The Upshot: Guaranteed bonuses for new starters too

The Upshot: Guaranteed bonuses for new starters too

With demand for junior corporate financiers hotter than ever, recruiters say even first-year analysts can now command guaranteed bonuses. "Two years ago, people would have laughed in their…

Guest comment: Equity research under fire

Guest comment: Equity research under fire

Back in September 2004 I wrote an article about the state of sellside research. Now over a year later let's look at the current state of market: Equity…

Should I take redundancy? Ask the Expert

Should I take redundancy? Ask the Expert

Everyone in my office is being made redundant in April. I have been given the option to move to a new office but I would lose any redundancy…

Plagiarism and the boss: Ask the Expert

Plagiarism and the boss: Ask the Expert

I work in investment management. A large portion of our annual review has been taken verbatim from another publication, without accreditation. The report has limited circulation so the…

Hybrid securities and hiring growth: Guest comment

Hybrid securities and hiring growth: Guest comment

Steve Sahara is Managing Director, Global Head of Hybrid Capital Structuring, Calyon. Here he outlines the potential as he sees it for the market and for those looking…

Tossed out after agreeing to stay: Ask the Expert

Tossed out after agreeing to stay: Ask the Expert

Q. Five months ago, I turned down a better job offer after my manager begged me to stay on and promised to "take care of my career". A…

Do I have to give my bonus back? Ask the Expert

Do I have to give my bonus back? Ask the Expert

Q. My new employer insists that if I resign within three months of receiving my bonus, I have to give it back. I think this is unfair -…

Relationship manager bottleneck worldwide in 2006: Guest comment

Relationship manager bottleneck worldwide in 2006: Guest comment

Recent announcements of recruitment ambitions across the globe at major private banks should ring alarm bells to the industry instead of New Year's bells to headhunters. For wealth…

Start of 2006 raises ethics questions

Start of 2006 raises ethics questions

Barely a fortnight into 2006 and three tremors have already shaken the banking world (see links below for relevant articles). While banks have strict ethical codes in place…

From liquidation to stockbroking: Ask the Expert

From liquidation to stockbroking: Ask the Expert

Q. If you have been a director of a company that has gone into liquidation is it still possible to become a financial advisor and stockbroker? I know…

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