If you’re Irish and you want to make it big in hedge funds, here’s your role model

If you’re Irish and you want to make it big in hedge funds, here’s your role model

Forbes' ranking of the 40 highest paid hedge fund managers globally is out.  Six are situated in Europe: 1. Alan Howard of Brevan Howard ($400m in 2011) 2. David Harding of Winton…

Here are three financial services firms that are probably going to be hiring in Ireland – one of them (BNY Mellon) – substantially

Here are three financial services firms that are probably going to be hiring in Ireland – one of them (BNY Mellon) – substantially

Rumours are rattling around about some potentially massive hiring at Bank of New York Mellon in Ireland. According to the Irish Examiner, BNY Mellon may be looking at operating…

These are the jobs that CFA Charterholders do in Ireland and these are the financial services firms that employ them

These are the jobs that CFA Charterholders do in Ireland and these are the financial services firms that employ them

Are you thinking of studying for the CFA Charter? Are you wondering whether the CFA is relevant to your profession and who might employ you when you've completed…

Five roles where having a QFA will boost your employability

Five roles where having a QFA will boost your employability

The Qualified Financial Adviser (QFA) designation has always been a valuable piece or armoury for financial services professionals in customer-facing roles in Ireland, but recently imposed professional sta

We understand the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is going to be looking for a lot of technologists in Belfast

We understand the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is going to be looking for a lot of technologists in Belfast

Belfast is already well established as a centre for financial technology. Now, another new arrival is seeking to make the most of its expertise. We understand the the…

Financial services firms in Ireland are going to have to start paying a lot more for their technology staff

Financial services firms in Ireland are going to have to start paying a lot more for their technology staff

Technology recruitment in Ireland is going through the roof. Google, Facebook and Paypal are expanding in the Republic.  Twitter has announced that it is also going to open an…

Why are there no financial services employers among Ireland’s best places to work?

Why are there no financial services employers among Ireland’s best places to work?

The financial services industry is a major employer in Ireland. The funds industry alone administers 11,511 funds. 25,000 people work in the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin, so…

Not only are people at Ulster bank losing their jobs, they are being vilified as the worst business at RBS

Not only are people at Ulster bank losing their jobs, they are being vilified as the worst business at RBS

Today was RBS results day. The bank made a big loss and slashed its investment banking bonus pool to a merest £390m.  However, RBS's Global Banking and Markets division…

PayPal is hiring thousands of people in Ireland, so what exactly will it take to get a job there?

PayPal is hiring thousands of people in Ireland, so what exactly will it take to get a job there?

If you want a new job in Ireland, PayPal is probably a good place to start looking. As has been widely reported, the company is engaging in some…

Bank of Ireland is performing better and paying less. The average employee now earns €63k

Bank of Ireland is performing better and paying less. The average employee now earns €63k

It’s Bank of Ireland results day. The good news is that bank's underlying pre-tax loss was down to €1.52bn from €3.5bn for 2011, and that the share price…

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