Is compensation for executive managers and top operational leaders of fund companies improving? Not necessarily, but at least they're happier with what they're getting.

Among 177 executives surveyed by Money Management Executive in its third annual compensation survey, 82% reported that they find at least some level of satisfaction with their compensation. This is a significant boost from last year, where only 56% of those surveyed reported satisfaction with their earnings capacity last year, and also an improvement from 77% in 2011.

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