America leads: Once again, American banks head the bonus charts with Goldman Sachs paying bonuses up to £50,000 above leading European banks
Emolument.com has analysed 2015 salary data from 189 front office Directors working in London Investment Banks.
But don't just look at bonuses figures : While Goldman Sachs paid the largest bonuses, JP Morgan are the most generous when it comes to overall compensation (base salary + bonus)
Top bonuses usually come with top salaries : in most cases, banks that give the biggest bonuses are also the ones offering best salaries to their bankers.
Alice Leguay from Emolument.com said 'Continuing a trend established in the last few years, we expect to see base salaries shoot up in order to circumvent bonus cap regulations, especially at Director and MD level where employees expect to see their total comp increase substantially from previous titles.'