Over 225 risk professionals representing asset management participated in this year’s Risk Talent Associates salary survey, and risk management professionals at alternative investment firms have the highest average total compensation. This result is impacted largely by the bonus that risk management professionals receive in alternative investment jobs. For Alternative Investments, the average bonus as a percentage of total compensation exceeds 70%, compared to 55% for Traditional Asset Management and 45% of Insurance executives included in the survey.
The survey included executives in risk management jobs from traditional asset management (54%), alternative investments including hedge funds and fund of funds (20%) and insurance (26%).
Source: Risk Talent Associates Professional Compensation Surveys 2005-2010.