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Salaries: Asset Management (US & Canada) – Q1 2021

Salary Survey Round-up: Front, middle, and back office roles

How does your remuneration package compare with those across the industry? The Savvy Investor Content Team has updated this unique list of the best U.S. and Canadian asset management salary surveys covering a range of roles in the investment, pensions, and finance industries. 

This update includes, amongst other recent survey data, a very comprehensive view of compensation within the family office sector.

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Returning to the New World of Work (Robert Walters, 2020)

Robert Walters surveyed over 2,000 global companies and asked them how they responded to COVID-19, what their opinion is of remote work, when they plan on returning to the office, and what their vision is for the new world of working.

U.S. Financial Services Compensation Trends (Johnson Associates, 2020)

Johnson Associates expects a fall in incentive compensation for asset management, hedge fund, private equity, and other investment professionals.

2020 U.S. Alternative Asset Management Marketing Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)

Heidrick & Struggles presents compensation data from 300 investor relations and alternative asset management marketing professionals within the US real estate, private equity, and hedge fund industries.

2021 U.S. Salary Guide: Accounting & finance (Hays)

Turn to page 32 of the guide for insights into salaries for the accounting and finance sector within eight major metropolitan areas in the United States.

2020 U.S. Salary Survey (Institute of Management Accountants)

In the sixth edition of the global salary survey from the Institute of Management Accountants, this individual report compares and presents levels of compensation and job satisfaction across the US.

2021 Canada Salary Guide: Accounting & finance (Robert Half)

Robert Half presents their salary guide for accounting and finance jobs in Canada.

Hedge Fund Compensation Data – as of Jan 2021 (Wall Street Oasis)

WSO's brief synopsis of hedge funds compensation data is based upon user submissions through January 2021.

2021 U.S. Salary Guide: Accounting & finance (Robert Half)

Robert Half presents their salary guide for accounting and finance jobs within the United States.

U.S. RIA Compensation Report (Charles Schwab, 2020)

This U.S. RIA compensation report from Schwab reflects responses from their annual study and provides a thorough overview of compensation practices in the independent financial advice industry.

Private Equity Compensation Data – as of Jan 2021 (Wall Street Oasis)

WSO's brief synopsis of private equity compensation data is based upon user submissions through January 2021.

Family Office Compensation Benchmarking Report (Morgan Stanley PWM/Botoff Consulting, 2019)

This expansive report (a collaborative effort between Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and Botoff Consulting) provides a compensation benchmarking study for industry players, along with trends impacting compensation in family offices.

Global Family Office Compensation Report 2020 (Agreus Group)

Agreus Group presents the result of a comprehensive survey of salaries for family office professionals. There were over 600 respondents, some of whom were also interviewed in depth.

2020 North American Private Equity Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)

Heidrick & Struggles compiled survey data from over 700 respondents, all of whom were North American private equity investment professionals, for this study.

CFA Society Financial Compensation Surveys

Showing details results for CFA surveys, compiled by a variety of regional CFA societies, including Chicago, Pittsburgh, Iowa, Nebraska, Madison, and Milwaukee.

Salaries for Fundraising and Asset Gathering Investment Professionals (Emolument, 2021)

Emolument outlines the average salaries and bonuses for asset gathering and fundraising professionals.

U.S. Actuarial Salary Survey: Pensions actuaries & others (DW Simpson, 2020)

DW Simpson’s Actuarial Salary Survey contains information obtained from normal business operations. The survey covers actuarial roles across a range of business lines and incorporates international data.

U.S. Actuarial Salaries: Interactive survey results (Actuarial Careers Inc, 2019)

Actuarial Careers' Salary Survey responses are detailed here. The survey questionnaire responses were combined with details obtained from actual placement data and reformatted into several highly interactive charts.

U.S. Actuarial Salary Survey (Ezra Penland, Sep 2019)

Ezra Penland’s Actuarial Recruitment surveys offers in-depth insight into a wide variety of actuarial employment roles and a broad range of remuneration packages.

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