Greenwich Associates and Johnson Associates Annual Compensation Report Shows Strength at Traditional Asset Managers Relative to Hedge Funds

Greenwich Associates, LLC, an international research-based consulting firm in institutional financial services, in cooperation with Johnson Associates, Inc., a financial services compensation consulting firm, have issued their 2014 U.S. Asset Management Compensation Study (Report).  The Report reveals that “the asset management industry is emerging as the first choice for many financial professionals” and provides an overview of buy-side compensation, including consideration of pay differentials between hedge fund professionals and other buy-side professionals, pay mix for buy-side professionals, bonuses and commission compensation.  This article summarizes the key insights from the Report.  The HFLR has covered the authors’ compensation reports for the past three years.  See our 2013 report coverage, 2012 report coverage and 2011 report coverage.  For an in-depth look at hedge fund compensation, see “Hedge Fund Manager Compensation Survey Addresses Employee Compensation Levels and Composition Across Job Titles and Firm Characteristics, Employee Ownership of Manager Equity and Hiring Trends,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 8 (Feb. 21, 2013).  See also “How Much Are Hedge Fund Manager General Counsels and Chief Compliance Officers Paid?,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 7, No. 28 (Jul. 24, 2014).

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