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UK to implement EBA guidelines on role-based allowances paid by banks and investment firms, but hope remains for proportionate approach say experts

European Banking Authority (EBA) guidelines requiring banks and investment firms to change the way they classify 'role-based allowances' (RBAs) paid to senior staff will take effect in the UK from next year, the head of the Prudential Regulation Authority... 20 May 2015

Investors target high contractual payments to departing executives, but a tougher approach to severance pay may be better than shorter notice

FOCUS: Shareholders remain keen to avoid 'rewards for failure' for senior executives, as illustrated by Old Mutual's statement in February that notice periods should be less than 12 months. However, merely reducing notice periods below the current standard... 19 May 2015

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Bankers’ pay and governance reforms key to reducing ‘risk-taking behaviour’, says IMF head

Bankers’ pay structures must be reformed to reduce the perceived financial rewards of making decisions motivated by short-term gain, according to the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). 11 May 2015

EBA CRD4 remuneration guidelines propose extension of the bankers' bonus cap

EU banks would be required to re-classify so-called role-based allowances (RBAs) paid to senior bankers as variable pay, capped at 100% of salary, by 2016 or explain why they have not done so, under draft guidelines put forward for consultation by the European... 06 Mar 2015

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