Tag: Career switch

Wine

A good year: When bankers turn to wine

It’s 8am when I speak to John Skinner. He’s already been up for a couple of hours and started his day chasing five deer around his vineyard on…

Hedge again

Hedge fund run by ex-Deutsche executive more than trebles pay

Capeview Capital is a hedge fund set up by a former investment banking trader, backed by Goldman Sachs’ private equity fund, and has a habit of hiring from…

PR is no longer just about print media

The ‘two-hour train test’ and other ways of breaking into this sector where you could earn £2m+

If you want to make the move into financial PR, there’s no shortage of career options. Flacks outnumber hacks by four to one and financial services organisations have…

Barber

Shave and a Haircut, He Quits

Comb through the internet and you’ll find plenty of stories about junior bankers leaving Wall Street to find some kind of happiness. The same rule applies for barbers,…

Education is a key focus of Social and Sustainable Capital's new fund

Prop trading is “depressing” if you’re not in it for the money. Here’s how one BAML MD escaped, and stayed in finance

Ben Rick worked in investment banking for 18 years, eventually reaching managing director, heading up Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s European prop trading division – and then the Volcker…

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VIDEO: How bankers are taking advantage of the foodie revolution

People enter finance for various reasons; prestige, earning power, parental pressure, but passion is rarely associated with a career in the sector. However, it’s essential to get ahead…

Trading Success

Work for free, do 60+ hours a week, and other expert tips for success in hedge funds, private equity and investment banking

Hedge funds and private equity are still sexy, while the lustre of investment banking has faded for students looking to break into finance. But like any object of…

Carrot on stick

Credit Suisse: the bank more alluring to traders than high-paying hedge funds

Brevan Howard has traditionally been viewed as a high-performing hedge fund that only employs elite candidates. Traders have escaped the production line of investment banking for the potential…

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Millennium Capital taps fund managers from Citi’s ex-hedge fund unit

Millennium Capital, the expansionary hedge fund that has been hiring investment banks’ traders throughout 2013, has just recruited two fund managers from Citi’s former hedge fund unit, Napier…

Martyn Shone performing at the Water Rats in Kings Cross, London

Rock and roll bankers: Quitting finance for a life on the road

At the height of the financial crisis, while many of his former colleagues were attempting to survive numerous redundancy announcements and huge industry change, former Credit Suisse vice…

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