Did accounting rules do for Lehman?

Did accounting rules do for Lehman?

Dick Fuld may be widely seen as an ogre guilty of hubris and ineptitude, but some people are coming out on his side. The argument in favour of…

Is BarCap bonkers to boost its US headcount?

Is BarCap bonkers to boost its US headcount?

Think that American investment banking is just one big bloodbath of job cuts, hiring freezes and plummeting bonuses? Barclays begs to disagree. Barclays Capital, the British firm's i-banking…

Would you take a passage to India?

Would you take a passage to India?

Credit Suisse has unveiled plans to double staff numbers in India and isn't the only bank upping staff numbers in the region - Swiss rival UBS is also…

Where’s the Carnage?

Where’s the Carnage?

Are investment banks really wielding the knife in as measured a manner as official data indicates? We've often discussed the disconnect between numbers stated in Wall Street layoff…

Break up Citigroup?

Break up Citigroup?

It may have achieved better than expected second quarter results (CNN), but they haven't done much to dispel the crowd of caterwaulers baying for Citigroup to be broken…

How low would you go to get a job?

How low would you go to get a job?

As the global jobs bloodbath continues to claim more victims, how far would you go to get back into a bank? You could try taking tips from Joshua…

Will you be fired if you go on holiday?

Will you be fired if you go on holiday?

Paranoia is rife in the wake of mass redundancies at investment banks and now it seems a lot of bankers think a trip to the Canary Islands could…

Would You Botox Your Resume?

Would You Botox Your Resume?

Too much experience can be a career-killer, especially in today's hyper-competitive job market. So is it legitimate to delete your first job or three, in hopes of erasing…

Can afternoon naps help your career?

Can afternoon naps help your career?

You snooze, you win - so says David Einhorn, the maverick head of US hedge fund Greenlight Capital. Einhorn is emerging as the world's most notorious hedgie, after…

Are sovereign wealth funds stupid?

Are sovereign wealth funds stupid?

They've lost tens of billions of pounds pouring money into the likes of UBS, Citigroup and Merrill Lynch, and they're still back for more. Barclays is said to…

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