Posts by Sarah Butcher

Morning Coffee: When you’ve got an IQ of 150 and need an alternative to Wall St.; Blackrock Buzzfeed

Morning Coffee: When you’ve got an IQ of 150 and need an alternative to Wall St.; Blackrock Buzzfeed

How high must your IQ be if you want to work in banking? If you're an M&A junior assembling pitch books, an IQ above 110 should stand you…

When you’re dependent on bankers from the same fancy prep school

When you’re dependent on bankers from the same fancy prep school

There are elites, and there are elites. In Europe. it's taken to a whole new level.

Future-proof your finance career, by McKinsey & Co and Morgan Stanley

Future-proof your finance career, by McKinsey & Co and Morgan Stanley

Whatever happens in 2017, one thing's certain: cost cutting in banks isn't over. Position yourself to avoid the coming cull. 

Credit Suisse’s giant internal hedge fund – and other facts from the bank’s investor day

Credit Suisse’s giant internal hedge fund – and other facts from the bank’s investor day

Credit Suisse has been harbouring a large systematic hedge fund. It's also been going against the grain of juniorization. 

A Goldman Sachs MD quit for a 12 month residency at Google Brain

A Goldman Sachs MD quit for a 12 month residency at Google Brain

A Goldman Sachs MD quit for the industry of the future. 

10 hedge funds that run graduate training programs, and who they hire

10 hedge funds that run graduate training programs, and who they hire

So you want to leave university/college and work for a hedge fund? Here are 10 funds that hire university or college leavers onto trainee programs.  

Why banks avoid Paris and Frankfurt: two charts

Why banks avoid Paris and Frankfurt: two charts

Morgan Stanley's banking analysts have identified the main reason banks eschewed Paris and Frankfurt - until Brexit. 

Morning Coffee: The weirdest graduate hire at PWC. Nepotism at Goldman Sachs?

Morning Coffee: The weirdest graduate hire at PWC. Nepotism at Goldman Sachs?

Investment banks are conservative when it comes to hiring university students. The Big Four accountancy firms, a lot less so.

The 12 most notorious banking Christmas parties past

The 12 most notorious banking Christmas parties past

Investment banks' Christmas parties are mostly now quiet affairs. This wasn't the case in the past.

Top hedge fund warns desperate applicants of recruitment scam

Top hedge fund warns desperate applicants of recruitment scam

Scammers have become alert to the fact that some people really, really, want to work for hedge funds. 

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