IFSC.ie Careers Features

The dead-end banking job you can't afford to leave

24/05/2018 - Junior investment bankers who leave the industry often talk about feeling the need to get out before they become “stuck.”

The Top Ten Pitch Mistakes!

01/05/2018 - Catherine Moonan, Pitch Coach for the popular RTÉ ‘Dragons’ Den’ TV series, has coached more than 500 contestants towards securing a collective total of €5m in investment funds.

Why investment jobs aren’t necessarily the best option in private equity

03/04/2018 - Private equity firms are doing more hiring for non-investment roles than ever before, opening up opportunities for a wider range of candidates, both within the organizations themselves and at their portfolio companies.

The Hidden Meaning of Banking Bonuses

01/03/2018 - Whether you’ve already received your bonus or are about to, you’ll be having some big thoughts about the implications. For example, what does it mean to be paid flat? What does it mean to be paid 20% up?

How to make a move from banking to fintech work

20/02/2018 - Of the bankers who have left the traditional financial services industry to join an established financial technology firm or a fintech startup, many have trouble making the adjustment,

Bankers say they (probably) won’t invest their bonuses in bitcoin

01/02/2018 - If you work for Nordea, allocating a portion of your 2017 bonus to bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies is already out the question –

Morning Coffee: CEO’s message to bankers who want to stay employed. Optimism arrives too late for bonuses, again

25/01/2018 - If you’re thinking about your long term employability in banking, you might’ve been thinking about getting into coding, or data analytics, or blockchain.

J.P. Morgan’s quick guide to the top banking jobs of 2018

16/01/2018 - J.P. Morgan’s London-based banking analysts. led by top-ranked analyst Kian Abouhossein just issued their predictions for banks’ revenues in 2018.

100 top banking interview questions and how to answer them

04/01/2018 - So you want a new banking job? Good luck. Banks are notoriously fussy. Their application process is also notoriously convoluted: you can expect digital interviews, individual interviews and ‘Superdays’/Assessment centres.

How asset managers are competing for the hottest skill-set on the buy-side

01/12/2017 - The underperformance of asset managers’ actively managed strategies taken with the rise of new technologies has shaped asset management recruitment this year and will continue to do so,

The New York “salary rule” will cause chaos for hedge funds

03/11/2017 - It’s day one of the new “salary history rule” on Wall Street. As of today, employers in New York City, can’t ask potential recruits how much they were paid in previous roles.

How you are sabotaging your banking career

02/11/2017 - It makes no sense. You’re technically excellent, continue to bring in the numbers and yet your career is at a standstill. Management roles, or even a necessary bump up to get a bigger salary, continue to be elusive.

Morning Coffee: The most important finance jobs you never even knew existed. Top technologist’s date night

04/10/2017 - If you’re contemplating where in the world to situate your finance job, you might have your eye on North America – which is predicted to benefit from Brexit irrespective of the fitfulness of Trump,

Inside the most interesting job in finance

05/09/2017 - It’s not M&A. It’s not private equity. Nor is it hedge funds, nor systematic trading divisions in banks

Publication of anti-corruption legislation appears imminent

05/09/2017 - Five years after the Government initially published details of proposed new legislation to modernise Ireland's anti-corruption and bribery laws, the publication of a Bill now appears imminent.

MiFID II: Publication of the Irish Regulations

22/08/2017 - Regulations implementing the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) in Ireland have been published,

Goldman Sachs shunted a front office equities job to Warsaw

15/08/2017 - Is it happening? Are jobs that would once have been located in London actually being moved to Europe because Brexit is going on? In the case of Goldman Sachs, maybe yes.

You’ve passed the CFA level III. Now what?

15/08/2017 - There are now 16,700 new CFA Charterholders around the world. 54% of this year’s cohort level III candidates passed, according to results released today, and the numbers keep growing.

Why bankers want to quit to join Google, Facebook and Apple

01/08/2017 - Banks may be opening up innovation labs, pouring millions into IT projects and even relaxing their dress codes to attract more developers, but technology companies are still becoming increasingly attractive destinations for financial services professionals.

Looking for a job? 10 bankers who could hire you in the second half

21/07/2017 - Brexit or not, low volatility or not, Trumpian uncertainty or not, 2017 has been a time of hiring. The first half of this year has witnessed a ripple of front office recruitment everywhere from Barclays to Credit Suisse and HSBC.

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