Independents challenge Goldman in M&A, but banks' balance sheets still matter as much as advice.
Patrick Pichette received stock and option awards valued at $21.7 million last year after joining the company in 2008.
Survey shows heightened optimism, but still not enough to hire
Total pay for board members is increasingly in cash and companies are shifting from stock options to full share grants.
New CFOs for Lazard, AllianceBernstein, Nortel, Trinity Industries, Goodrich Petroleum, Metropolitan Transit Authority and FTI Consulting.