Sector: Investment Banking / M & A

GUEST COMMENT: Remember that the junior M&A bankers who make it are deeply charismatic despite being half asleep

Making the transition from the exam based culture of university to the corporate culture of investment banking is not as easy as it may seem. Success means applying…

Candidate Blog: I’m a new permanent resident, but my ignorance of the Aussie job market has left me in a mess

Armed with a permanent residency permit, a few years’ M&A experience in London and an advanced degree in finance, I was hopeful when I started my job search…

GUEST COMMENT: Your first year in M&A will be filled with aborted deals

If you’re starting out in M&A, you’re probably excited about all the deals you’ll be working on. Everyone wants deals. Everyone needs deals: you need deal experience for…

Around the World: Ireland faces accountant shortage; Middle East bank retreat

Financial services firms in Ireland are facing a SHORTAGE of accountants It’s not often in the current climate that there’s a shortage of a particular skill-set in Ireland,…

The recently hired in M&A are becoming the recently fired in M&A

Banks that were hiring are now firing. There is a predictable symmetry between those who’ve been recently hired and those who are now being fired. As the outlook…

Wells Fargo Securities Expands Investment Banking Unit

Just as the job outlook for M&A appears to be worsening as banks begin letting go of their junior associate-level investment bankers, Wells Fargo Securities says it is…

People News: Moves at UBS, Barclays, BTG Pactual, Axa Investments

UBS appoints Hermann Prelle as chairman of M&A for Europe, Middle East and Africa. [Reuters] Barclays Corporate hires Shona Tatchell from HSBC to run financial institutions trade sales.…

Worrying signs that international investment banks are retreating from the Middle East

Crédit Agricole’s decision to move its MENA M&A team from Dubai to Paris is indicative of an increasing reluctance of international investment banks to maintain a significant presence&hell

Should you too be taking a sabbatical at this particular point in time?

Financial News points out that UBS investment banker, Hermann Prelle, who was formerly co-head of EMEA investment banking and head of German M&A business, has come back from…

Lunchtime Links: In this market, your job will be safe only if you are working for a continental European bank in its home country

As Dexia is backstopped by French and Belgian governments (again), banking leaders have been standing up at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16th Annual Banking & Insurance…

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