The Money Grab

Alvin charts the changes which led to a new generation of multi-millionaires.

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Alvin Hall explores the rise in corporate pay and bonus culture.

Starting in the 1980s, with Wall Street's mantra of 'greed is good', Alvin charts the changes in the finance world which led to a new generation of multi-millionaires. He reveals how big businesses calculate super salaries, and asks how much is enough; can a company suffer from paying its top talent too much?

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Alvin Hall meets the politicians and shareholders looking to rein in executive salaries.

Alvin Hall explores the rise in corporate pay and bonus culture.

He meets the politicians and shareholders looking to rein in sky-high executive salaries and asks if their cause is a realistic one. Will the era of big bonuses soon be over, or can the finance world's top talent always name their price?