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Morgan Stanley lifts Gorman's 2018 pay to record $29M

Morgan Stanley boosted Chief Executive Officer James Gorman’s compensation by 7.4% to $29 million for 2018.

Gorman, 60, got a $13.75 million incentive tied to achieving future targets, and $6.875 million in both cash and restricted shares, according to a regulatory filing Friday. The package, which includes his $1.5 million salary, surpasses the $27 million he was paid for 2017 as the most he’s received since taking the helm.

They “need to be thinking about guaranteed income streams” because there’s “not a lot of time for recovery,” an expert writes.
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Pam Kelley is the Product Line Manager for Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting workflow solutions, including CCH Axcess Practice, CCH Axcess Workstream CCH Axcess iQ and CCH ProSystem fx Practice Management. She has been with Wolters Kluwer for almost 20 years, first as a business analyst, then product owner, before moving to product management earlier this year. Prior to working for Wolters Kluwer, Pam’s background includes working as Development Manager for another time, billing & workflow solution provider as well as Accounting Manager in private accounting.
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Damon Russel is the Product Line Manager at Wolters Kluwer responsible for driving strategic development, sales and retention, and portfolio management of document management and client collaboration solutions for Tax and Accounting Professionals. He has over 10 years of experience delivering enterprise software solutions for Wolters Kluwer customers and their clients around the globe.
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Morgan Stanley this week posted its highest-ever annual profit, even as fourth-quarter performance disappointed investors. The bank was helped by U.S. corporate tax cuts, a jump in deal fees and a bigger rise in trading revenue than many rivals. Gorman said Thursday he’s looking for acquisitions to build his firm’s asset-management unit, its smallest division.

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The firm’s shares fell 24% last year, steeper than the S&P 500 Financials Index’s 15% decline, as it was buffeted by market volatility in the fourth quarter. The drop was the worst in seven years.

The incentive award converts to shares if the firm hits goals for return on equity and total shareholder return. Morgan Stanley must achieve an 11% ROE over the three-year period for Gorman to get the full piece tied to that metric, and can get up to 50% more shares if the firm achieves a 12.5% ROE.

JPMorgan Chase awarded Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon $31 million in total compensation for his work in 2018, a 5.1% bump after his bank also posted record profit.