Hard drinking nights over as insurance brokers hit $160 limit

Hard drinking nights over as insurance brokers hit $160 limit

Restrictive entertainment budgets and a regulatory crackdown are forcing London’s insurance brokers to rethink how they entertain clients – even the pubs and wine bars of London’s insurance…

Is Barclays’ I-Banking Strategy Crazy?

Is Barclays’ I-Banking Strategy Crazy?

Nearly every investment bank on the planet is cutting costs and slashing headcount. As too is Barclays, a firm embroiled in more scandals than Lindsay Lohan. Conventional wisdom…

Here’s who’s hiring now in M&A and equities

Here’s who’s hiring now in M&A and equities

The start of February has coincided with some good news if you're looking for jobs in M&A or equities sales: two firms have indicated that they intend to…

Credit Suisse bonuses capped at a lower level than rivals’

Credit Suisse bonuses capped at a lower level than rivals’

Credit Suisse's bonuses were announced internally last week, but information is only just starting to emerge about the Swiss bank's bonus structure. Headhunters and Credit Suisse insiders say…

Investment banks’ bonus announcement and payment calendar for 2013

Investment banks’ bonus announcement and payment calendar for 2013

Bonuses may be becoming smaller, more convoluted, deferred and subject to clawback, but the majority of large investment banks are sticking to their traditional payment schedule. We’re in…

Where in the world is the best place for women to work?

Where in the world is the best place for women to work?

It pays to work in Luxembourg if you’re a woman. For starters, the tiny, wealthy Grand Duchy is the only place on earth where median salaries for women…

The Easiest Finance Jobs to Walk into Worldwide

The Easiest Finance Jobs to Walk into Worldwide

If you're looking for a job in finance and can't find one, take heart: Hiring is still happening. Yes, the number of candidates exceeds the number of roles,…

Six things to watch when UBS reports fourth quarter results next week

Six things to watch when UBS reports fourth quarter results next week

Next Tuesday, UBS will report its fourth quarter results for 2012. We already know that they won't be good: when the bank's $1.5bn in Libor fines were revealed…

Who are the top traders at RBS, deemed unimpressive and replaceable by Nigel Lawson?

Who are the top traders at RBS, deemed unimpressive and replaceable by Nigel Lawson?

As bonus time approaches at the Royal Bank of Scotland, politicians in the UK are becoming increasingly vocal with regards to the bank's alleged £250m ($397m) bonus pool. The…

Deutsche Bank, Nomura Winning With Leaner Staffs

Deutsche Bank, Nomura Winning With Leaner Staffs

Cut jobs and slash pay – that’s the new mantra of big banks. And it’s working. The benefits associated with cost-cutting were on full display on Thursday with…

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