Firms Seek ‘Fiduciary Accountants’

Firms Seek ‘Fiduciary Accountants’

With the responsibilities - and liabilities - of those who oversee direct investments growing, opportunities are increasing for CPAs in the area of fiduciary services. As accountants branch…

In PE Derby, Harvard Sets the Pace

In PE Derby, Harvard Sets the Pace

Last year 11 percent of new Harvard MBAs went to work for PE firms, at a median compensation level slightly above $200,000. And at least 27 percent of…

A Road Map to Professional Designations

A Road Map to Professional Designations

The investment business has spawned an alphabet soup of three-letter and four-letter acronyms. Perhaps the best-known is the venerable and widely held CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), inaugurated in&hell

Goldman Grows Moscow Footprint

Goldman Grows Moscow Footprint

Goldman's Russia operations have already generated almost as much revenue as it had budgeted for the full year, Alexander Dibelius, a senior partner who oversees the bank's business…

Readers Debate Asia MBA Schools, Demise of Analysts

Readers Debate Asia MBA Schools, Demise of Analysts

News items about U.S. universities' Asia MBA programs, and traditional equity analysts being replaced by computer models, were a magnet for eFC users' opinions this week. U.S. MBA…

Prudential Exit is Latest Blow to Equity Research

Prudential Exit is Latest Blow to Equity Research

Prudential's decision to shutter its Equity Group eliminates 420 jobs in sales, trading and research, including 33 senior equity analysts. The company's June 5 announcement provides fresh evidence…

More MBA Graduates Have Job Offers

More MBA Graduates Have Job Offers

The proportion of new MBA holders worldwide who received a job offer before graduation climbed for a fifth straight year, edging up to 53 percent from 52 percent…

As They Staff Up, Hedge Funds Grow Up

As They Staff Up, Hedge Funds Grow Up

The alternative investment business is just beginning to approach human resources in an organized fashion. The hedge fund marketplace is hot, and its demand for analysts and back…

Separating Veterans Eyed by Financial Firms

Separating Veterans Eyed by Financial Firms

Recruiting and developing military talent is one strategy the financial services industry is embracing to fill the middle management void that is likely to occur as Baby Boomers…

Too Many Deals, Too Few Staff

Too Many Deals, Too Few Staff

Wednesday's Financial Times reports that shortages have become so severe that senior executives at many bulge-bracket firms are worrying "overworked staff are in danger of making costly mistakes."…

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