I was an MD at RBS, but I’ve quit investment banking for good to climb Everest

I was an MD at RBS, but I’ve quit investment banking for good to climb Everest

Rory McHugh spent nearly 20 years in investment banking, but has now decided that he's happier at the top of a mountain. 

Why this former bank trader and hedge fund manager feels he’s best off in long-only asset management

Why this former bank trader and hedge fund manager feels he’s best off in long-only asset management

Hedge funds, banks, or long only asset managers? The latter, says one man who's tried the lot. 

The best and worst ways to sign off a work email

The best and worst ways to sign off a work email

What’s the strongest way to end a work email? And which sign-offs annoy colleagues and clients?

From Azerbaijan to LBS to McKinsey: how my Masters in Finance “fast tracked” my career

From Azerbaijan to LBS to McKinsey: how my Masters in Finance “fast tracked” my career

This time last year, Laman Valizada landed a job at one of the world’s top consultancies. This Masters in Finance got her there.

The Morgan Stanley and Oliver Wyman guide to holding onto your banking job

The Morgan Stanley and Oliver Wyman guide to holding onto your banking job

The big new banking report from Morgan Stanley and Oliver Wyman is out. These are its implications for your finance career.  

“Believe me, investment banking is so much better than a start-up for 20-somethings”

“Believe me, investment banking is so much better than a start-up for 20-somethings”

If you're young and academically bright, it's much better to be in investment banking than a start-up. Here's why. 

“If you want to make it to managing director on the trading floor, this is the secret”

“If you want to make it to managing director on the trading floor, this is the secret”

There's a secret to job security and promotion on the trading floor of investment banks, and it's not about being the biggest producer. 

How to get through 100-hour weeks as a boutique IB analyst

How to get through 100-hour weeks as a boutique IB analyst

Making it through a two- or three-year stint as an elite boutique IB analyst ain't easy. Here are some tips for getting by without burning out.

Eight questions to ask yourself before going into investment banking

Eight questions to ask yourself before going into investment banking

Are you unsure of whether an investment banking career is right for you? There are certainly pluses and minuses, and it's a momentous decision.

Investment banks’ analysts are not flooding to the buy-side, says T. Rowe Price director of research

Investment banks’ analysts are not flooding to the buy-side, says T. Rowe Price director of research

The director of equity research for North America at T. Rowe Price reveals the skills you need to have to get hired and be an excellent asset manager.

Ex-Goldman derivatives head on why he left shrinking investment banks for an expansionary fintech firm

Ex-Goldman derivatives head on why he left shrinking investment banks for an expansionary fintech firm

John Macpherson, the former head of Goldman Sachs' listed derivatives business, left his new job at Citi after two months to lead a fintech firm. Here's why. 

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