Salaries in the Asset management Industry

Asset management salary surveys from around the world

Every quarter, our Content Team curates a unique list of the best asset manager salary surveys from around the world, providing our members with information on benchmark salaries for investment management professionals. These fund manager salary surveys cover a wide variety of roles within the asset management industry, showing pay and bonus for portfolio managers, CIOs and investment analysts, compensation for investment marketers, salaries in the pensions industry, and asset management back office salaries.

US and Canada Asset Manager Salary Surveys

Investment manager salary and bonus levels

Our Content Team has compiled a unique listing of the best surveys detailing compensation for North American fund management professionals, covering asset manager salaries and also detailing remuneration in related investment, pensions and financial sectors. These salary surveys cover a wide variety of job-types, not just for front office money managers., but also for salaries in investment sales & marketing roles. Some surveys also include levels of portfolio manager bonus.

For back office pay (particularly for finance and accounting salaries) perhaps the best salary guides are those compiled by Robert Half, which include salaries in operations, compliance, client service and risk management compensation, with separate surveys for USA and Canada. For salaries within asset management distribution, we include a particularly good survey from Heidrick & Struggles.

Our list also includes surveys of salaries for CFA professionals, produced by local CFA societies in Chicago, Iowa, Nebraska, Florida and Pittsburgh.

Also included are quarterly salary surveys for investment professionals in the alternative investments industries. For private equity salaries, Heidrick & Struggles compiles an excellent report of pay and bonus levels in the North American private equity industry. This shows base, bonus and carry by AUM, also detailing how the compensation of private equity managers varies depending upon job type and seniority. Preqin also provides an excellent report on compensation trends in the private capital industry.

For salaries in the US pensions industry, we include a report showing searchable data of pension staff salaries from U.S. public sector pension funds.

US and Canada Asset Manager Salary Surveys

UK Investment Management Salaries and European Salary Surveys

UK and European fund manager salaries – how do you compare?

After many hours of searching, our Content Team has curated a unique compilation of the best surveys of pay in the UK and European asset management industries. The surveys listed cover compensation in a variety front and back office jobs, including salaries for portfolio managers and investment analysts, as well as investment marketing salaries, investment operations compensation and pay within finance, risk and compliance functions. For some of these investment salary surveys, remuneration is analysed on the basis of years of experience, as well as by job-type.

One of the best UK Asset Manager salary surveys is produced by Page Executive, who reveal average UK asset management compensation (including pay and bonus) across a range of roles.

To shine a light on investment management salaries for the more accounting & finance-oriented roles, we list some of the best portfolio manager compensation surveys from Robert Half. For salaries in asset management distribution, we provide links to a wide-ranging survey from Heidrick & Struggles. If you’re looking for benchmark salaries for wealth managers or pay in the UK IFA/financial advisor market, we provide links to the top salary survey in this area.

The Financial Times also provides a useful report detailing the “gender pay gap” at the leading UK asset management firms. Covering both pay and bonuses for portfolio managers and other investment staff.

UK Investment Management Salaries and European Salary Surveys

Asia and Australia Asset Management Salary Surveys

Investment management salaries in Australia and Asia

The reports we have curated in this sector include surveys of Australian asset management compensation, Australian salaries in the superannuation industry, and remuneration for investment managers and back office salaries in Asia, including Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Japan and Indonesia.

For Hong Kong in particular, Morgan McKinley provides a great guide to average portfolio manager salaries in Hong Kong, with good information also on pay within Hong Kong hedge funds and compensation in Hong Kong private banking.

For Australian investment manager salaries within finance and accounting roles, we provide links to the Hays Salary Guide, which is the best salary survey for back office investment management roles in Australia and New Zealand. Other good salary survey data in this field is provided by Hudson, by Morgan McKinley, and again by Robert Half.

We also provide links to the best survey we have found covering “super” salaries in the Australian pensions industry; particularly covering CIO/CEO salaries for superannuation CIOs and CEOs.

Asia and Australia Asset Management Salary Surveys

Salaries for Pensions Managers and Professionals worldwide

Pensions Salary Surveys from around the World

Every quarter, our Content Team trawls the internet to identify the best surveys showing salaries for Pensions Managers, remuneration for Employeee Benefit Directors, and compensation for Heads of Pensions; indeed if we come across a survey covering salaries in the pensions industry, we’ll include it in the list.

The best pensions salary surveys show compensation in the US and Canadian retirement industry, salaries in UK pensions, and salaries for Super CIOs and CEOs in the Australian superannuation industry.

In the US public sector pensions industry, it is possible to find searchable data which reveals the salaries of thousands of staff in public sector pension funds. This provides members with a great resource for benchmarking their own salary, or for setting benchmark salaries for US pensions executives.

Some organisations, such as CalPERS, actually carry out - and publish - their own surveys to compare salaries of their own pensions and investment managers against industry benchmarks. These surveys often consider salaries for senior pensions management roles, as well as asset management compensation.

Australia is another jurisdiction where regulations enhance the transparency of salaries in the superannuation industry. In this case, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority requires certain salary data to be made publicly available, giving an insight into salary and bonus levels for Superannuation CIOs and CEOs.

Global Pensions Professionals Salary Surveys

Private Equity Salary Surveys

Compensation in the Private Equity industry – by geography, job type and seniority

Savvy Investor collates the best institutional investment white papers from across the web. Amongst the most popular content are surveys of private equity remuneration, which we update once a quarter.

Some of the best reports on private equity salaries and private equity bonus levels are produced by headhunters Heidrick & Struggles. These private equity surveys disect compensation across multiple dimensions, showing base, bonus and carry by AUM and revealing how pay varies by role, investment strategy and years of experience.

Within our curated list, we include details of the best surveys of pay for Private Equity professionals in USA, benchmarks for Private Capital compensation in the Asia Pacific region, and reports on compensation for private equity and private debt professionals working in the Nordic regions of Europe. For the London market, Kea Consultants provide an excellent study of private equity salary and bonus levels, with compensation analysed by fund size and experience.

For those tasked with the role of talent management in Private Equity firms, an understanding of the marketplace for Private Equity compensation plays a key role in attracting and retaining key staff. Limited Partners are placing their General Partners under increased scrutiny, and the tension between underpaying and overpaying staff is critical.

Australia is another jurisdiction where regulations enhance the transparency of salaries in the superannuation industry. In this case, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority requires certain salary data to be made publicly available, giving an insight into salary and bonus levels for Superannuation CIOs and CEOs.

Private Equity Salary Surveys