A Lack of Conviction Isn’t a Good Trait for Investment Bankers

A Lack of Conviction Isn’t a Good Trait for Investment Bankers

Omar Mehanna is HSBC's Head of Investment Banking for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He moved to the Middle East five years ago when he took…

Ernst & Young is actually hiring 20,000 people in EMEIA in 2013

Ernst & Young is actually hiring 20,000 people in EMEIA in 2013

Tens of thousands of financial services jobs are going in London according to the CEBR. UBS alone is cutting several thousand people, Standard Bank is cutting a few…

GUEST COMMENT: MBAs are still wanted by the private equity industry

GUEST COMMENT: MBAs are still wanted by the private equity industry

The private equity industry has changed substantially over the past few years. Assets under management have grown, but exit opportunities have narrowed. Funds have, in general, become more…

The EU could yet impose a punitive bonus cap – affecting bonuses for 2012

The EU could yet impose a punitive bonus cap – affecting bonuses for 2012

On one hand, there's good news about the progress of the EU's rules governing banking bonuses. On the other, it is too early to assume that this good…

Financial services jobs and pay in London are supposedly in terminal decline. Here’s how to move to Shanghai

Financial services jobs and pay in London are supposedly in terminal decline. Here’s how to move to Shanghai

We knew it was coming. Following very swiftly on from last week's suggestion that City jobs are being decimated, think tank the CEBR has issued its standard follow-up:…

EU Bank Bonus Proposal Has Few Teeth

EU Bank Bonus Proposal Has Few Teeth

A compromise proposal to limit bank bonuses in the European Union would have little or no practical impact as most bank bonuses are already below the proposed cap.…

What can be deduced from the weird middle names of many investment bankers and hedge fund managers

What can be deduced from the weird middle names of many investment bankers and hedge fund managers

Justin Welby, the new British Archbishop of Canterbury, has a secret. His middle name is: Portal. This does not indicate that Welby is linked to a different universe.…

What would Morgan Stanley’s M&A bankers do if Paul Taubman and Simon Robey were to set up a boutique?

What would Morgan Stanley’s M&A bankers do if Paul Taubman and Simon Robey were to set up a boutique?

It has been a week of change for investment bankers at Morgan Stanley. Ostensibly, its M&A bankers have arrived at Friday worse off. On Wednesday it emerged that…

As UBS re-hires, is it better to work for core, or non-core?

As UBS re-hires, is it better to work for core, or non-core?

With UBS riven with factionalism and political infighting, it’s hard to imagine there being much peace around Broadgate. Until last week, Rajeev Misra and Robert Hoornweg are said…

The Top 10 Best Financial Services Offices to Work In

The Top 10 Best Financial Services Offices to Work In

Once you get past the imposing foyers staffed by attractive receptionists and beyond the large stock tickers on the front of the building, most financial services offices are…

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