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…

Credit strategists bask in the limelight

Credit strategists bask in the limelight

Credit strategists have been getting a lot of airtime recently, but their moment of glory isn't matched by glistening job prospects. "Just about anything in the credit world…

Sector snapshot: Leveraged finance

Sector snapshot: Leveraged finance

What's happening, who's hiring, and how much are they paying in the world of leveraged finance? What's the temperature? Cooling fast. After years of scorching temperatures, leveraged finance…

Sector snapshot: Covered bonds

Sector snapshot: Covered bonds

What's happening, who's hiring, and how much are they paying in the world of covered bonds? What are they? Bonds secured against mortgages or loans to the public…

Operations

Operations

The Operations groups at investment banks brokerage houses, hedge funds, mutual funds or pension funds are commonly referred to as the "back office." Unlike the traders, salespeople, bankers,…

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