not meet its own standards, were still bought, put into portfolio" - Citigroup exec // Underfunded/understaffed/non-experience/no-stars @FBI and CIA! corporates have a bigger pocket and star lawyers who know how to position and spin. And without a Whistleblower/Leak it is nearly impossible if not for the case that the accused was really stupid and left a clear trail and or incriminates himself in paperwork/communication. // "criminal intent" //&! No Regrets at Countrywide - //&! Countrywide’s Mozilo Said to Face U.S. Suit Over Loans - //&! NEW SUIT - No, the US government hasn’t forgotten about Countrywide founder Angelo Mozilo -
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC Documentary - The Money Trap - How Banks Control the World Through Debt - YouTube
most profitable credit card debt customers are those making just the minimum payment. ... a credit card being a statement of status! retaining customers by upgrading them regularly w higher limits, new colors, new perks (they will never use). // unsecured lending - DEFINITION of 'Unsecured Loan' A loan that is issued and supported only by the borrower's creditworthiness, rather than by a type of collateral. An unsecured loan is one that is obtained without the use of property as collateral for the loan. // revolving debt // the higher your credit limit, the more you are likely to spend. // half of his income to just serve credit card fees and interest charges (no payments towards paying down) debt ... // banks lend irresponsibly bc they know they can get away with it, or somebody else will do it! because there is not regulation. no bank oversight. //&! The Truth about Payday Loans :Young, British and Broke - //&! Gambling/Betting Shops on Highstreet.
retail  banking  investment  banking  CDO  CDS  subprime  credit  card  debt  credit  card  financial  literacy  household  debt  mortgage  market  Payday  Loans  exploitation  debt  servitude  student  loan  debt  Bubble  property  ethics  moral  beliefs  revolving  debt  consumer  debt  debtoverhang  debt  Super  Cycle  student  debt  private  debt  status  symbol  instant  gratification  status  anxiety  socioeconomic  status  zombie  consumer  consumerist  consumerism  Protection  overdraft  materialism  crony  capitalism  capitalism  NPL  NINJA  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  bonuses  bonus  financial  incentive  incentive  creditrating  credit  creditrisk  credit  score  self-regulation  Bank  Oversight  financial  instruments  derivatives 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Average monthly rent hits record high of £816, highlighting housing shortage | Money | The Guardian
Rents rose across most of England by averages of 6.3% and 8.5% in past year, say separate studies, but fell in the north-west, north-east and Wales [...] Housing charity Shelter said the figures “highlight the plight of an entire generation stuck in insecure and expensive private renting”. On Tuesday, official figures underlined the continuing difficulty of buying, as UK house prices surged to a record peak of £284,000 on average in August. According to the report from Your Move and Reeds Rains, rents rose to a “new all-time record” in September and are up a typical 6.3% on an annual basis. It found that rents are now almost a quarter (24%) higher than in January 2010, while the index of CPI inflation is just 14% higher over the same period. // bonuses and pay and profit for building companies are up as well. actively restricting demand to push up prices marginally (compounding over time). nearly all property sells before even the first brick is put down for the development!]
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Bumper payouts for housebuilding executives as market booms | Business | The Guardian
Two of Britain’s largest housebuilders, Berkeley Group and Persimmon, could hand out about £1bn to their top executives and managers in pay and bonuses over the next six years, boosted by strong UK house prices and government-subsidies for home-buyers. Tony Pidgley, founder and executive chairman at Berkeley, is expected to face tough questions on Tuesday at the group’s shareholder meeting near its headquarters in leafy Cobham, Surrey, after it emerged last month that his pay package last year was worth £23.3m. [...] Meanwhile, executives at Persimmon, the UK’s largest housebuilder, also have a Berkeley-style incentive scheme that is one of the most generous to be found at a London stock market-listed firm. [...] Berkeley’s share price has risen more than 40% since the election of a Conservative government in May, [...] [bonuses] “entirely based on short-term performance”. [...] return on equity[.][ < KPI, what gets measured gets done ] &! - Barratt Homes profits +45%
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
The Guardian view on top pay: filthy riches | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian
Often explained away by unstoppable market forces, runaway top pay is in truth just as much a product of institutions and culture. Smart centrists should not leave the issue to the leftist fringe [...] Meanwhile for taxpayers, still sore at being passed a bill by bankers who had previously enjoyed bumper bonuses, runaway top salaries will invite scepticism, if not rage.
bonuses  bonus  CEO  pay  compensation  compensation  package  inequality  Super  Rich  1%  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  corporate  values  corporate  culture  corporate  governance 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Russian debtors despair as boom turns to bust - BBC News
Millions of Russians took out loans during the economic boom years, but now they face crippling debts and the law is not on their side, the BBC's Oleg Boldyrev reports. [...] The Russian Central Bank says those chronic debts now total 1tn roubles (£10.7bn; $16.7bn). And that is at least 10% of the total personal debt - 10% which cannot be recovered by the banks. [...] "We were a bit stupid," Elena says. "They told us the minimum payment was 5,000 roubles a month and we paid that every month. But that was just the interest, not the loan itself." [...] [ moral of banks - make new loans (performance) vs prudence (and being a bit more conservative) to deny one person a loan just to see them off at another bank where they will get the loan and that rep getting his bonus, and you not. ] [...] After the good years many Russians are now getting a harsh lesson in capitalism - and inadequate regulations mean there is nothing to soften the blow.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Headline Numbers: How do you measure inequality? - BBC News
Research from the Institute for Policy Studies found that in 2014, bonuses paid to Wall Street employees had been double the total annual pay earned by all Americans who worked full-time at the federal minimum wage. I crunched the numbers and it turned out that the same was true for the UK. [...] The Office for National Statistics (ONS) had figures out on Wednesday based on the definition that people were in poverty if their income was below 60% of the median level (to find the median income, line up all the people in the country in order of income and take the middle one). It found that almost a third of the UK population had experienced poverty in at least one of the years between 2010 and 2013, which is very high by European standards. The OECD sets out a summary of what has happened to examples of all three of these measures. Across its 34 member countries, the Gini Coefficient rose gradually from 1996, fell slightly for the financial crisis and then resumed its upward path.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
The Real Looting of Baltimore... - YouTube
- same with mortgages linked to forex/different currency than your country of residence. // // abuse of existing instruments, not using it for intended purpose // and mis-selling of instruments and products - also see PPI ( Payment Protection Insurance ) mis-selling - // and mis-selling forex linked loans (ie to Swiss Franc) to local governemnts and cities called Interest Rate Swap Mis-selling that got exorbinant expensive following the GFC actions (NIRP) by Central Banks (black swan) // all driven by managers meeting targets, getting and wanting bigger bonuses, wanting the bosses job, ... etc driven by cottage industry of analysts 'forecasting' that profit has to rise X% etc etc. // add also For Profit Schools! in the USA targeting Veterans & other rather financially illiterate :: // biggest debt kind - mortgage and student loan debt // financial literacy also include gambling & lottery
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Inside Google’s New CFO’s $70M Pay Package - YouTube
vesting over the course of years. marrying interest of share holders (when public company) and long-term product and company health, growth and competitiveness (via KPI's and OKR's)! // >> different then, to Wall Street, the year by year measurement of performance of pure how much money did you make for us and how much was that compared to last year? more than 15%? here is your bonus. // bc it is about product. money will follow great products. bc money goes where eyeballs are, when we talk about advertising dollars.
renumeration  financial  incentive  incentive  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Silicon  Valley  Wall  Street  HR  human  resources  people  management  team  management  bonuses  bonus 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires
So why not announce big, hairy audacious goals on recruiting the best mobile talent with sign-on bonuses and retention plans? And reward your existing top 10% of employees handsomely. I’ll bet the ROI would be higher than acquihires. .//. .... Friendfeed or Dodgeball - example
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march 2014 by asterisk2a
The Value of “Top Talent” | The Baseline Scenario
“[The fund] lost 43% in 2008, among the worst losses by a hedge-fund that year.” “Both investors and employees defected during the crisis, with top talent leaving to start hedge funds of their own.” “But with a 30% return in 2012 and a 14% gain this year, TCI has crossed its high-water mark.” Makes you think.
hedgefonds  bonuses  investment  banking  hedgefund  war-for-talent  retailinvestment  hedgefunds  WallStreet  Top  Talent  bonus  salary  occupywallstreet  Talent  investment  management 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
Wall Street Bonus Withdrawal Means Trading Aspen for Coupons - Bloomberg
Lower base pay, and lower bonuses bc of miserable business for finance bc of the economic slump in the West, the sovereign debt crisis, ZIRP, QE, and consolidation and cutbacks at the firm.

- Peter Schiffs brother turned into a media storm over WallStreet angsts ...;,1518,818772,00.html

The article generated over 1500 comments within 2 days.
99% see again their anger over finance excess supported in this article/report/interview.
occupywallstreet  class-warfare  PeterSchiff  AndrewSchiff  2012  compensation  bonuses  wallstreet 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
More Job Cuts Loom for EU Banks With Fixed Pay - Bloomberg
European banks may resort to more jobs cuts or zero bonuses as they struggle to maintain fixed compensation levels amid deteriorating financial markets.The companies are facing shrinking revenue and higher costs after raising base salaries of investment bankers by as much as 100 percent. That decision, which followed regulations to curb bonuses in the wake of the credit crisis, is irreversible even if conditions worsen, lawyers and consultants said, leaving banks with fewer options in their bid to improve margins.

“The absolute last thing banks will want to do is cut current salaries unless they have an explicit contractual right to do so,” said Jason Butwick, a London employment attorney at law firm Dechert LLP. “The legal, reputational, commercial and logistical risks of going down that route are huge.”
jobcut  banking  banks  reform  regulation  bonuses  bonus  europe  2011 
september 2011 by asterisk2a
Dublin Blocks Payment of Bank Bonuses -
LONDON — Allied Irish Banks, the lender that is being bailed out by the government, has decided not to award senior staff about €40 million in bonuses for 2008 after the Finance Ministry intervened late Monday.
Finance Minister Brian Lenihan told RTE radio Tuesday morning that it was “galling to think” that at a time when taxpayers were investing in the bank, €36 million to €40 million “would be paid out of that bank to employees in respect to bonuses during a period that the bank got itself into the difficulties it is now in.”
A.I.B. has already received €3.5 billion, or $4.7 billion, in government aid.
AIB  Ireland  bonuses  bonus  2010  bailout 
december 2010 by asterisk2a
Regulierungsvorschlag: EU-Parlament schlägt klare Grenzen bei Banker-Boni vor - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wirtschaft
gesetzliche Vorgaben für Bonuszahlungen in der Branche gehen. Vage Prinzipien reichten nicht aus, betonte die britische Labour-Abgeordnete Arlene McCarthy, die den am Montag verabschiedeten Katalog vorstellte. Er enthält auch die Forderung, mindestens 40 Prozent einer Bonuszahlung dürften frühestens nach fünf Jahren ausgezahlt werden. Barzahlungen sollten auf sechs Prozent der gesamten Bonushöhe begrenzt werden.
Die Position des EU-Parlaments geht über die Forderungen der Regierungen hinaus, die bislang vor konkreten Grenzwerten zurückschrecken. Nötig sei eine echte Reform der Bonuskultur, sagte McCarthy.

Andere Parlamentarier kündigten an, es werde keine Kompromisse geben. Die Frage der Boni sei nicht verhandelbar, sagte der österreichische Christdemokrat Othmar Karas. Die hohen Boni für kurzfristige Risiken seien einer der Gründe der Finanzkrise und müssten deshalb angegangen werden.
bonuses  bonus  banking  europe  regulation  reform  2010  EU 
june 2010 by asterisk2a
IMF urges double tax hit on banks to refund taxpayers - Telegraph
In a report delivered to G20 nations on Tuesday, but yet to be published, the Fund has urged countries around the world to impose two new taxes on financial institutions: a "financial stability contribution" which levies a small charge on their balance sheets, and a "financial activities tax", which taxes excess profits, including bonuses.
IMF  banking  tobin-tax  taxation  financial  financialmarket  reform  regulation  2010  bonuses  risk  behaviour 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Wall St.’s Biggest Bonuses Go to Not-So-Big Names -
Leaders in the pay sweepstakes include the heads of the credit card giants Visa, Mastercard Worldwide, Capital One Financial and American Express. Joseph W. Saunders, who runs Visa, was paid about $15.5 million, a figure that vastly eclipses the compensation for top executives at Bank of America and Citigroup.

Ajay Banga, the president of MasterCard Worldwide; Laurence D. Fink, the chairman and chief executive of the giant money management company BlackRock; and Richard B. Handler, the boss at the Jefferies Group, a midsize investment bank that is virtually unknown outside financial circles, were each paid about $13 million. Executives at certain discount brokerages, insurance companies and regional banks were close behind.
bonuses  2009 
february 2010 by asterisk2a
Obama's Big Sellout : Rolling Stone
Then he got elected.

What's taken place in the year since Obama won the presidency has turned out to be one of the most dramatic political about-faces in our history. Elected in the midst of a crushing economic crisis brought on by a decade of orgiastic deregulation and unchecked greed, Obama had a clear mandate to rein in Wall Street and remake the entire structure of the American economy. What he did instead was ship even his most marginally progressive campaign advisers off to various bureaucratic Siberias, while packing the key economic positions in his White House with the very people who caused the crisis in the first place. This new team of bubble-fattened ex-bankers and laissez-faire intellectuals then proceeded to sell us all out, instituting a massive, trickle-up bailout and systematically gutting regulatory reform from the inside.
BobRubin  bailout  corruption  barackobama  presidency  government  usa  politics  economy  JosephStiglitz  AIG  bonuses  citigroup  campaign  TARP  history  lobby  wallstreet  lobbyist  Lobbying  larrysummers  timgeithner  goldmansachs  RahmEmanuel  barofsky  CDS  derivatives  regulation  reform  barneyfrank  LTCM  SEC  CFTC  ConsumerFinanceProtectionAgency  CFPA  coruption  FDIC  treasury 
february 2010 by asterisk2a
Joseph Stiglitz Testimony: Banks Have Failed 'Their Basic Societal Mission'
Market economies work to produce growth and efficiency, but only when private rewards and social returns are aligned. Unfortunately, in the financial sector, both individual and institutional incentives were misaligned.
JosephStiglitz  banking  finance  2010  financialmarket  value  banks  bonuses  reform  regulation  FinancialCrisisInquiryCommission 
february 2010 by asterisk2a
Falsche Strategie gegen Finanzkrise: Siegeszug der Zombie-Banken - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wirtschaft
"Im Krisenjahr sollten die Gewinne verhaftet werden"

Gänzlich überflüssig seien solche Worte, schallte es sogleich aus den Bankentürmen. Andreas Schmitz, Chef der Trinkaus-Bank und, immerhin, Präsident des Deutschen Bankenverbands, konnte seine Empörung nur mühsam zügeln. "Es ist die ureigenste Pflicht eines Vorstands, selbst zu erkennen, wenn er Gewinne einbehalten sollte", ließ er sich zitieren. "Da braucht er keinen Hinweis von Herrn Professor Weber."
Axelweber  josefackermann  zombi  banks  banking  bonuses  soffin  bafin  bundesbank  reform 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Pay rise at Goldman
"We're very focused on what's going on in the world, what's going on in the economic environment," he stressed. "But we're also focused on our franchise and being fair to our people, who we think have performed admirably through the entire crisis. That's something we're weighing up."
goldmansachs  bonuses  2009  2007 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Besonderer Aufschlag: Commerzbank zahlt keine Boni - aber Prämien - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wirtschaft
Belohnung nach Commerzbank-Art: Weil sich die Mitarbeiter der staatlich gestützten Commerzbank bei der Dresdner-Übernahme so verausgabt haben, sollen sie eine Prämie zusätzlich zum Gehalt bekommen. Ausdrücklich widerspricht das Bankhaus der Interpretation, dass es sich um Bonuszahlungen handelt.
bonuses  commerzbank 
august 2009 by asterisk2a
Goldman employees told no big purchases: report | U.S. | Reuters
Rolling Stone magazine
goldmansachs recession creditcrunch brand brands branding behavior
goldmansachs  recession  creditcrunch  brand  brands  branding  behavior  behaviour  compensation  bonuses 
august 2009 by asterisk2a
BofA Shuffles Top Managers To Find Successor for CEO Lewis - Financials * US * News * Story -
The changes put five executives in the running to eventually succeed Lewis, who has been under fire in recent months over his handling of the Merrill Lynch acquisition. The timing of the succession is unclear and could take months.
But Bank of America had authorized Merrill to pay discretionary year-end bonuses, according to the SEC. Merrill paid $3.6 billion in bonuses near the end of 2008 despite losing $27.6 billion that year.
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august 2009 by asterisk2a

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