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US and Canada Asset Management Salary Surveys (mid-2018 review)

Asset management salary and bonus – how do you compare?

Our Research Team has curated this unique list of the best asset management salary surveys, reviewing the North American investment, pensions and finance industries. Covering a variety of roles within fund management and asset gathering, back office, pensions and finance roles.

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Asset Management Distribution: 2017 Compensation Trends (Heidrick & Struggles)
This report by Heidrick & Struggles includes the results of a wide-ranging survey and presents market insights to help asset management firms build their teams and strategies.

2018 USA Accounting and Finance Salary Guide (Robert Half)
Turn to pp 17-19 for salary levels in banking and financial markets, risk and compliance, client service and operations.

2017 North American Private Equity Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)
This 42-page report from Heidrick & Struggles dices the data in a variety of ways, showing base, bonus and carry by AUM and showing how compensation varies across different roles and lengths of experience.

Canadian Finance and Accounting Roles - 2018 Salary Guide (Robert Half)
Robert Half presents benchmark salary ranges for Canadian professionals in finance and accounting roles.

Q1 2018 Trends in Financial Services Compensation (Johnson Associates)
Johnson Associates presents the results of their quarterly salary survey for professionals in traditional asset management roles as well as alternative assets.

Preqin Special Report: Private Capital Compensation and Employment, Mar 2018
This report by Preqin explores the compensation and employment trends emerging in the world of private capital. 65% of firms expect to increase the size of their workforce in 2018, proving the demand for talent continues to grow.

2018 Financial Compensation Survey (CFA Society Pittsburgh)
The CFA Society of Pittsburgh, PA, released this survey of salaries for investment professionals within their region in June of 2018.

U.S. Pension Staff Salary Database (Pension360, 2017)
This report contains searchable data of thousands of pension staff salaries from U.S. public sector pension funds. An excellent resource if you're looking for a job or are simply curious about what other pension systems pay your peers. 

2016 Financial Compensation Survey (CFA Societies of Florida)
Four CFA Societies from the state of Florida pooled their data to product this region-specific analysis of compensation levels for investment professionals.

Canadian CFA Charterholder Compensation Survey (2015)
A study of compensation amongst Canadian CFA Charterholders. Showing salary/bonus and benefit levels for portfolio managers, multi-asset PMs, portfolio analysts, risk analysts, compliance/regulatory professionals, and others.

Global Salaries 2017 - Finance and Accounting Professionals (Robert Walters)
This epic and detailed 400-page report covers data across 24 countries, including Australia and New Zealand, from pages 172-237.

U.S. Financial Executive Compensation Report 2017 (Grant Thornton)
A detailed look at compensation for financial execs in the US, in particular for those at CFO level or VP of Finance.

Salaries for fundraising and asset gathering investment professionals (Emolument)
From Emolument; a brief survey of salaries for investment marketers involved in the business of asset gathering.

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