Which banking CEO are you? Take the test

Chief executives of big banks have distinct personalities, though some are more, shall we say, outgoing than others. But each one has their own background, management style and…

This is what McKinsey & Co. are saying about your job in private equity

Private equity is not an easy industry to get into. There are 200-300 junior applicants for every role according to private equity recruitment firms. This might have something…

Questions you will always be asked in a hedge fund interview and how to answer them

Interviewing at a hedge fund can be an unpleasant experience. Known for testing candidates’ resilience under pressure, hedge funds still hire comparatively few people, so are looking for…

Barclays cutting headcount by 30% in the investment bank? Bankers, analysts, headhunters react

On May 8th, Barclays will unveil yet another change to the strategy for its investment bank. Analysts are already trying to decipher the shape of things to come.…

Are regulators the biggest fat cats on Wall Street?

The war has been going on for decades, though the fight is just now heating up. It’s bankers versus regulators: a classic case of the rich against the…slightly…

ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA: Which pays the most for part-qualified accountants?

If you want to earn your stripes as an accountant, most qualifications require a minimum of three years’ work experience. This is fine if your employer is willing…

Morning Coffee: So, Citigroup will be hiring here. The horror of holidaying with a trader

Yesterday was Citigroup’s first quarter fixed income investor review. After failing the recent Federal Reserve Stress Test, Citi said it’s too complicated and needs to simplify itself. After

Hong Kong investment banks bemoan “worrying” junior talent shortage

If you’re a junior banker at an investment bank in Hong Kong, consider yourself hot property for the rest of this year. Banks in the territory are facing…

Ten interview questions you’ll need to answer if you want to work in equities

The slow death of fixed income trading over the last three quarters has forced banks to recalibrate their focus on units that can actually make them money. Equities,…

Why Morgan Stanley owes its fixed income success to climate change

If your seasonal chocolate stupor started on Thursday, you might have missed Morgan Stanley’s results. You might still think Morgan Stanley is a failure at fixed income sales and…

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