Good news for any Swedes seeking debt capital market jobs

Good news for any Swedes seeking debt capital market jobs

Employment prospects for the debt capital markets teams within Sweden's investment banks could be given a boost this year by a new-found taste for issuing corporate bonds by…

More Nordic MBAs are sticking closer to home, or looking to Asia

More Nordic MBAs are sticking closer to home, or looking to Asia

The latest crop of graduates from Nordic business schools seeking careers in finance might have good reason to be concerned. The powerhouses of London and New York, which…

Why you should want to work for the Nordic watchdogs

Why you should want to work for the Nordic watchdogs

Financial watchdogs in the Nordic region are beefing up their operations in response to the financial crisis. Although not hit as hard as many countries by the maelstrom,…

Should Handelsbanken think about paring back headcount in capital markets?

Should Handelsbanken think about paring back headcount in capital markets?

Handelsbanken is in the rare position of being the only large Nordic bank increase its headcount throughout 2011. However, costs remain stubbornly high in its investment bank and,…

Swedbank finally looks to cut back in its investment banking division

Swedbank finally looks to cut back in its investment banking division

Swedbank is gearing up for a fresh round of cost-cutting and is taking aim at it investment banking division. We hinted that Swedbank's Large Corporates & Institutions (LC&I)…

When accounting anomalies are stripped out, these are the banks – by business – that really performed in 2011

When accounting anomalies are stripped out, these are the banks – by business – that really performed in 2011

Jon Peace, an MD of banks research at Nomura, has kindly shared with us his clean figures on leading banks’ performance by business areas in 2011, with the…

Everything we know so far about bonuses and deferrals, bank-by-bank – UPDATED

Everything we know so far about bonuses and deferrals, bank-by-bank – UPDATED

Here's another update to all previous articles on the state of bonuses, cash caps and deferrals on a bank-by-bank basis this year, here's what we know now. Feel…

Lessons for keeping your job: You do NOT want to be working for a bank’s hobby business

Lessons for keeping your job: You do NOT want to be working for a bank’s hobby business

Piyush Gupta, chief executive officer of Singaporean bank DBS coined the phrase. Thanks to a lot of ill-thought out expansion under his predecessors, DBS had ended up with…

The frosty outlook for the Nordic banking sector

The frosty outlook for the Nordic banking sector

Even when Europe’s big winter freeze finally eases, the climate for bankers (and bankers’ bonuses) is likely to remain distinctly icy this year. Full-year and Q4 2011 results…

There are still some opportunities for investment bankers in the Nordic region

There are still some opportunities for investment bankers in the Nordic region

The decisions by Nordea and Danske Bank last year to shelve 2,000 jobs apiece was initially viewed as disastrous for good reason. Banking jobs, in the front or…

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