Deconstructing Goldman’s Q2 conference call: what was said, what it means, what comes next

Deconstructing Goldman’s Q2 conference call: what was said, what it means, what comes next

It’s banks’ results season. Yesterday was Goldman’s results day. Today is Bank of America’s results day. Yesterday we focused on the fact that Goldman did rather well in…

Is Dubai really an oasis for bankers?

Is Dubai really an oasis for bankers?

Forget the gloom on Wall Street and look to Dubai, where the sun always shines, pay for investment bankers is comparable with New York, income tax is non-existent…

You used to have seven minutes to make an impression with your CV, now it’s more like seconds – eight tips to make it count

You used to have seven minutes to make an impression with your CV, now it’s more like seconds – eight tips to make it count

Financial services recruiters in the Middle East are being harsher than ever with the CVs they receive. With fewer vacancies, an excess of candidates and more demanding requirements…

Syndicated lending and debt capital markets – the supposed bright spots of Middle Eastern investment banking – are fading

Syndicated lending and debt capital markets – the supposed bright spots of Middle Eastern investment banking – are fading

We’ve mentioned previously that debt capital markets (DCM) have been a rare positive in the Middle Eastern investment banking world, while syndicated lending has been a quiet, but…

Further evidence that transaction banking is a good place to work in the Middle East

Further evidence that transaction banking is a good place to work in the Middle East

Transaction banking, or global transaction services/banking as many international firms call it, has never been an overly-glamorous or well-paid place to work, but it certainly seems to be…

Barclays would like to reassure its investment bankers that all their services are still very much needed and everything will continue much as before. This is why

Barclays would like to reassure its investment bankers that all their services are still very much needed and everything will continue much as before. This is why

Since Bob Diamond went, people have been speculating that Barclays' strategy for its investment bank would need to change. We have been speculating that Barclays' strategy for its…

Nomura’s fixed income professionals have good reason to fear displacement by new improved hires. Recruitment IS happening elsewhere

Nomura’s fixed income professionals have good reason to fear displacement by new improved hires. Recruitment IS happening elsewhere

When Steve Ashley was made global head of fixed income at Nomura in January, we suggested it may not be a good thing. Three months later, Nomura got…

DCM bankers in the Middle East would be wise to skill up in Islamic finance….and apply to HSBC

DCM bankers in the Middle East would be wise to skill up in Islamic finance….and apply to HSBC

In contrast to other parts of investment banking, debt capital markets (DCM) in the Middle East are booming. Issuance is surging year-on-year and many are talking up a…

Hey. It’s ok. You could get a job in trade finance. Or not.

Hey. It’s ok. You could get a job in trade finance. Or not.

With the LIBOR scandal running rampant through the banking industry, daubing everyone from Bob and Barclays to Deutsche to RBS and HSBC and others with the faint taint of corruption, now may…

This regional bank could recruit up to 300 people this year

This regional bank could recruit up to 300 people this year

It’s rare that there’s a bullish sentiment around recruitment in the current climate, but if it was going to come from anywhere, it would be a regional bank.…

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