Comment - When Will Firms Pay Up Credit Risk Staff ?

'I work in credit risk management - the only area in a firm where the analysts need to know EVERYTHING. When will firms realise that credit risk management is increasingly becoming the 'brains' of the organisation, and reward them accordingly ?

Any loser can take clients out on a freebie or junket, but your average credit guy these days has international work experience, and is post-graduate qualified. Your average FX trader, though, still thinks loafers and square-faced watches are cool, and that Burberry is the height of culture!

Nearly sixteen years of mostly bull markets have bred the most incapable front-office staff in the history of investment banking. Hopefully the next major market readjustment will bring with it the largest 'spring clean' of free-loading, free-riding front office staff ever!!'.

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