Credit Suisse raises stakes on UK bonuses

first_imgMonday 30 August 2010 9:36 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads whatsapp CREDIT Suisse, the second largest Swiss bank by assets, will this week provide many of its UK managing directors with early bonuses, in an effort to hang on to its star performers.Sources said that the bank, which trimmed its bonus pool for 2009 to alleviate the cost of the UK government’s 50 per cent tax on bonuses, feels it needs to make the awards in order to remain competitive in the UK.One City source told City A.M. last night: “After the reduction in the bonus pool last year, it was obvious that the bank needed to act sooner rather than later this year in order to reward and hang on to its top talent.” Normally bonuses would be paid closer to the end of the calendar year.Managing directors in the UK were notified last week about the payments, which will be deferred over three years and will be subject to clawback provisions as well as tied to the bank’s return on equity performance. “This is not like getting cash in the bag now,” said a source with knowledge of the awards.Credit Suisse’s corporate finance team, headed up by Sebastian Grigg and James Leigh Pemberton, is one of the strongest in the City, even though it did suffer a very public setback earlier this year when it advised the Prudential on its aborted takeover of AIA. Despite the Prudential disappointment, the likes of Grigg and Leigh Pemberton nevertheless remain hot properties who could easily move to rival banks.After its decision to reduce bonus payments last year, Credit Suisse paid $436m (£282m) for the UK bonus tax. Among New York-based firms, Goldman Sachs paid $600m and JPMorgan Chase $550m.An outbreak of bonus awards and any evidence of especially conspicuous consumption by bankers could raise the temperature politically, since the coalition government’s new bank levy is unlikely to raise as much revenue as the previous government’s one-off bank bonus tax.When the IFS last week criticised the government’s recent budget, saying it would hit the poorest the hardest, Labour leadership candidate David Miliband, who is the most pro-City of five contenders, weighed in by saying the budget had been “hard on the poor and easy on the bankers”.Chancellor George Osborne told City A.M. in an interview ahead of the election: “The levels of pay in finance have got completely out of kilter with the rest of society. So you have a heart surgeon that is paid a 30th or 40th of what someone is paid at the top of financial services. That is quite difficult to justify when you have an implicit state guarantee as you do in the banking sector.”On the other hand the investment banks will argue that their new awards take on board fully the new disciplines that were imposed as a consequence of the financial crash.Earlier this summer Credit Suisse said its second-quarter profits had risen one per cent year-on-year, but were down 22 per cent on the first three months of this year. Show Comments ▼ Share Credit Suisse raises stakes on UK bonuses KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

All eyes on ECB as Eurozone inflation hits 27-month high

first_img Share whatsapp THE euro jumped to a session high against the dollar yesterday, after surprisingly high inflation data increased the risk of a hike in interest rates.Consumer price inflation across the Eurozone hit 2.4 per cent in January, according to a “flash” estimate by Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office.Inflation in the single currency area had exceeded the European Central Bank’s (ECB) target of “just under two per cent” in December, reaching 2.2 per cent.January’s rate was the highest since October 2008, when it was 3.2 per cent.The euro rose around 20 basis points versus the dollar to trade at $1.3662, up around 0.3 per cent on the day. While ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet has said the Eurozone’s historically low levels of rates are “appropriate,” his comments this year have widely been interpreted as more hawkish than usual.“We are permanently alert [about the threat of inflation],” he said in January. “We are never pre-committed not to move interest rates.” However, some economists say the inflationary pressures are coming mainly from higher commodity prices, and are likely to be temporary.“We suspect that January’s uptick in inflation was mainly driven by higher food price inflation,” said ING’s Martin van Vliet. “Unless commodity prices continue to surge, inflation is still set to fall back again later this year.”“Although we continue to expect hawkish rhetoric from the ECB, they are still unlikely to pull the trigger on interest rates until the fourth quarter of this year,” van Vliet added. KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Tags: NULLcenter_img All eyes on ECB as Eurozone inflation hits 27-month high Monday 31 January 2011 8:05 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more