The JPMorgan board decides to provide a 9.5% increase in the annual salary of its Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon. The compensation includes the basic pay of $1.5 million and additional $33 million incentives based on performances.
The board was satisfied with Dimon’s executive prowess and output during the pandemic; he countered several complex challenges efficiently and propelled the company’s annual profit. The prime factors behind the pay hike were Dimon’s work in risk and controls and customers relations. Reuters reports that 66-year-old Dimon led JPMorgan to a $48.3 billion profit in 2021, significantly increasing from $29.1 billion in 2020.
Several Executives Have Received A Raise
Several global banks, including JPMorgan, recovered brilliantly from the pandemic setbacks last year. The reports suggest that the bank also drew huge profits through securities underwriting and takeover advisory businesses. The Federal Reserve also decreased interest rates to aid US’s economic scenario. In addition to the CEO, the banks also provided lucrative incentives to several executives.
The executives receiving the pay rise include Daniel Pinto; president, Mary Erodes; CEO for Asset & Wealth, Marianne Lake; co-head for Consumer and Community Banking; Jeniffer Peipszak; chief financial officer, Doug Petno, CEO of Commercial Banking; and Jeremy Barnum; the new chief financial officer, they receive a pay hike of $28.5 million, $20.5 million, $16.5 million, $16.5 million, $15 million and $10 million, respectively.
JPMorgan Contributes Significantly To The Economy
JPMorgan is the biggest US bank in terms of assets; it churns out a significant portion of the revenue in the banking sector per year. Substantial capital banks like JPM contribute mainly to the economy and assist government bodies with regulatory and financial policies for the public. Executives’ pay rise is primarily in the stocks, proportionate with their 2021’s compensation.
The banks faced several difficulties during the initial and later stages of the pandemic. However, skilled executives and a sound managing framework propelled the business on track and derived huge profits. The bank awards frequent salary-increase based on the outcome of executives in their respective fields; this encourages the professionals to contribute more towards the bank’s growth. The capitalist banks form the backbone of the country’s economy.