Wall Street bonuses will see a modest impact from recent woes in the market, according to a survey released Monday by Johnson Associates Inc. Compensation will be hit by firm-wide financial losses from loan-related fees and write offs. Those losses will be offset by the seven- to eight-month build up of the bonus pool, the report said. Bankers also can expect to see more options in compensation packages. Private equity professionals and investment bankers can still expect to see 20% gains in yearend compensation. "Increases are expected across the board, varying in magnitude with mixed business results across sectors and products," Johnson said in its report. "The growing divergence in incentive pool increases and compensation levels between major firms and broader comparators continues." Prime brokerage, hedge fund, derivative workers can expect 15% increases. Senior executives can expect 5% to 10% increases. ThatÂ´s what I call "risk-adjusted" returns with low volatility and more then acceptable risk / reward ! Imagine all these subprime investors stuck into the failed Bear Stearns hedge funds reading this news....Ooopppppssss !!