We offer unrivaled expertise in strategic compensation solutions along with a high-touch, client-first, approach to doing business.

Compensation Consulting for the Financial Sector

We are a specialized, independent compensation consulting firm that focuses on providing strategic advice and design (almost exclusively) for financial services firms. Johnson Associates helps senior management and corporate boards with their most complex and sensitive business challenges related to compensation. Privately owned and founded over 25 years ago, we have been a trusted partner across market cycles to a stellar client roster. We have long-standing relationships with firms which include the largest multi-national financial companies, traditional and alternative asset management firms, private equity, boutiques, FinTech and start-ups.


Independent Thinking. Actionable Advice.

Our Firm has a reputation for providing independent thinking, actionable advice and valuable insights, with a strong focus on candor and sound judgment. We are truth-tellers, providing important insights with direct and objective feedback. Along with the full range of compensation services, we specialize in complex situations and difficult decisions, including at the management and board level. We work to align compensation strategy with our clients’ most important goals.



Custom and Nuanced Compensation Solutions

We know that the compensation programs of companies in the financial sector are inherently different and more complex than most industries. We apply our astute knowledge of data analytics, market trends, corporate governance best practices and organizational culture to create custom-designed compensation programs that drive business goals, retain valued executives, motivate employees and attract new talent.  But what truly sets us apart is our candor, proprietary processes and 25+ years of experience understanding the nuances that can make all the difference between failure and success.

♦  Board of Director Compensation

♦  Compensation Committee Advice

♦  Executive Compensation Design & Feedback

♦  Regulatory Trends & Issues

♦  Say on Pay / Shareholder Advisory

♦  Emerging Market Trends & Analysis

♦  IPO / Unit Sale / Acquisition Issues

♦  Stock Option Valuation

♦  Detailed Program Assessments

♦  Annual Incentive Design

♦  Incentive Funding Rates

♦  Partnership Plans

♦  Custom Analytics

♦  Compensation Mix (Base Salary / Incentive / Long-term)

♦  Market Benchmarking

♦  Peer Group Analysis

♦  Performance Metrics

♦  Employment Contracts

♦  Sales Incentive Design & Review

♦  Compensation Philosophy

♦  Long-term Incentive Design

♦  Equity Positions

♦  Performance-based Plans

♦  Deferral Programs

♦  Carried Interest Plans

♦  Succession Planning

♦  Year-End Review

Johnson Associates In The Press

Amazon May Divide Second Headquarters Between Two Cities

Wages Flatline Even With Record-Low Unemployment

Human Resource Executive

When Volatility Impacts Stock Wealth


Reports & Presentations

2nd Quarter 2018

Compensation Trends and Projections

1st Quarter 2018

Compensation Trends and Projections

Financial Markets Total Rewards Group 2018

End of Compensation Headwinds and Annual Recap


We believe human capital is a valuable asset that provides competitive advantage. We look for candidates at all levels who value client service and focus on quality timely delivery as their top priority.

College candidates should have the following qualifications:

♦  Strong academic backgrounds

♦  Outstanding analytical skills

♦  Strong team orientation

♦  Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines

♦  Experience adapting to dynamic situations


We would love to hear from you

We work with clients globally.

Johnson Associates, Inc.
19 West 44th Street, Suite 511
New York, NY 10036
United States

E-mail: info@jaiconsulting.com