“I was managing a $100m hedge fund, and then I became an alcoholic. Is my career over?”

“I was managing a $100m hedge fund, and then I became an alcoholic. Is my career over?”

Heavy drinking is common in the trading and hedge fund industry. Will an admission that you had a problem wreck your career?

Rise of the quants at Goldman Sachs

Rise of the quants at Goldman Sachs

In investment banking technology, the suits rule. With IT budgets running into hundreds of millions, how technology will impact the bottom line is an executive concern and the…

Morning Coffee: Deutsche discloses troubles in trading. Blankfein answers tricky job interview question

Morning Coffee: Deutsche discloses troubles in trading. Blankfein answers tricky job interview question

Despite Anshu Jain's reassurances, Deutsche's trading revenues declined again. And Lloyd Blankfein adeptly demonstrated how to answer interview questions.

How desperate must you be to accept a job in a bank’s ‘non-core’ unit?

How desperate must you be to accept a job in a bank’s ‘non-core’ unit?

Is a job in a bad bank or non core unit a hiding to nothing or an excellent step for the future?

Connecticut businesses putting banking days behind them

Connecticut businesses putting banking days behind them

The RBS cuts are likely to have an equal effect on local businesses in the area that rely on the town’s wealthiest workers.

From hedge fund trader, to David Beckham’s rival, to interior design

From hedge fund trader, to David Beckham’s rival, to interior design

Until 2012, Alessandro Butini was Chris Hohn’s right-hand man at the Children’s Investment Fund Management as a partner and senior trader generating ideas and “trading colours” for the…

The average hedge funder likely made a lot more than you last year

The average hedge funder likely made a lot more than you last year

Hedge funders made bank last year.

Suddenly, there’s demand for people who’ve been out of the market since 2008

Suddenly, there’s demand for people who’ve been out of the market since 2008

Can you still get a job in banking if you haven't worked since 2008? Yes, says one recruiter.

Morning Coffee: Goldman adding bankers who work for nothing. Fund managers targeting the academically mediocre

Morning Coffee: Goldman adding bankers who work for nothing. Fund managers targeting the academically mediocre

Where do M&A bankers command no fees? Goldman is boosting its team there. And fear not if you're not academically immaculate - fund managers still want you.

Are rates traders about to stage a comeback?

Are rates traders about to stage a comeback?

Low volatility has been bad news for the rates traders who were once making millions. But rates are about to rise. Will their fortunes turn?

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