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Why company boards reward mediocrity with bonuses for executives

Why company boards reward mediocrity with bonuses for executives

Andrew Robertson wrote an article for ABC News which discusses remuneration for executives at large companies. CBA, which is Australia’s biggest company, pays its CEO a base salary of $1.3 million, Andrew touches on Roger’s view. Read here.


Roger is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Montgomery Investment Management. Roger brings more than two decades of investment and financial market experience, knowledge and relationships to bear in his role as Chief Investment Officer. Prior to establishing Montgomery, Roger held positions at Ord Minnett Jardine Fleming, BT (Australia) Limited and Merrill Lynch.

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  1. A quote from the article “Roger Montgomery, from Montgomery Investment Management, worry that the best people will stop taking the top jobs”. I love your work Monti but that statement is a boring dogma, a tired old bluff that more people need to call. Let’s call it and see what happens. It could hardly make things in corporate Australia any worse.
    “”If that happens, shareholders will be worse off,” Mr Montgomery told the ABC.” Shareholders have done great from banks operations for a long time, but they have decimated the Australian economy like a cancer.

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