Missing from the Debate: Compensation

Bavaria, Steven
May 2010
High Yield Report;5/31/2010, Vol. 21 Issue 22, p15
The article provides a discussion on the lack of the issue of motivation in the debate concerning financial regulatory reform. It notes that compensation motivates people-traders, bankers and chief executive officers (CEOs) to make bets, described to be outlandish, with the money of other people. It mentions that there is a long-term trend in bonus and compensation practices that has reached the point wherein employees opt to expose their companies to undue risk in a bid to obtain payouts that are game-changing.


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