Banker Remuneration and Accountability


With much commentary about who should bear responsibility in the current CBA anti-money laundering compliance issue, and the pending introduction of the Bank Executive Accountability Regime, it is worth considering what we know about banker remuneration.

The answer: not much despite very large remuneration disclosures in Annual Reports.

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This FPB was prepared by Professor Kevin Davis, Research Director at the Australian Centre for Financial Studies.

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