GUEST COMMENT: What I hate about working in the middle office

GUEST COMMENT: What I hate about working in the middle office

I am working in the middle office and I do not like it here. This is why I want to get out. 1) It's boring On the whole…

The nasty parts of the EU’s new bonus rules, and their probable effects

The nasty parts of the EU’s new bonus rules, and their probable effects

Just as the FSA's consultation document on the UK compensation code is about to be closed pending the release of a policy statement next month, the Committee of…

Nordic firms remain optimistic despite growing international storm

Nordic firms remain optimistic despite growing international storm

With job cuts and hiring freezes coming out of the UK market, sentiment has turned rather frosty. In the global world of financial services, the happenings in the…

Strategies for the avoidance of hiring freezes

Strategies for the avoidance of hiring freezes

As ever at this time of year, hiring is kind of frozen. If anything, it may be worse this year because a) banks got a little carried away…

Post-crisis pay reform a bonus for Nordic consultancy firms

Post-crisis pay reform a bonus for Nordic consultancy firms

The ongoing overhaul by Nordic banks of their reward and compensation structures post-financial crisis has been proving lucrative for Nordic and international financial services consultancy firms able to&h

Stockholm is the best Nordic financial centre

Stockholm is the best Nordic financial centre

Stockholm is the most competitive financial centre (and therefore the most diverse and attractive place to work) in the Nordic region, according to new research. The latest Global…

The post-crisis world: how shrunken revenues have been reallocated

The post-crisis world: how shrunken revenues have been reallocated

For anyone wondering what's different since the lost Eden of early 2007 and the demise of Lehman, analysts at Nomura have produced some figures tracking 'clean' revenue changes…

The long and worrisome list of allegations about what it’s really like to be a woman at Goldman Sachs

The long and worrisome list of allegations about what it’s really like to be a woman at Goldman Sachs

Three women in the US are suing Goldman Sachs for discrimination. Business Insider has published a copy of the full claim and it does not make the life…

Prerequisites for a big break into Asia

Prerequisites for a big break into Asia

Like it or not, London isn't where the big job opportunities are now. Asia is. Last week alone, Mizuho reiterated its intention of hiring 170 people in Asia,…

HQ and Carnegie merger could lead to jobs merry-go-round

HQ and Carnegie merger could lead to jobs merry-go-round

Stockholm-based Carnegie Investment Bank has pledged that the jobs of all 300 employees of HQ Bank are safe following its swoop this week on the ailing Swedish financial…

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