Paul Kavanagh from the investment firm Killik and co. said that new plans to cap bankers' bonuses will "create a very uncompetitive environment for many banks."
Speaking to Daybreak he added: "Not all pay is irresponsible pay."
As part of a financial reform package, ministers will consider a provisional proposal pushed last week by MEPs and backed by the European Commission.
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One story dominates Thursday's front pages with some newspapers printing emotive pleas to voters to keep the United Kingdom as one.
After a mild start temperatures should pick up, with the south of England seeing highs of 26C.
In Edinburgh tonight you can hear it and feel it. The buzz, the banter of the day and the thrilling sense something big is coming tomorrow.