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Institutional investors set out stance on payment of "allowances" in new guidelines on executive pay

Variable "allowances" should generally not be included as part of directors' fixed pay because they are "inconsistent with the spirit of simplicity, clarity and pay for performance", according to new guidelines published on behalf of institutional investors.... 21 Oct 2014

UK regulator head criticises EU response to bankers' bonus cap workaround

The head of a UK financial regulator has attacked the EU bankers' bonus cap and has said that a controversial pay mechanism adopted by banks is not ideal, but is the best response to a 'bad policy'.  17 Oct 2014

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Clampdown on 'role-based allowances' threatens ability of EU financial centres to compete for talent, says expert

European financial centres such as London and Frankfurt are at greater risk of losing skilled bankers to other financial hubs around the world as a result of a further refinement of the EU bonus cap for bankers, two legal experts have said. European banks'... 16 Oct 2014

Growth in 'save as you earn' share schemes shows share options not just for directors, says expert

Profits made by employees participating in the save as you earn (SAYE) employee share option scheme more than doubled in the past year, allowing employees to benefit from the strong stock market performance of the companies that they work for. 14 Oct 2014

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