Jan 21, 2019 12:37 PM

China's Bankers Face Smaller Bonuses After 2018's Market Turmoil

(Bloomberg) — China’s bankers and traders are facing smaller bonuses and fewer job opportunities, as the nation’s securities industry stutters after years of rapid growth.

The sector, adjusting to a slowing economy, tightening credit and plunging stocks, last year saw its first annual headcount cut since 2014, the earliest official data available. A drop in stock sales meant the majority of securities firms didn’t win a single mandate last year, and a third of them won’t pay bonuses for 2018, according to Eric Zhu, a Shanghai-based manager at global recruiter Morgan McKinley.

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