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Jan 16, 2013

Cash is King?

Is Jefferies Group Inc. moving against the grain by paying bonuses in cash or are they setting a new trend? Hard to predict.

In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Lunch Break: Jefferies in Flap Over Plans for Bonuses in Cash discusses backlash to Jefferies’ election to pay bonuses in cash rather than in stock.  On my mind is the collection headache Jefferies may have created for itself, which may inure to the benefit of the bonus recipients.… Read More

Jan 27, 2012

IN THE NEWS: More Complex and Creative Bonus Arrangements Require More Planning for Executives

Credit Suisse and Bank of America both recently announced changes in their annual bonus arrangements. Given the state of the economy and the cash crunch that many business are facing, companies are becoming more creative in the funding of these bonus arrangements – with a greater portion of annual bonuses are being funded in restricted stock or other investment vehicles. While these arrangements can sometimes provide a potential benefits to their recipients, knowing the details is critical.  … Read More