Tag: insight

Brutally Honest Day in the Life of a Sell-Side Trader

Brutally Honest Day in the Life of a Sell-Side Trader

Want to know what it’s really like to be a sell-side trader? The days are long and tiring, and the business is as relationship-driven as ever, perhaps more…

With same CEOs in charge and loose rules, another mortgage crisis looms

With same CEOs in charge and loose rules, another mortgage crisis looms

Five years after the financial crisis, many of the same top executives are running the biggest subprime lenders and new rules are doing nothing to discourage another wave…

Hank Paulson on Lehman Brothers, Government Failures and Dry Heaving

Hank Paulson on Lehman Brothers, Government Failures and Dry Heaving

Hank Paulson is a lot more popular now than he was a half-decade ago. The former Treasury head who was the key figure in the government bailouts of…

The “pioneering” way this Hong Kong MBA programme gets its graduates better jobs in finance

The “pioneering” way this Hong Kong MBA programme gets its graduates better jobs in finance

HKU's MBA programme is pioneering the use of case studies and giving its students the real-world skills they need to thrive in the finance sector.

Remembering 9/11 With UBS’s Art Cashin

Remembering 9/11 With UBS’s Art Cashin

I knew the name Art Cashin before I went to high school. Like Cashin, my father worked at UBS, and before then Paine Webber, for nearly his entire…

Another financial collapse more possible than you’d think

Another financial collapse more possible than you’d think

Nearly five years to the day since Lehman went belly up, everyone is asking the same question: Can a similarly catastrophic financial collapse happen again? Wall Street says…

The modest hipsterish dream of most people quitting Wall Street now

The modest hipsterish dream of most people quitting Wall Street now

You don't like your banking job. You're fed up with the long hours, the cloying corporate culture, the competitiveness, the dogmatism of compliance people, and the dwindling perks.…

Banks like Goldman Sachs are going too far cyber-spying on their employees

Banks like Goldman Sachs are going too far cyber-spying on their employees

In a cutthroat, hyper-regulated workplace where long hours can’t collide with posts on Facebook, Tweets, Google searches, YouTube videos or even mobile phone calls, employee monitoring has become…

Goldman Pulls Treasured Perk from Less Affluent Workers

Goldman Pulls Treasured Perk from Less Affluent Workers

Goldman Sachs was recently ranked the most prestigious firm on Wall Street and the second best bank in which to work. We’ll have to wait and see if…

Unusual cosmetic procedures used by bankers in search of employability

Unusual cosmetic procedures used by bankers in search of employability

A new self-inflicted facial disfigurement is causing problems among celebrities of a certain age. Known as "bitchy resting face," (BRF) it refers to the off-putting air of a…

Luxury, Northern California Style: Best of the Best for TradeTech West

Luxury, Northern California Style: Best of the Best for TradeTech West

I know it’s hard to trump two days of tech talk focused on fixed income, futures, options and FX markets. But even Microsoft’s Manuel Lima and Liquidnet's Seth…

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