2007 Bonus Report - See What Firm Staff Think They'll Get

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Over 3,000 staff voted in our Martin Ward Anderson-sponsored 2007 Bonus Anticipation Poll. Here are the headline results (individual firm figures are at the foot of the article):

Even though this poll was taken in the midst of the asset write-downs and job loss announcements, overall, 30.9% of respondents felt that their 2007 bonus would be bigger than that paid last year.

38.4% thought it would be less, 17.6% said that they felt that it would be the same, whilst 13.1% said that they simply had no idea.

Front Office

42.3% expected a bigger pay out
28.9% thought that they would get a smaller wad
19.6% thought their bonus would be the same
9.3% didn't have a clue

Middle Office -

17.3% expected a bigger pay out
53.3% thought that they would get a smaller wad
18.3% thought their bonus would be the same
11.1% didn't have a clue

Back Office

24.3% expected a bigger pay out
41.9% thought that they would get a smaller wad
14.9% thought their bonus would be the same
18.9% didn't have a clue

REGIONAL ANALYSIS

EMEA

33.1% expected a bigger pay out
36.4% thought that they would get a smaller wad
16.6% thought their bonus would be the same
13.9% didn't have a clue

The Americas

23.9% expected a bigger pay out
47.8% thought that they would get a smaller wad
21.7% thought their bonus would be the same
6.5% didn't have a clue

Asia-Pac

33.0% expected a bigger pay out
32.2% thought that they would get a smaller wad
15.8% thought their bonus would be the same
19.9% didn't have a clue

INDIVIDUAL FIRM RESULTS

Deutsche Bank - 68.1% expected a bigger payout, 9.3% thought that they would get a smaller wad, 5.3% thought their bonus would be the same, 17.3% didn't have a clue.

Barclays Capital - 56.3%, 23.7%, 13.7%, 6.3%

Nomura International - 50.4%, 21.9%, 12.4%, 15.3%

ABN AMRO - 44.7%, 11.1%, 35.4%, 8.8%

Morgan Stanley - 41.4%, 22.4%, 26.8%, 9.4%

Dresdner Kleinwort - 40.7%, 11.9%, 37.7%, 9.7%

Credit Suisse - 34.7%, 40.7%, 17.3%, 7.3%

Citi - 31.9%, 24.3%, 31.4%, 12.4%

BNP Paribas - 31.7%, 15.3%, 36.3%, 11.3%

Royal Bank of Scotland - 30.9%, 32.6%, 19.1%, 17.4%

Lehman Brothers - 27.6%, 26.5%, 36.2%, 9.7%

Goldman Sachs - 27.1%, 2.4%, 54.2%, 16.3%

Bear Stearns - 23.7%, 37.3%, 21.3%, 17.7%

JPMorgan - 23.2%, 46.1%, 23.1%, 7.6%

HSBC Investment Bank - 21.9%, 28.4%, 32.1%, 17.6%

Wachovia - 20.1%, 39.1%, 31.7%, 9.1%

UBS - 19.3%, 51.9%, 14.3%, 14.5%

Fortis - 12.3%, 47.3%, 19.1%, 21.3%

Merrill Lynch - 7.7%, 42.1%, 41.8%, 8.8%

Bank of America - 7.1%, 78.5%, 7.3%, 7.1%

WestLB - 5.4%, 63.7%, 17.3%, 13.6%

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