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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.

PwC, Deloitte, KPMG or EY, which Big Four firm pays the most?

21/07/2017 - Is there much to choose between Big Four accounting firms when it comes to pay? Much like top tier banks, PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG are all competing against one another for talent.

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

21/07/2017 - 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.

Are Rothschild’s new MDs the most fortunate people in finance?

13/07/2017 - Rothschild is not like other banks. While most banks pay and promote people at the start of each year, Rothschild pays and promotes on July 1st (changing to April 1st as of next year).

Deutsche Bank is looking for someone to assess the “dark side” of its MDs

13/07/2017 - Deutsche Bank is slightly happier and more positive place to work. Two months ago, the German bank unrolled a program to encourage its employees to share the positive impact they were having upon clients and society to an internal web page created for that purpose.

The new most accessible jobs in finance. And the least

13/07/2017 - If you’re looking for a new job in finance and you want to be in work by late August, you need to watch what you apply for.

The demanding new finance jobs that pay dismally

03/07/2017 - When Fred Erhsam arrived at Goldman Sachs to trade G10 currencies in 2010, he was struck by the vested interests on his desk. “Algorithms were ruling the world,

The technology company training 20 year-olds banks can’t get enough of

03/07/2017 - Forget spending 300 hours on each CFA qualification, or £50k ($64k) on an MBA.

Meet the senior London City lawyer who says a hard Brexit is no big deal

29/06/2017 - If you know your hard and soft Brexit, you probably also know your hard and soft Brexit-related banking job losses in the City of London.

What does a strategist do in an investment bank?

29/06/2017 - Everyone knows (or thinks they know) what a trader in an investment bank does. Same for the equity researchers who pronounce upon the advisability of particular stock investments, or the fixed income researchers who pronounce upon the integrity of company or government bonds. But what does a strategist do exactly?

“Banks are exploiting a young, talented and largely ignorant workforce”

15/06/2017 - We need to talk about graduate technologists in investment banks. We need to talk about the people who’ve done the internship, who’ve got the offer; who are looking forward to interesting work, big bonuses, promotions and a true meritocracy.

CRO’s Central Register of Beneficial Ownership Delayed Until Late 2017

12/06/2017 - The Companies Registration Office (CRO) has postponed the launch of the central register of beneficial ownership of legal entities incorporated in Ireland (Central Register) until the final quarter of 2017.

Investment banking, PE, Google or fintech: Which would you choose?

01/06/2017 - Not everyone can say, after graduating from Harvard, they became an investment banking analyst,

The top 50 universities for getting a front office investment banking job

25/05/2017 - It’s no secret that investment banks have target schools, and that only the top students within those universities make the cut for front office jobs.

Fintech is about to become a big part of the CFA exams. This is what you should know

24/05/2017 - Get ready Chartered Financial Analyst candidates: fintech has hit the CFA exam, and it will only get bigger.

Technologists in investment banks: needed, not loved

24/05/2017 - Investment banks’ employees simply don’t have enough “digital savoir faire”.

Citigroup demonstrates the challenge of getting AI job in finance

18/05/2017 - So you’re thinking of getting a job in artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services? Good luck with that. Even the big banks employ next to no one in their front office AI teams.

Here’s what you need to know about the CFA exam with less than a month to go

18/05/2017 - Are you prepared for the June CFA exam? It’s less than a month away, so take a deep breath and work out how to best use your time and energy from now until exam day.

The 10 banks technology professionals want to work for

18/05/2017 - Technology professionals in investment banks are the new Masters of the Universe. Sort of. Technology is creeping into every facet of investment banking, from trading to advisory work and equity research.

Meet the “digital investment banks” coming for your IBD job

17/05/2017 - First they came for the equities traders and the FX traders. Then they came for the CDS index traders. Now, it seems, the computers are coming for the jobs of people working in M&A and capital markets.

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