Strategies for the avoidance of hiring freezes

Strategies for the avoidance of hiring freezes

As ever at this time of year, hiring is kind of frozen. If anything, it may be worse this year because a) banks got a little carried away…

Post-crisis pay reform a bonus for Nordic consultancy firms

Post-crisis pay reform a bonus for Nordic consultancy firms

The ongoing overhaul by Nordic banks of their reward and compensation structures post-financial crisis has been proving lucrative for Nordic and international financial services consultancy firms able to&h

Stockholm is the best Nordic financial centre

Stockholm is the best Nordic financial centre

Stockholm is the most competitive financial centre (and therefore the most diverse and attractive place to work) in the Nordic region, according to new research. The latest Global…

The post-crisis world: how shrunken revenues have been reallocated

The post-crisis world: how shrunken revenues have been reallocated

For anyone wondering what's different since the lost Eden of early 2007 and the demise of Lehman, analysts at Nomura have produced some figures tracking 'clean' revenue changes…

The long and worrisome list of allegations about what it’s really like to be a woman at Goldman Sachs

The long and worrisome list of allegations about what it’s really like to be a woman at Goldman Sachs

Three women in the US are suing Goldman Sachs for discrimination. Business Insider has published a copy of the full claim and it does not make the life…

Prerequisites for a big break into Asia

Prerequisites for a big break into Asia

Like it or not, London isn't where the big job opportunities are now. Asia is. Last week alone, Mizuho reiterated its intention of hiring 170 people in Asia,…

HQ and Carnegie merger could lead to jobs merry-go-round

HQ and Carnegie merger could lead to jobs merry-go-round

Stockholm-based Carnegie Investment Bank has pledged that the jobs of all 300 employees of HQ Bank are safe following its swoop this week on the ailing Swedish financial…

GUEST COMMENT: Tried and tested methods for the avoidance of redundancy in an investment bank

GUEST COMMENT: Tried and tested methods for the avoidance of redundancy in an investment bank

Credit Suisse and Barclays have already set the ball rolling with a few layoffs, and further trauma seems likely unless something changes drastically in the next few weeks.…

Trading is starting to look like a bad career move

Trading is starting to look like a bad career move

In a fit of political correctness, banks are eschewing prop traders. First it was JPMorgan. Now it's Goldman Sachs. There are not places for all these prop traders…

GUEST COMMENT: Face it kid, you’re not good enough to get into trading

GUEST COMMENT: Face it kid, you’re not good enough to get into trading

So kiddo, you fancy your chances as a trader? Maybe you're a fresh faced grad with an analytical mind, straight out of your PhD in Astrophysics? Perhaps you're…

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