Shaky times at ANZ

Shaky times at ANZ

The official line out of ANZ at the moment is that it's conducting an internal review of its securities trading processes and practices, following its involvement in the…

Bond market bouncing but demand down for fixed-income traders

Bond market bouncing but demand down for fixed-income traders

Domestic and international bond markets returned to favour in the first quarter of 2008. A report from Morningstar indicates the domestic bond index jumped 2.21%, while hedged international…

Debt’s scarce, but infrastructure’s powering

Debt’s scarce, but infrastructure’s powering

Forget the credit crunch - infrastructure recruitment is continuing as if it never happened. "Everyone's hiring in that space at the moment," says Melissa Tal at recruiter Michael…

Best jobs still in Sydney?

Best jobs still in Sydney?

Melbourne might be Australia's top city for sports and the arts, but arch rival Sydney has a clear lead when it comes to providing jobs for bankers. If…

Fund managers need an international outlook

Fund managers need an international outlook

First quarter 2008 was a nightmare for world share markets, as investor confidence was squeezed by sizeable bad debt writedowns by banks across the globe and mounting evidence…

Having a ball with counterparty credit risk

Having a ball with counterparty credit risk

In risky times, it's hardly surprising that financial institutions are going to town on risk specialists - particularly counterparty risk analysts who can help them ascertain whether the…

Sitting tight at UBS

Sitting tight at UBS

You'd think UBS would be finding it hard to hang on to people: a first-quarter loss of US$12bn, writedowns of US$19bn and job cuts in Europe - including…

Want to leave? Pay back that bonus

Want to leave? Pay back that bonus

Investment banks are coming up with innovative ways to keep some staff on their payrolls, even while they let go of others in the wake of the credit…

Fighting terrorists on the financial front

Fighting terrorists on the financial front

Under Australia's Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorism Financing legislation, introduced in 2006, all companies have identification and reporting obligations regarding the transfer of any moni

Digging deep for mining knowledge

Digging deep for mining knowledge

When it comes to prospecting for investment bankers, it seems there's plenty of activity under way in the Australian mining sector, and much of it remains focused in…

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