Oh look, it’s partner year at Goldman Sachs

2014 is a special year. It’s not because of the FIFA World Cup. It’s not because it’s the year of the horse. It’s not because of the coming…

This is what happens to FICC professionals who flee Barclays

Today is the day of the Barclays AGM. It’s unlikely to be a peaceable occurrence: protests are expected over everything from Barclays’ support for coal fired power stations and tax…

Morning Coffee: 23 year-old ‘trader’ given £6m by investors. How much you’ll earn at the Bank of England

It’s not easy to make a lot of money as a young trader in an investment bank any more. Ambitious juniors are being encouraged to join hedge funds…

This is what McKinsey & Co. are saying about your job in private equity

Private equity is not an easy industry to get into. There are 200-300 junior applicants for every role according to private equity recruitment firms. This might have something…

Barclays cutting headcount by 30% in the investment bank? Bankers, analysts, headhunters react

On May 8th, Barclays will unveil yet another change to the strategy for its investment bank. Analysts are already trying to decipher the shape of things to come.…

Morning Coffee: So, Citigroup will be hiring here. The horror of holidaying with a trader

Yesterday was Citigroup’s first quarter fixed income investor review. After failing the recent Federal Reserve Stress Test, Citi said it’s too complicated and needs to simplify itself. After

Why Morgan Stanley owes its fixed income success to climate change

If your seasonal chocolate stupor started on Thursday, you might have missed Morgan Stanley’s results. You might still think Morgan Stanley is a failure at fixed income sales and…

Forty ‘easy’ banking jobs that pay £100k+ salaries after 5 years

It’s the Holy Grail: a job in banking in which you won’t have to work yourself half to death but you can still earn a six figure salary…

Morning Coffee: Risk professionals needed here. Barclays’ U.S. coup. Ultimate CV formula from Google

Easter is over. In the City of London there was a four day break. During that time, news happened. If you’re a former banking analyst looking for work…

What Thomas Piketty’s controversial book tells you about being a banker in the 21st century

A book is causing a sensation. ‘Capital in the 21st Century’ by Thomas Piketty, a French economist specializing in the study of inequality, has been celebrated for its…

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