Methodology

The 2018 All-Asia Buy Side Compensation report measures the average base and variable compensation for Portfolio Managers, Portfolio Manager/Research Analysts, and Research Analysts at the top Hedge Funds, Investment Advisory Firms, and Mutual Funds in Asia.

Participants in the survey:
  • actively managed Asian equity assets in 2017;
  • disclosed their 2017 base compensation;
  • disclosed their expected variable compensation (bonus, commission, options) for 2017; and
  • disclosed what they expect to happen to their total compensation over the next 24 months.
  • ~500 individuals responded to the survey

Compensation amounts given in currencies other than United States Dollars were converted to USD using the average exchange rates for April 2018.

Definitions:

Average Compensation: The average of the reported base and variable compensation figures in USD were calculated for each of the three title groups (Portfolio Managers, Portfolio Manager/Research Analysts, and Research Analysts) for each of the three institution types (Hedge Funds, Investment Advisory Firms, and Mutual Funds) broken out by eight AUM bands.

Compensation Distribution: The proportion of the group of individuals with a given title at a given institution type whose given base and variable compensation falls within each of the dollar amount ranges is calculated within each AUM band.

Expected Change in Compensation: The proportion of the group of individuals with a given title at a given institution type that gave each answer type is calculated within each AUM band.