IT in Finance

IT in Finance

Software, hard skills and a thick skin. Like anything in financial services these days, the name of the game in IT is currently cost-cutting. Though technology has traditionally…

Management Consulting

Management Consulting

Crack teams of problem solvers. Management consultancies are all about trouble-shooting for companies. A small team of consultants will work within a particular firm, for anything from two…

Fund Management and Investment Consulting

Fund Management and Investment Consulting

The art of investing for the long term. At a very basic level, you could say that fund management is all about investing other people's money, and earning…

Data Providers and Ratings Agencies

Data Providers and Ratings Agencies

The financial sector's stamp of approval (or not). Credit ratings agencies' big purpose is to assess the likelihood that an organisation issuing debt will fail to pay back…

Compliance, Risk Management and Regulation

Compliance, Risk Management and Regulation

Keeping bankers in check. It's up to risk management teams in investment banks to make sure the bank doesn't take huge risks and therefore make huge losses in…

Accountancy

Accountancy

More than a mere numbers game. Accountants are not a single breed: they come in various shapes and sizes. If you want to become one, the first thing…

Interdealer Broking

Interdealer Broking

The middle-men making sure the price is right. While the majority of financial services firms have suffered over the last two years, interdealer brokers (IDBs) have been doing…