Chief executive officers of large banks are notching markedly bigger pay increases than their counterparts at brokerage houses, insurance firms, and other rival companies, a new study shows.

The study, by KPMG Peat Marwick, found that CEOs at banks of more than $30 billion in assets saw their total cash compensation leap nearly 19% last year, versus a 12.4% jump for insurance chiefs and 10.2% for the heads of brokerages and diversified financial concerns.

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