Tag: Stress

Mid-level bankers crushed by fear of layoffs

Mid-level bankers crushed by fear of layoffs

Banks have concentrated much of their efforts on improving the work conditions of junior staffers. Perhaps they have overlooked the “squeezed middle,”

When 1,000 new banking jobs isn’t considered enough

When 1,000 new banking jobs isn’t considered enough

Working for a financial regulator is supposedly, if not a cushy option, a vocation where the stresses and strains placed upon those working in the cut-throat banking sector…

The two points in your investment banking career when you’re most likely to crash and burn

The two points in your investment banking career when you’re most likely to crash and burn

There are two pivotal points in your investment banking career, neither of which is particularly beneficial to physical or mental health – making the step up from analyst…

I was en route to MD, but I left banking to join EY. This is why

I was en route to MD, but I left banking to join EY. This is why

By 2015 Nick Parkhouse had been working in banking for 17 years and had plenty to show for it. So why did he join EY?

Drug-free methods to avoid banker burnout

Drug-free methods to avoid banker burnout

If it wasn’t pre-crisis, investment banking is now one of the most stressful careers on the planet. The hours are brutal, the expectations are lofty and there are…

How to be happy as an investment banker

How to be happy as an investment banker

If you work in investment banking, the chances are that you’re miserable. A succession of job cuts, a lack of career progression and smaller teams dealing with a…

Hector Sants, stress and the pressure cooker of compliance

Hector Sants, stress and the pressure cooker of compliance

Hector Sants, former chief executive of the Financial Services Authority and recently-anointed head of compliance at Barclays, has taken the remainder of 2013 off after suffering from stress…

Beating All-Nighters on Wall Street: Natural Alternatives to Red Bull and Amphetamines

Beating All-Nighters on Wall Street: Natural Alternatives to Red Bull and Amphetamines

It’s no secret that bankers work brutally long hours under high-stress conditions. For interns, analysts and associates, work can bleed late into the evening and sometimes into the…

Seven tips to tackle stress in your first week back at work

Seven tips to tackle stress in your first week back at work

Think early January; think heavy workloads, flagging motivation, and post-holiday blues. “The frustration and sadness we experience when we return to work is often the result of a…

GUEST COMMENT: Your lifestyle is switching off your frontal lobes

GUEST COMMENT: Your lifestyle is switching off your frontal lobes

This is a stressful time to work in the financial services industry. And in times of stress, it’s very easy to firefight – to prioritize short term needs…

GUEST COMMENT: If you’re stressed, and anxious, and it’s affecting your performance, try this

GUEST COMMENT: If you’re stressed, and anxious, and it’s affecting your performance, try this

A while back, a young guy came to me to inquire about learning to meditate. His story went like this: He was in his late twenties, working for…

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