Letter from London: Sex Discrimination Means David vs. Goliath

Letter from London: Sex Discrimination Means David vs. Goliath

You don't often hear the gory details of a sex discrimination claim. Unless it goes to Court, the minutiae will be hidden away behind gagging agreements. That means…

Career Path: Sanford Bernstein Associate Analyst

Career Path: Sanford Bernstein Associate Analyst

If you want to work in equity research, you can't be afraid to have an opinion. As a sellside analyst I have realized that clients pay for an…

Equity researchers face jobs famine

Equity researchers face jobs famine

Investment banking is known as an industry of feast and famine. The reality is more nuanced: even as most bankers are feasting heartily, some will always starve. Equity…

Job Wrap: Team Moves at HSBC, Jefferies; French Banks Hiring

Job Wrap: Team Moves at HSBC, Jefferies; French Banks Hiring

HSBC and Jefferies & Co. lifted whole teams of bankers from rivals last week. French banks BNP Paribas and Calyon showed their hiring mettle. Mass migration: HSBC raids…

Once Out, it’s Hard to Get Back In

Once Out, it’s Hard to Get Back In

A. Sometimes knowing what you don't want can be a powerful motivator. You haven't said why you want to return to the fold-perhaps going it on your own…

Prince’s salary and bonus rises 40% to almost $11m

Prince’s salary and bonus rises 40% to almost $11m

Chuck Prince, chief executive of Citigroup, took home pay and bonuses worth $10.67m (€8m) last year - up 40% on the previous year, despite asking that his total…

How to Blow Your Career in 90 Days or Less

How to Blow Your Career in 90 Days or Less

'In all cases, they expect you to hit the ground running,' says Peter Gonye, co-head of search firm Spencer Stuart's private equity and investment banking practice. Misfire by…

Quants Call the Shots

Quants Call the Shots

For the young and mathematically inclined, rarely have times been better on the Wall Street catwalk. Quantitative analytics jobs are the new black. Hiring of junior-level quants 'is…

Job Wrap: Lehman Leaks Staff, ABN Cuts Researchers

Job Wrap: Lehman Leaks Staff, ABN Cuts Researchers

Lehman Brothers lost four staff last week to Lazard, HSBC, and RBS Greenwich Capital. Lazard hired Jon Biele as managing director with responsibility for equity product origination, including…

Letter from London: Culling Seniors, an Unseemly Rush

Letter from London: Culling Seniors, an Unseemly Rush

The last time I tried to predict the future, assisted by some rather good bubbly at a very jolly party, I ended up palm-reading for some newly-met bankers…

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