Bank by bank bonus reforms, revised and updated

Bank by bank bonus reforms, revised and updated

Several things have changed since we last looked at different banks' different compensation structures a few weeks ago. Here, therefore, is a new list of banks according to…

An Icelandic firm is actually hiring

An Icelandic firm is actually hiring

Icelandic financial services firm Audur Capital is embarking on a hiring spree as it gears up for the launch of its new private equity venture, called the Bjork…

Nordea still intent on bolstering fund management team

Nordea still intent on bolstering fund management team

Nordic financial services group Nordea is still recruiting for its institutional and retail asset management businesses, despite having to make job cuts in 2008. Allan Polack, head of…

AP funds largely holding fire despite poor performance

AP funds largely holding fire despite poor performance

Sweden's AP buffer funds have suffered one of the worst years on record, but in spite of this further redundancies look unlikely. Not a single AP fund reported…

Are traders amoral gamblers or cerebral speculators?

Are traders amoral gamblers or cerebral speculators?

If there's a French trader in your vicinity, he or she is probably looking a little down in la bouche. In a TV appearance last week, President Sarkozy…

Taking the Alpha Out of Finance

Taking the Alpha Out of Finance

Would the world be better off if most financiers weren't such alpha types? Do we really need our bankers to be among the smartest, best-educated people around? Or,…

Is Government Work a Career-Booster?

Is Government Work a Career-Booster?

They used to be well down the totem pole. But today they rule the roost as never before. Might your career benefit from rubbing shoulders with them for…

Should bank bosses work for $1 too?

Should bank bosses work for $1 too?

The bosses of Ford and General Motors have offered to work for salaries of $1 a year if Congress approves the $27bn aid package they're asking for. It's…

What’s in Your Malus Envelope?

What’s in Your Malus Envelope?

Would you be a banker if most of your pay was at risk for three to five years rather than a maximum of one year? UBS just decided…

Should blogging be a sackable offence?

Should blogging be a sackable offence?

US banks aren't exactly known for a glasnost-style approach to employees who talk openly to the press. But when it comes to blogging they err even more on…

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