Almost everything you’ve ever wanted to know about… the CFA charter

Almost everything you’ve ever wanted to know about… the CFA charter

We met with Bob Johnson, a managing director at the CFA Institute, the organization behind the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter, the world's most gargantuan financial services qualification.&helli

Letter From London: Career Sabotage

Letter From London: Career Sabotage

Many employees who suffer at the hands of their employers don't pursue them for fear of career blight, or worse. It takes a great deal of grit and…

European Banks Take on American Sameness in the Workplace

European Banks Take on American Sameness in the Workplace

The big hirers on Wall Street right now are not the top name U.S. investment and universal banks but a handful of ambitious international players. But do the…

The clause and effect of leaving a job

The clause and effect of leaving a job

The "If I can't have you, no one else will" sentiment is typically found in dysfunctional personal relationships, but investment banks are increasingly treating their employees in a…

Job Wrap: Mack Resurfaces at Hedge Fund

Job Wrap: Mack Resurfaces at Hedge Fund

Pequot Capital Management Inc, a hedge fund, said it hired John Mack, former chief executive of CSFB and Morgan Stanley, as chairman. Mack's move ended months of speculation…

Ask The Expert: Sarbanes-Oxley Pains – A Career Headache

Ask The Expert: Sarbanes-Oxley Pains – A Career Headache

A. As you doubtless know, you are not alone. Sarbanes-Oxley ('SOX' to those all too familiar with the law and its many tentacles) has transformed the CFO function…

Poor Prospects for Fixed Income and Equities Pay

Poor Prospects for Fixed Income and Equities Pay

M&A advisors and asset managers are on track for higher pay this year. But fixed income and equities professionals should perhaps think twice before booking a long vacation…

Wall Street Tightens Up On Non-Compete Contracts

Wall Street Tightens Up On Non-Compete Contracts

When the partner of a large trading house decided to leave for a competing firm, he took a handful of his best friends on the trading desk with…

Principled Leadership?  Not ***** likely!

Principled Leadership? Not ***** likely!

What is it about banks spouting ethics that brings out the cynic in all of us? I went to a conference on 'Building Principled Leadership' last week, aimed…

Men take a back seat in diversity drive

Men take a back seat in diversity drive

It has been taken as given: investment banks are bastions of the white male middle classes and must hire more women and ethnic minorities. But as diversity programmes…

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