Hoping this is the right place to link this article: NYT have worked with Equilar, a board and executive data provider, to estimate earnings at 6 of the largest publicly traded private equity firms. The figures for the CEOs are obviously astronomical ($800m for Blackstone CEO, Steve Schwarzman), but these are numbers we've heard before. What was surprising, to me anyway, was that a non-exec could bank 9 figures (!) in a single year at a publicly traded company. I think it's common knowledge that European comps are discounted in comparison, but I'd be interested to hear any input on senior-level comp at the European branches of mega funds.