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Fixed-Income Compensation Report

Analysts who recommended high-yield products were paid three times more than other analysts, Institutional Investor report finds

The average fixed-income analyst at a sell-side firm earned 20 percent more in 2006 than he or she did in 2005, according to Institutional Investor’s inaugural Fixed-Income Compensation Report.

The report also found that researchers who cover the high-yield sector earned nearly three times more than analysts who cover more conservative fixed-income instruments, such as municipals.

To view complete results of the sell-side portion of the Fixed-Income Compensation Report, please visit