Monday morning brought news that JPMorgan's (JPM) corporate directors are "wrestling" with how to ding top executives' compensation for a humiliating $5.5 billion trading loss "without drastically reducing the executives' take-home pay," according to the Wall Street Journal.

How to slash executive pay without paying executives less poses an obvious conundrum. But if anyone can figure it out, it will be JPMorgan's three-man Compensation & Management Development Committee. The trio, it turns out, has a great deal of firsthand experience when it comes to big pay packages.

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