The whole idea of Investment Bankers providing some type of Darwinian Survival of the Fittest to firms speaks to serving the profit interests of the owners or worse the scavenging Investment Bankers themselves.
This is not always the same as forcing a firm to provide a profit margin reasonably sufficient to incentivize the firm’s continued operation (not continued accumulation of surplus wealth) by its owners while it delivers maximum benefit to the countries economy. You do that by paying the as many of the lowest compensated employees as much as possible…and then some. After which, any residual should be retained within the firm instead of being paid out. Especially if you are going to pay the residual out to the highest paid employees or others for whom the payment could be considered excess wealth.
For 30 some odd years now there has been a complete failure of even making a reasonable attempt at compensating the lowest compensated employees so much as a fair wage. In the meantime, more and more compensation has been going to those who spend an ever lower percentage of their total income back into the economy. As a result the economy stinks, and waiting around until the cumulative wealth and pay of the 99% catch up to a level that reflects reasonably on the amount amassed by the 1% - without their relinquishing any of it - is asinine. It is just not going to happen in our lifetime and the suffering will continue to manifest in social unrest.