Institutional Asset Managers

US and Canada Asset Management Salary Surveys (end-2017 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.

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. 

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 - 2017 Salary Guide (Robert Half)
This 36 page report details compensation across a variety of roles, with Financial Services covered specifically on pp 20-22.

Asset Management Compensation (Johnson Associates, Dec 2016)
This review of salaries in U.S. Asset Management shows how the mix of pay is changing, and that for the second consecutive year, pay levels declined in 2016.

Financial Services Compensation Trends and Projections (Johnson Assoc, Nov 2017)
After the third quarter, Johnson Associates projects a broad increase in incentive compensation across financial services. Incentive compensation for asset management is expected to be up noticeably.

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, investment marketers, product development professionals, investment advisers and private client execs

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.

2017 Salary Guide USA – Accounting and Finance Roles (Robert Half)
With figures shown city-by-city, benchmark salary ranges for professionals working in accounting & finance and banking & financial services roles.

Prudential/PlanSponsor 2017 Executive Benefit Survey
This report focuses on nonqualified deferred compensation plans (NQDCPs), highlighting what is prevalent, what is changing, and how effectively these plans are meeting the needs of sponsoring companies and employees.

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.

CFA Compensation Survey Results (Pittsburgh CFA, 2017)
This mid-year survey was published by CFA Society Pittsburgh. It provides insights into salary expectations for CFA charterholders, with a historical content.

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.

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