Wirehouse or insurer? It all depends what kind of salesperson you are

Wirehouse or insurer? It all depends what kind of salesperson you are

Feelings are bit mixed when it comes to how life insurers are viewed by money managers and those who recruit them.

“Burnout is like the subprime crisis – no one ever sees it coming”

“Burnout is like the subprime crisis – no one ever sees it coming”

If you work in banking, beware burnout. It will hit you unawares says one trader who was forced to take a year out.

Financial executive compensation takes a turn for the better

Financial executive compensation takes a turn for the better

If you’re a CFO, controller or VP of finance, the job market is looking as good as it has in years.

U.K. insurance jobs stagnating in 2014, except here…

U.K. insurance jobs stagnating in 2014, except here…

Insurance companies haven't been doing a huge amount of hiring in 2014. But one category of insurance job remains robust.

How senior analysts are escaping the equity research bloodbath

How senior analysts are escaping the equity research bloodbath

Investment banks equity researchers are going it alone to escape the ongoing prospect of redundancy and, they hope, discover a more interesting career.

Morning Coffee: When a dud year is no barrier to a new 7 figure job. Barclays’ bankers find exciting new homes

Morning Coffee: When a dud year is no barrier to a new 7 figure job. Barclays’ bankers find exciting new homes

Pimco is hiring.  The house of Gross wants to recruit 16 'thematic equities' investment specialists for its new equities business, which is run by French fund manager Virginie…

Deloitte hires 90 in Asia for financial services practice and wants to triple headcount

Deloitte hires 90 in Asia for financial services practice and wants to triple headcount

Chris Harvey, global leader of financial services at Deloitte, explains why he wants to triple headcount in Apac and what kind of candidates he's after.

Rookie test takers leave angry, emotional following CFA exam

Rookie test takers leave angry, emotional following CFA exam

Nearly every single Level I test taker offered the same sentiment: they went in confident and got blindsided by the difficulty of the test.

Credit Suisse’s head of covered bonds is happy to go it alone

Credit Suisse’s head of covered bonds is happy to go it alone

Richard Kemmish, the former head of covered bond origination at Credit Suisse, was rare among senior investment bankers in that he had a Twitter account and used it…

Meet the mavericks of the post-crisis buyout world

Meet the mavericks of the post-crisis buyout world

There has been plenty of talk over how much banks have had to selloff profitable businesses. What gets much less publicity are the buyout firms that win.

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