(Reuters) – Barclays Plc (BARC.L) is planning to raise pay for junior investment bankers as the British bank seeks to retain talent, Bloomberg News reported, citing two persons familiar with the matter.
Some junior executives of the bank are set to receive raises in salary and bonuses as high as 40 percent, Bloomberg said.
The plan has led to dissatisfaction among mid-level employees over the narrowing compensation gap with their juniors, according to the report.
Barclays’ overall bonus pool is expected to shrink, Bloomberg reported citing another person familiar with the matter.
The company will announce internally its decisions on pay this week, the report said.
Barclays was not immediately available for comment.
Juniors on the corporate-finance desk at Paris-based BNP Paribas SA (BNPP.PA) may also receive at least 10 percent more in salaries and 5 percent more in bonus, the report said.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N), JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) were all looking to raise salaries by at least 20 percent for 2015, the report said.
European banks, including Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and UBS AG, typically pay less than their U.S. rivals.
Emolument, a salary benchmarking site, said last month bonuses for advisory and origination staff in London could jump by 25 percent on average, based on data from 360 front office bankers working in London.
Payouts in equities would dip 3-5 percent and in fixed income, currencies and commodities bonuses would fall 5-7 percent, Emolument had said.