Morgan Stanley paid chief government James Gorman $31.5mn for his work in 2022, down 10 per cent from $35mn a 12 months earlier after the Wall Road financial institution reported decrease revenues and earnings.
The smaller pay package deal means longtime JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon out-earned Gorman for the primary time since 2019. JPMorgan on Thursday stated Dimon was paid $34.5mn in 2022, unchanged from the prior 12 months.
Goldman Sachs, whose David Solomon final 12 months was the highest-paid Wall Road financial institution CEO alongside Gorman with $35mn, has but to reveal its government pay plan for 2022.
In a regulatory submitting on Friday, Morgan Stanley stated Gorman earned a base wage of $1.5mn, a $7.5mn money bonus, $4.5mn in deferred fairness and a performance-based inventory bonus price $18mn.
In 2022, Morgan Stanley’s revenues fell 10 per cent 12 months on 12 months whereas web earnings dropped 27 per cent to $11bn. The financial institution reported a return on tangible widespread fairness, a measure of profitability, of 15.3 per cent, beneath its long term goal of not less than 20 per cent.
Morgan Stanley stated its board of administrators, in figuring out Gorman’s pay, thought of that “in a difficult financial and market setting agency efficiency for 2022 was not as robust because the prior 12 months wherein the agency achieved file monetary efficiency”.
The financial institution’s spending on pay and advantages for workers in 2022 totalled $23bn, down 6 per cent 12 months on 12 months. This was regardless of its workforce rising 10 per cent to roughly 82,000 workers.
Amid falling earnings, sparked by a broad slowdown in dealmaking exercise, Morgan Stanley in December dismissed about 1,800 workers, or 2 per cent of its workforce.
Since taking up as CEO in 2010, traders have cheered Gorman’s technique to broaden out from Morgan Stanley’s historic funding banking and buying and selling strengths and spend money on extra steady companies reminiscent of asset and wealth administration.
This pivot has helped it open up a valuation hole on Goldman, its longtime rival which nonetheless derives most earnings from buying and selling and funding banking.