Financial fiction provides useful lessons for students

Financial fiction provides useful lessons for students

But the best financial thrillers and trading floor memoirs illuminate the financial services industry for those on the outside, including students choosing a career. Kerry Hood, of Hodder…

London staff still need counselling following New York attack

London staff still need counselling following New York attack

Many are helping employees who were visiting New York at the time and witnessed the attacks. Some of these are now suffering problems such as insomnia and flashbacks…

Fees show shift to greater flexibility

Fees show shift to greater flexibility

This is no surprise. Falling prices are a feature of all brokerage services and headhunting is no different, says Shaun Springer of headhunter Napier Scott. He says that…

Introduction to the financial markets

Introduction to the financial markets

Efficient, well-functioning financial markets lie at the heart of every successful modern economy. To the student, whose knowledge of the financial industry may have been coloured by the…

Investment banking – a history

Investment banking – a history

Graduate high-fliers have alwaysbeenhighly sought after by investment banks and this year another crop willjoin the great names of international finance. It's a tradition that goes back many…

Day in the Life: Charlie Watford, investment bank graduate trainee

Day in the Life: Charlie Watford, investment bank graduate trainee

7:30am:Alarm goes off and I hit the snooze button. 7:50am:Force myself out of bed, having hit the snooze button once too often, and am showered, shaved and out…

Balancing the work-life equation

Balancing the work-life equation

Fine: investment banking can offer all of these things. However, if you also want weekends with friends, evenings in front of the TV, and time to potter in…

More rich, male bankers are on the way

More rich, male bankers are on the way

For the survey, 700 students at Oxford, Cambridge and London School of Economics nominated about 100 of their peers whom they regarded as most likely to succeed. A…

Bankers fear holidays could lead to redundancy

Bankers fear holidays could lead to redundancy

Commonsense would have it that investment bankers will be spending more time on the beaches this year than during the last few years combined. With action hard to…

You don’t have to sell your soul

You don’t have to sell your soul

Investment banking offers a life of international travel, smart suits and hobnobbing at the highest levels. However, it can also appear to have as much social value as…

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