- Graduate Guide
Forget an MBA, forget a CFA. A Masters in Finance (MiF) course is what you need for a banking job now, says the ex-Lehman banker running the course at HEC.
What qualifications do new analysts in investment banking come equipped with now? And how does this compare to the other ranks?
MBA students have fallen out of love with investment banks and the feeling is mutual.
There are certain areas where Wall Street banks are looking to add headcount but perceive a talent shortage in the marketplace.
These are the best qualifications for getting a well paid job in finance now.
Many who avoid the ax are likely to see a modest boost in their compensation next year, with juniors actually seeing slightly larger increases.
Algo traders now need to pass a Finra exam to be compliant. These means they have to take responsibility for their strategies – personally.
A new exam – Finra's SIE – can open the door to people looking to demonstrate their interest in the securities business to potential employers.
Are you trying to get a job on Wall Street? In the current cost-cutting climate, especially among large investment banks, it's a frustrating experience.
The Julia programming language should be on your radar to expand your job options as electronic trading takes over & the industry becomes more tech-centric.