Morning Coffee: Secret to making it in finance before you’re 30; new banking-slang word reported

Morning Coffee: Secret to making it in finance before you’re 30; new banking-slang word reported

When Randall Dillard, chief investment officer and co-founder of hedge fund Liongate, stood up at the London School of Economics earlier this week, he said finance is a long…

Daily Dispatches – JPMorgan exits HK IPO over hiring scandal

Daily Dispatches – JPMorgan exits HK IPO over hiring scandal

Legally beleagured JPMorgan has bowed out of a potentially lucrative role in the $1 billion Hong Kong listing of a Chinese chemicals company due to the investigation into the US…

When a doughnut is bad for more than just your waistline

When a doughnut is bad for more than just your waistline

Another year of "doughnut" (zero) or next-to-zero bonus increases for 2013 and downward pressure on salaries across the investment banking sector in Australia means hiring may remain pedestrian…

Investment banks’ tendency to fire veterans and hire juniors is coming back to bite

Investment banks’ tendency to fire veterans and hire juniors is coming back to bite

For investment banks it was a no-brainer: why keep on expensive, veteran salesman and traders in the fixed income sector – which is becoming increasingly less profitable – when wet-behind-the-ears j

One chart for identifying the best banks to work for now, by business

One chart for identifying the best banks to work for now, by business

Wondering which bank is in best shape when it comes to equities, fixed income and advisory businesses? Want a quick comparator for banks' results by business in the…

The growing trend that could shrink investment banks’ trading and tech teams

The growing trend that could shrink investment banks’ trading and tech teams

UBS’s decision to outsource the development of its fixed income trading platform to an external tech vendor should set the hearts of any investment banking technologist racing. After…

11 things Goldmanites have said that you (may) actually agree with

11 things Goldmanites have said that you (may) actually agree with

Last week, we published a piece ranking some of the most outrageous tweets from famed Twitter handle Goldman Sachs Elevator (@GSElevator), the anonymous banker who shares with the…

Hedge fund managers celebrate pay raise following disappointing year

Hedge fund managers celebrate pay raise following disappointing year

The average hedge fund got absolutely trounced by the S&P in 2013, booking a year-end return of roughly 10%, compared to the near 30% rise of the index…

Key takeaways from Goldman, JPM, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche, BofA and Citi’s results on hiring and pay for 2014

Key takeaways from Goldman, JPM, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche, BofA and Citi’s results on hiring and pay for 2014

JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Citi and (suprirsingly) Deutsche Bank, have all announced their fourth quarter results. If you haven't kept up or have missed…

What wealth-addict Samuel Polk didn’t say in his NYT article

What wealth-addict Samuel Polk didn’t say in his NYT article

Let Samuel Polk be a lesson to all investment bank employees obsessed with earning seven figure pay-packets. As Polk noted in this weekend's New York Times, making extreme amounts…

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