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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘No jerks’ and work-free Fridays: Meet the happiest accounting firms

If you’re an accountant working at one of the Big Four, you can sleep well knowing that employees at other firms are green with envy. PricewaterhouseCoopers, EY, Deloitte…

Seven golden rules for an epic investment banking career at one firm

There’s a popular perception in investment banking that to keep earning and keep learning you need to move jobs every five years or so. Staying put is stagnating,…

Three recent hires at Barclays, Credit Suisse and Deutsche. And what they say about your chances of getting a job there

In theory, banks should be doing some big hiring at this time of year now that bonuses are paid. In reality, hiring is sort of muted while banks…

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