Wake-up call for ECM bankers

Wake-up call for ECM bankers

The landmark US$3.8bn DP World flotation could see the IPO floodgates open in Dubai, and that could generate increased demand for ECM professionals in the region. Earlier in…

Investing for the state

Investing for the state

Middle East state investment funds are flexing their financial muscles globally. What are the chances of getting a job for one? In recent weeks, the Abu Dhabi government…

Double-digit pay rises for Gulf bankers

Double-digit pay rises for Gulf bankers

The rising cost of living and strong demand for specialist skills are forcing banking pay up by as much as 40% a year. "Demand for investment bankers, structured…

Why do Dubai bankers fear the chop?

Why do Dubai bankers fear the chop?

Business in Dubai is booming, so why do bankers in the emirate feel so jittery? Despite the turmoil in the credit markets, business has continued pretty much as…

Are expats worth it?

Are expats worth it?

Expat workers in Dubai are becoming prohibitively expensive, according to Mercer Human Resource Consulting. No wonder companies want to employ locals instead. Mercer's report shows that average salaries&he

Dollar downer on Middle East jobs?

Dollar downer on Middle East jobs?

As the dollar falls, so does the allure of taking a job in the Middle East. Last week, the US dollar dropped to an all time low against…

Fighting for fund managers

Fighting for fund managers

The Middle East's global asset management aspirations are fuelling fund manager recruitment. With the likes of ING Investment Management rushing to open offices in Dubai's International Financial Centre,&h

Reeling in equity researchers

Reeling in equity researchers

Equity researchers are in for some good times as their demand soars in the UAE and Middle East. Morgan Stanley has created a Dubai-based equity research team to…

Finding fund lawyers in the Middle East

Finding fund lawyers in the Middle East

HSBC is boosting its UAE legal team - and it's not the only one. "Competition is tough in the UAE and we're all competing for good lawyers. We…

Equity capital markets jobs on the horizon?

Equity capital markets jobs on the horizon?

Forget the credit crisis, a rush of listings on Gulf stock exchanges bodes well for equity capital markets jobs in the region. Figures collated by business information portal…

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