From Goldman Sachs to Cantab Capital Partners: a quant speaks

From Goldman Sachs to Cantab Capital Partners: a quant speaks

We spoke to Erich Schlaikjer, chief technology officer of Cambridge-based hedge fund Cantab Capital Partners and a former MD and European chief technology officer at Goldman Sachs. This is…

Barclays equities bankers now displaying considerable sangfroid

Barclays equities bankers now displaying considerable sangfroid

If you happen to be working in Barclays' equities business, the Financial Times has a worrying article for you today. Inspired by the 20% increase in UBS's share…

This is who Andrea Orcel would like to hire at UBS

This is who Andrea Orcel would like to hire at UBS

Andrea Orcel will not be hiring entire teams of expensive bankers from rivals, but he will be doing some hiring nevertheless. This is apparently the message that has…

Profit now irrelevant as a predictor of investment banking bonuses

Profit now irrelevant as a predictor of investment banking bonuses

Measured in terms of investment banking profits, 2012 isn't turning out to be an especially disastrous year. At Goldman Sachs, profits were up an impressive 200% in the…

Your investment banking job is safe and the industry has a great future

Your investment banking job is safe and the industry has a great future

At last, a counterweight to the incessant doom: analysts at Bernstein Research have issued what amounts to an optimistic and maybe even reassuring note on the investment banking…

Ex-Goldman banker-psychotherapist diagnoses your mental health issues

Ex-Goldman banker-psychotherapist diagnoses your mental health issues

There are plenty of people who have, at one time, worked for Goldman Sachs. There are fewer who having worked in a client facing role for Goldman Sachs…

Several of Kweku’s ex-colleagues are still in banking. Some are even at UBS

Several of Kweku’s ex-colleagues are still in banking. Some are even at UBS

While Kweku Adoboli settles into a period of enforced relaxation in the arms of state, what became of the other names that were mentioned during his trial? None…

Q&A: Gazprom Marketing and Trading says it’s hiring another 100 people

Q&A: Gazprom Marketing and Trading says it’s hiring another 100 people

We spoke to Alistair Milnes, head of global resourcing at Gazprom Marketing and Trading. This is what Alistair said about Gazprom's hiring plans for 2013. Q: In the…

Nice, gentle, naive UBS was suckered by the evil Adoboli. Or not.

Nice, gentle, naive UBS was suckered by the evil Adoboli. Or not.

It was Kweku Adoboli who did it. The ex-public school boy, ex-head boy, charming, articulate, likable son of a United Nations diplomat, defrauded UBS with what the prosecutor…

No, this doesn’t mean fixed income jobs at Credit Suisse are safe

No, this doesn’t mean fixed income jobs at Credit Suisse are safe

Jubilation among fixed income traders at Credit Suisse: one of their own, Gael de Boissard, is being made co-head of investment banking, head of the investment bank in…

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