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The OG Comp Book covers every aspect of the compensation equation and is a critical planning tool for all decision makers. It includes:
  • Global YoY compensation across multiple product coverage areas including: Fixed Income, Credit and Commodities, Equities, Investment Banking, Quant., Risk & Analytics, Private Wealth Management, and Hedge Funds
  • Top-level salary ranges paid out to Managing Directors, Directors, Vice Presidents, and Associates across the world
  • Reasons why people accepted, rejected, or stayed at their current firms and where the who’s who of top performers ended up after leaving prestigious roles at top firms
  • Detailed market overviews, key trends, geo-political insights, and accepted, rejected, and counter offer examples

Click here to download a preview of the report or e-mail compbook@optionsgroup.com if you are interested in purchasing this report.

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Get the 2018/2019 Compensation Report from Options Group today.

Get answers to your top compensation questions, and learn the trends driving compensation well into 2019.

What’s inside:

  • Major themes that impacted global compensation in 2018
  • Who, among the U.S., EMEA, and Asia, will be paid higher, lower, or the same versus last year
  • What products are seeing the greatest demand for talent, globally
  • Which regions and products are hiring mostly to replace talent, or are likely to see reductions in headcount
  • Whether the buyside or sellside will see greater demand for talent going into 2019
  • Between Fixed Income, Credit and Commodities, and Equities, which products are seeing moderate to high demand for
    fresh talent
  • How MiFID II impacted market activity in 2018
  • In accordance with New York’s Salary History Ban Law, what questions are allowed or not allowed during interviews
    conducted in New York City
  • Top-level salary ranges paid out to Managing Directors, Directors, Vice Presidents, and Associates across the world
    (The report is GDPR compliant)
  • Where the who’s who of top performers landed up after leaving their top roles at prestigious firms

    Bonus offer examples:
  • Get answers to why people accepted, rejected, or stayed at their current firms. Higher comp? Bigger roles?
    Different opportunities? Find out in the report!

This 172 page report released in November 2017 contains over 1,200 compensation data points and over 50 placement examples across six major financial regions from associate to managing director levels. It provides in-depth analysis of hiring trends and the competitive landscape within key geographical regions, as well as compensation projections by asset class and product category.
This 50+ page report provides results from our candidate survey conducted from September to October 2016 for professionals in FICC, equities, investment banking, electronic trading, information technology, quantitative research, risk management, asset management, hedge funds and private wealth management ranked by percentile. It provides statistics such as total compensation, expected percentage change in total compensation in 2016 from 2015, and sentiments on group performance.
This 40 page report contains compensation data points for key roles such as portfolio managers, investor relations professionals, quantitative analysts, as well as risk and technology professionals across the US, EMEA and Asia. It provides in-depth analysis of emerging hiring trends, compensation structures and benchmarks by strategy and role for hedge funds, asset management firms, and private equity firms.
This 150 page report released in November contains over 1,200 compensation data points and over 50 placement examples across six major financial regions from associate to managing director levels. It provides in-depth analysis of hiring trends and the competitive landscape within key geographical regions, as well as compensation projections by asset class and product category.
OGiQ, the strategic solutions division of Options Group, polled thousands of financial services and technology professionals to assess base salaries for 2016, total compensation paid for 2015, expected change in headcount, and their attitudes towards compensation and firm turnover. This 50+ page report compares compensation levels for professionals at banks, buy side firms and technology companies.
This 40+ page report contains compensation data points for key roles such as portfolio managers, investor relations professionals, quantitative analysts, as well as risk and technology professionals across the US, EMEA and Asia. It provides in-depth analysis of emerging hiring trends, compensation structures and benchmarks by strategy and role for hedge funds, asset management firms, and private equity firms.
This 160+ page report released in December contains over 1,200 compensation data points and over 50 placement examples across six major financial regions from associate to managing director levels. It provides in-depth analysis of hiring trends and the competitive landscape within key geographical regions, as well as compensation projections by asset class and product category.

Click on this link to view a brief 4-minute video about the composition and unique features of the Compensation Report.

This 50+ page report provides results from our candidate survey conducted from August to October 2015 for professionals in FICC, equities, investment banking, electronic trading, information technology, quantitative research, risk management, asset management, hedge funds and private wealth management ranked by percentile. It provides statistics such as total compensation, expected percentage change in total compensation in 2015 from 2014, and sentiments on group performance.
This 80-page report includes average change in 2015 total compensation (based on market conditions up to June 30, 2015) for professionals in FICC, equities, investment banking, electronic trading, information technology, quantitative research, risk management, and private wealth management in the US, EMEA, Asia, and Japan. It contains compensation tables comparing compensation levels by security and function across major firm types, counteroffer and rejected offer examples, key hiring and compensation trends, and select people moves.
OG iQ, the strategic solutions division of Options Group, polled thousands of financial services and technology professionals to assess base salaries for 2015, total compensation paid for 2014, expected change in headcount, and their attitudes towards compensation and firm turnover. This 50-page report compares compensation levels for professionals at banks, buy side firms and technology companies.

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