Here’s how the new EU bonus rules are FAR better and slightly worse than expected

Here’s how the new EU bonus rules are FAR better and slightly worse than expected

At last. The new EU bonus rules are out. Now it only remains for staff at the FSA to work all weekend formulating them into something UK specific.…

Actually, European banking jobs may be stuffed

Actually, European banking jobs may be stuffed

Yesterday we pointed out that the European sovereign debt crisis hasn't annihilated European investment banking revenues in the fourth quarter. Short term this is true. Long term, it…

Why EU bonus shake-up could benefit Nordic banks (eventually)

Why EU bonus shake-up could benefit Nordic banks (eventually)

It may not be immediately obvious, but Nordic banks could in time benefit from the tough new bonus edicts being handed down by the Committee of European Banking…

GUEST COMMENT: The most obnoxious front office bankers originate in the middle and back office

GUEST COMMENT: The most obnoxious front office bankers originate in the middle and back office

It takes a lot to try my patience. One has to be a slow burner to survive in the junior echelons of a bank. I have a number…

Equity derivatives interview questions from Goldman Sachs

Equity derivatives interview questions from Goldman Sachs

Equity derivatives are going to be totally steaming, at least compared to all other areas in 2011 according to analysts at JPMorgan. You may therefore be interested to…

THE INSIDER: Forget changing jobs, you’re better off staying with the same employer

THE INSIDER: Forget changing jobs, you’re better off staying with the same employer

If you want to get ahead in investment banking, are you better off slogging away with a single employer or transferring to a competitor every few years? The…

GUEST COMMENT: Yes – Generation Y can seem annoying, but it need not be terminal

GUEST COMMENT: Yes – Generation Y can seem annoying, but it need not be terminal

"Generation Y", the so-called 'Net Generation', born between the early 1980s and late 1990s are now joining the financial world's workforce and mixing with more experienced bankers who…

Hiring predictions for 2011 – bank by bank

Hiring predictions for 2011 – bank by bank

What with the re-emergence of the European sovereign debt spectre, the future is looking uncertain. The probability is that 2011 will start with less hiring than 2010 and…

In fact, the harsh new EU bonus rules may apply to hardly anyone

In fact, the harsh new EU bonus rules may apply to hardly anyone

After all the attention devoted to the bonus edicts emanating from the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS), it's starting to look like the new roles will only…

GUEST COMMENT: Graduate-baiting and how to handle it

GUEST COMMENT: Graduate-baiting and how to handle it

The following story happened exactly as stated to a good friend of mine in 1993 when the economy was still faltering: 'John' was absolutely chuffed to secure a…

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