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Trends 2019: The Future of Work and the Shape of Future Skills

27/06/2019 - The paradigm shift we identified last year, largely driven by what we called ‘the 3As’ of AI, Automation and Analytics, continues to reshape the nature of work.

MBOs - looking inward to build onward

21/05/2019 - A management buyout can be a win-win situation for owners and management teams.

The plight of anyone who becomes too comfortable with their banking pay

02/11/2018 - If you work in banking, my warning to you is this: don't get too comfortable with your pay. It will be your undoing if you do.

The hiring process at banks could soon become a nightmare

14/08/2018 - Getting a job at a bulge-bracket bank is already a battle of wills. You’ll need the proper network, resume and people skills to earn an offer,

How fintech jobs became boring

02/07/2018 - It was always inevitable that success in the fintech sector would be driven more by the “fin” side of things and less by the “tech.”

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.

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,

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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?

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