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This time next week, Goldman bankers should know their numbers: the bonus calendar for 2012

Calendar 2012

This time next week, bankers at Goldman Sachs should know their bonuses for 2011. Morgan Stanley will follow shortly after. Everywhere else will come after that. Here’s the bonus announcement and payment schedule for the next few months – as we understand it (feel free to suggest amendments if you disagree).

  1. Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs will announce its fourth quarter results on January 18th and is expected to announce its bonuses next week. Partner managing directors are likely to be told before, and may even learn their numbers this week. Goldman bonuses are typically paid at the end of January.

  2. Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley has yet to schedule its fourth quarter results, but is expected to announce its bonuses late next week.  Payment is expected to be the first week of February.

  3. JPMorgan

JPMorgan will announce its fourth quarter results on January 13th. Headhunters say the bank typically announces its bonuses around the 20th and pays at the very end of the month.

  1. Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BofA has yet to schedule its fourth quarter results, but is expected to announce bonuses around Jan 23rd and to pay mid-February.

  1. Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is expected to announce its bonuses around January 25th and paid them in mid-February.

  1. RBS

Typically announces last week of January, pays in March.

  1. Deutsche

Deutsche is expected to announce its bonuses in the first week of February and to pay in the second week of February.

  1. BarCap

Same as Deutsche, although payment may be a little later.

  1. UBS

Typically announces third week of February, pays in fourth week or early March.

  1. BNP Paribas

Expected to announce early March, pay end of March.

  1. SocGen

Same as BNP Paribas.

12. HSBC

Announces first week of March. Pays last week of March.

  1. Nomura

Usually announces late April.

Comments (10)

  1. All the dates for the above firms Q4 and end of year results are on Bloomberg. In short JPM will report their numbers first (next Friday, 13th….!) and bonuses to follow on.

    Most US banks report wc 16 Jan.

    Most European banks report early to mid Feb.

    Nomura will report their Q3 numbers on 1 Feb.

    (Sarah, I normally feel you are harshly picked on but this info is freely available on company websites)

    nowherespecial Reply
  2. @nowherespecial – we don’t have access to Bloomberg unfortunately. I checked the banks’ websites, some of which had dates (and are given), some of which didn’t.

    SarahtheEditor Reply
  3. Sarah it is outrageous that you are expected to do your job without recourse to Bloomberg. Do tell your bosses we said so. eFN does job posts well, but hell, are you expected to trawl through everything on the financial editorial front without resources? On your own?
    Jeez. Worse than working for an IB. And probably not as well paid.

  4. No Bloomberg at eFC? No sharing shark tanks, is that it?

  5. how very unsporting.

  6. ???


  7. so nice to know you still care enough to ban me. Worried, eh?

  8. @Cityhag – you’re not banned. I was travelling and unable to put comments live momentarily.

    SarahtheEditor Reply
  9. OK, you’re forgiven. Paranoia struck (it’s bonus season, OK?) I still think it’s crazy that you don’t have Bloomberg – you need the tools of your trade, after all.

  10. Paranoia perfectly acceptable, as are all offers of free Bloomberg terminals.

    SarahtheEditor Reply

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