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Job Market Pulse: Hedge funds start hiring push; JPM adding junior bankers off-season

This week’s hiring roundup is dominated by hedge funds, which are actively looking to add headcount from both the buy and sell-side as investor fervor heats up. Banks are doing plenty of hiring too, though it’s more of a poaching war than true growth.

JPM hiring more junior bankers

J.P. Morgan and other banks are doing some off-cycle hiring to lessen the workload of junior staffers as deal activity increases. JPMorgan is increasing its graduate intake by 10% globally and is currently hiring graduates across M&A, equity capital markets and debt capital markets.

Hedge fund hiring sell-side bankers

London-based Intermediate Capital Group is building up an alternative credit group with a host of new sell-side hires, according to Financial News. Sridhar Bearelly, former global head of collateralised debt obligation syndication at Lehman Brothers, will lead the group.

Winton to hire 100 globally

European hedge fund Winton Capital is opening offices in New York, Tokyo and Sydney. The firm is looking to hire roughly 100 salespeople, researchers and data analysts as it staffs up the offices and launches new funds.

Deutsche Bank desperate for compliance pros

Deutsche Bank is looking to hire as many as 100 compliance staffers, including a backfill for its compliance chief, Andrew Procter, who just announced that he is leaving the bank to join a law firm.

Cantor set to expand, again

After completing two big acquisitions, U.S. investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald is set to add asset and wealth managers.

Lloyd’s growing DCM business

Lloyd’s Wholesale Bank is quietly building out its debt capital market team. Headcount may not be expanding, but they’re rapidly filling holes.

M&A hiring heating up

The ever-predicted surge in M&A activity may actually be upon us. Firms are hiring bankers and M&A lawyers as their pipelines continue to fill, according to Bloomberg.

Coller, other funds eyeing fundraising specialists

Coller Capital is building its fundraising team as it looks to entice new investors, according to Financial News. One headhunter told us there were “10 times” as many job opportunities in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period a year ago.

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