AP funds largely holding fire despite poor performance

AP funds largely holding fire despite poor performance

Sweden's AP buffer funds have suffered one of the worst years on record, but in spite of this further redundancies look unlikely. Not a single AP fund reported…

Are traders amoral gamblers or cerebral speculators?

Are traders amoral gamblers or cerebral speculators?

If there's a French trader in your vicinity, he or she is probably looking a little down in la bouche. In a TV appearance last week, President Sarkozy…

Taking the Alpha Out of Finance

Taking the Alpha Out of Finance

Would the world be better off if most financiers weren't such alpha types? Do we really need our bankers to be among the smartest, best-educated people around? Or,…

Is Government Work a Career-Booster?

Is Government Work a Career-Booster?

They used to be well down the totem pole. But today they rule the roost as never before. Might your career benefit from rubbing shoulders with them for…

Should bank bosses work for $1 too?

Should bank bosses work for $1 too?

The bosses of Ford and General Motors have offered to work for salaries of $1 a year if Congress approves the $27bn aid package they're asking for. It's…

What’s in Your Malus Envelope?

What’s in Your Malus Envelope?

Would you be a banker if most of your pay was at risk for three to five years rather than a maximum of one year? UBS just decided…

Should blogging be a sackable offence?

Should blogging be a sackable offence?

US banks aren't exactly known for a glasnost-style approach to employees who talk openly to the press. But when it comes to blogging they err even more on…

Would you take a pay cut to save your bank?

Would you take a pay cut to save your bank?

What's worse for your career (and your ego) - being thrown on the redundancy scrapheap, or having your salary slashed by a quarter? That was the dilemma faced…

Can Dubai or Shanghai really save your career?

Can Dubai or Shanghai really save your career?

Touted as possible sanctuaries from the problems crippling the Western financial system, do the Middle East or Asia really offer ample job opportunities or even any shelter from…

Still Buying That Villa / Opus 8 / Tesla Roadster?

Still Buying That Villa / Opus 8 / Tesla Roadster?

Now that it's that time of year again when you used to salivate about getting paid... is your biggest year-end purchase going to be a tighter belt? Whether…

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