Listen: don’t use an MBA as a springboard for a sales and trading role

Firstly – a confession, I’m an MBA who attended a top business school with the intention of going into sales and trading. Secondly, I’m not here to bang…

What to do if you’re under 20 and want to work for Google or a hedge fund when you’re older

You’re a young person at that difficult stage of life otherwise known as adolescence and you figure that you want to work in a quant hedge fund. What…

How to break into a quant role with little or no experience

Breaking into quantitative finance has become much harder in recent years, as the supply of candidates from academia, engineering and software development wishing to apply their skills in…

Looking for a new finance job in London or on Wall Street? Here’s who you’re up against

Now’s the time to find a new job in financial services. According to recruitment firm Astbury Marsden, things are looking up. According to one Morgan Stanley MD this…

Asian business schools battle for top MBAs

Executive education is a competitive business, and no less so than in Asia where local and foreign institutions are engaged in an increasingly robust tussle to recruit the…

Getting Qualified for an Accountancy Job May Be Easier Than You Think

If you want a job in financial services but don’t feel inclined to spend 300 hours studying for each three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification,…

Six skills that will help you secure a job in sunny Australia

Australia doesn’t just provide warm weather and beachside lifestyles; its financial sector is slowly starting to crank out jobs again after a long southern summer slumber. Many jobs…

What to do if you’ve just failed CFA Level I

CFA Level I results are out. This time, the pass rate was 37% – 1% lower than June 2012. We’ve gone through a few failures ourselves, so we understand how…

CFA or MBA, or both? – Guest comment

It’s the classic question - CFA or MBA? Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer. It’s a very tricky thing to compare a CFA charter and an MBA – they’re fundamentally…

Will an MSc in Finance help you land a financial services job in Ireland?

Ireland is lucky to have a number of financial services MSc courses. They aren’t cheap though. Is it really worth the time and money you’ll have to invest…

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