In One Chart: Wall Street bonuses will be even bigger this year, but 2019 looks less rosy

Wall Street professionals are on track for larger bonuses this year, but it may not last.

Financial firms will award year-end bonuses of up to 20% larger this year versus last year, according to an analysis released Monday by Johnson Associates, a New York-based compensation consulting firm. Equities traders, investment-banking underwriters and private-equity professionals are expected to receive the largest increases.

“The major investment and commercial banking firms continued their strong performance, especially in equities trading and underwriting,” said Alan Johnson, managing director of Johnson Associates and one of the nation’s foremost authorities on Wall Street compensation. “Private-equity firms also turned in a second straight year of healthy financial results and strong fundraising.

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