Interdealer broking

Interdealer broking

Middle men making sure the price is right Interdealer brokers (IDBs) have traditionally been rather publicity-shy, but a strong performance during the financial crisis has thrust this fairly…

IT in finance

IT in finance

Software, hard skills and a thick skin The right technology is often the factor that gives a financial services company the edge over its competitors. It can also,…

Fund management &investment consulting

Fund management &investment consulting

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

Electronic trading

Electronic trading

Higher speeds, greater volumes, just not so many humans required The rise of electronic trading over the last decade has had a profound effect on the structure of…

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…

Back-office operations

Back-office operations

The unsung heroes of investment banking. The operations division is also known as the 'back office'. Unlike the traders, sales people, capital markets bankers and corporate financiers of…

Risk Management

Risk Management

Risk management is a term that can be applied to many aspects of a business, but on a fundamental level it involves protecting a company from negative events.…

Legal

Legal

Definition and Trends Banks are large and complex organizations, and most of their activities have legal implications. It is up to the legal department to ensure that all…

Sector snapshot: Distressed debt

Sector snapshot: Distressed debt

What's happening, who's hiring, and how much are they paying in the world of distressed debt? What's the temperature? Warming up fast: after years of hanging about hoping…

Sector snapshot: Quants

Sector snapshot: Quants

What's happening, who's hiring, and how much are they paying in the world of quantitative analysis? What's the temperature? Not hot. Several quant funds performed fairly abysmally when…

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