Is there any point applying for jobs through recruitment firms now?

Is there any point applying for jobs through recruitment firms now?

The sands have been shifting with regards to financial services 'recruitment channels'. Once upon a time, banks did a lot of their hiring through financial services recruitment firms.…

Late Lunchtime Links: Morgan Stanley too small to compete in fixed income. Silent cull at RBS

Late Lunchtime Links: Morgan Stanley too small to compete in fixed income. Silent cull at RBS

Things are not actually looking too good for Morgan Stanley's fixed income professionals. While the US bank's so-called 'top line' results didn't look too bad yesterday, with fixed…

Morgan Stanley is Serious About Compensation Control

Morgan Stanley is Serious About Compensation Control

Every U.S. bank is working to keep salaries and bonuses under control. Morgan Stanley appears the most vigilant. Compensation expenses during the first quarter fell to $4.2 billion,…

The unlikely job security at Lehman Brothers in London

The unlikely job security at Lehman Brothers in London

Investment banks haven't been preaching job security lately even after showing tens of thousands of employees the door over the past 18 months. Most institutions are still talking…

Rich Ricci: the back office banker who made it big

Rich Ricci: the back office banker who made it big

If you work in an operations function of an investment bank, Rich Ricci - the ex-head of Barclays' investment bank who was 'retired' yesterday - should be your…

Hedge fund hot spots: Mayfair, Greenwich, and…Qatar

Hedge fund hot spots: Mayfair, Greenwich, and…Qatar

Hedge fund managers are known for setting up outside the main centers of finance: Mayfair, not the City of London, Greenwich, Connecticut, not Wall Street, the tiny Swiss…

Few i-banking jobs in Singapore now, but watch out for second-half pickup

Few i-banking jobs in Singapore now, but watch out for second-half pickup

Front-office hiring at investment banks in Singapore is now largely confined to Indonesian coverage bankers and senior leaders. But the long-term career prospects for investment bankers in the…

Daily Dispatches: UOB expands in China

Daily Dispatches: UOB expands in China

Singapore’s United Overseas Bank has just set up a foreign direct investment advisory unit in Beijing. It wants to double corporate lending to Chinese firms expanding into Southeast…

Barclays’ French-American Banking Duo Aids Jenkins’ Drive for Control

Barclays’ French-American Banking Duo Aids Jenkins’ Drive for Control

Rich Ricci’s departure as Barclays’ investment banking head leaves a French-American duo at the top of the unit . It also puts Chief Executive Antony Jenkins in the driver’s…

The ten real reasons Rich Ricci had to go from Barclays

The ten real reasons Rich Ricci had to go from Barclays

Rich Ricci is no more. Despite being comparatively youthful and only recently telling  Financial News he planned to go nowhere at all, the 49 year old banker with the…

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