And you thought hedge funds paid too much. Consider the people who run FIFA, the much-maligned, much-investigated governing body of world soccer. FIFA, now subject to a sprawling U.S. corruption probe, pays its professional staff 34 per cent more than hedge funds and 25 per cent more than banks award their traders, according to salary benchmarking site Emolument.com. FIFA also paid its employees 37 per cent more than the Union of European Football Associations, or UEFA, Emolument said.
This article was published in The Globe and Mail, 11th June