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The 2016 Hedge Fund Compensation Report: The Market Strikes Back

Poor returns last year took a bite out of paychecks, with average total compensation for all investment professionals at hedge fund firms falling 6.1 percent year over year, fueled by an 8.3 percent fall in average bonuses.

   Illustration by Neil WebbNot since 2011, when Occupy Wall Street was in full bloom, has hedge fund compensation been such a hot issue. U.S. presidential candidates have recently found hedge fund managers useful as poster boys for income inequality and have called for tax hikes to lower their often-munificent annual

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