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Executive Compensation and Firm Risk-taking: A study of the Compensation Practices in the UK Financial Industry


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Title: Executive Compensation and Firm Risk-taking: A study of the Compensation Practices in the UK Financial Industry
Authors: Mellberg, Johan
Issue Date: 25-Jul-2012
Degree: Master 2-years
Series/Report no.: Master Degree Project
2012:100
Abstract: The structure of executive compensation is seen as one of the underlying causes of the financial crisis of 2008. A common opinion is that firms have relied too heavily on equity-based compensation and that this have promoted excessive risk-taking. This paper investigates the relationship between executive compensation and firm risk-taking in the UK financial industry between 2004 and 2010. The aim is to extend the literature by highlighting one of the largest economies in Europe and to study whe... more
Description: MSc in Finance
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29999
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