Stand out from the crowd

Ideal backgrounds for breaking into Wall Street with no relevant experience

Most Wall Street firms are happy to boast about their programs to recruit military veterans as evidence that they hire people with non-finance backgrounds, but the reality is…

RUnning

Bank of America falters yet still paces JPMorgan in key sectors

While Bank of America reported a first quarter loss of $276m, driven mainly by $6bn in legal expenses related to the financial crisis, many of the bank’s underlying…

Golden-hello

RBS’s $11m ‘golden hello’ sales super-star Polverino launches own hedge fund

Antonio Polverino, the big-name banker who allegedly received a £7m ($11m) guaranteed bonus for joining Royal Bank of Scotland shortly after it had been bailed out by the…

Career success

Forget passion, those with a plan and system succeed in banking

If you’re at the stage of your finance career where you’re wondering how you got here, how you’ll get there, or you have no idea where “there” even…

Discipline

Brokers who fail exam more likely to face disciplinary action

More than 51,500 stockbrokers have – at least once – failed the Series 63 exam, a basic test which qualifies candidates as securities agents. And – perhaps of…

Credit-suisse

Eight key takeaways from Credit Suisse’s surprise Q1 results

Banks’ quarterly reports appear now to be a transient thing. Credit Suisse was scheduled to release its Q1 results in early May, but here they are before Easter.…

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13 of the highest paying financial technology jobs globally

Despite a tendency towards offshoring and nearshoring ‘commodised’ IT functions, investment banks still have one thing going for them when it comes to employing technologists – they pay…

Where the money will be found

Morning Coffee: Tough new rules on hedge fund pay, MBAs’ fast-track to the private equity executive suite

In what has been deemed ‘Super Tuesday’ for banking regulation, when a series of new EU rules aimed at fixing the European banking system were unveiled, a new…

Love SG

What banks in Singapore really think about hiring more Singaporean bankers

Banks in Singapore are now being forced to provide water-tight justifications and carry out onerous due diligence for every foreign candidate they want to hire, ahead of a…

Question

Questions you’ll need answers to before any banking interview

Preparing for an interview isn’t rocket science. You spend as much time as you can researching the firm and the people with whom you’ll speak. Coming in armed…

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