Q&A: The Russian chief executive of a $100m hedge fund says if you really want to make it, you need to work for yourself

Q&A: The Russian chief executive of a $100m hedge fund says if you really want to make it, you need to work for yourself

We spoke to Slava Rabinovich, CEO of Moscow-based Diamond Age Capital Advisors, a hedge fund with $105m under management. This is what he told us about his career,…

Goldman Sachs’ business model is in a state of transformational change. This is what you need to know

Goldman Sachs’ business model is in a state of transformational change. This is what you need to know

When analysts at Bernstein Research put out a note on Goldman Sachs’ business model after Goldman Sachs’ first quarter results, they said the firm was “modifying” itself but…

First quarter pay hierarchy suggests American banks still pay more. Generally, they also pay a LOT more cash

First quarter pay hierarchy suggests American banks still pay more. Generally, they also pay a LOT more cash

Now that we know how much JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Credit Suisse and Deutsche have accrued for their investment bankers in the first quarter, we can say two…

UBS M&A bankers should be afraid: today’s results give Andrea Orcel a licence to clean them out

UBS M&A bankers should be afraid: today’s results give Andrea Orcel a licence to clean them out

It’s UBS Q1 results day.  Amidst the high own-debt charge, the falling compensation, the falling headcount, the ok performances in FICC (except in rates) and equities, one thing…

GUEST COMMENT: As a junior corporate financier I am spending my life tweaking PowerPoint presentations

GUEST COMMENT: As a junior corporate financier I am spending my life tweaking PowerPoint presentations

Many young undergraduates harbour dreams of becoming an investment banker when they finish university, but few know what the job entails. Those who know the reality have probably…

The now-famous article suggesting banking is a sad, sorry, sapping career, full of fantasists pretending otherwise

The now-famous article suggesting banking is a sad, sorry, sapping career, full of fantasists pretending otherwise

It may not be what you want to hear at the start of the week, but you may be deluding yourself if you think banking is a glamorous…

Goldman’s head of wellness says mental health is probably the biggest issue at Goldman Sachs, its people want to know how to be happy

Goldman’s head of wellness says mental health is probably the biggest issue at Goldman Sachs, its people want to know how to be happy

Goldman Sachs takes the health and happiness of its staff seriously. It has its own ‘head of wellness,’ Patrick Watt. Today, Patrick gave a webinar on wellness at…

Deutsche and BarCap confirm it: there will no hiring, no firing. Deutsche sets the pace with a 20% compensation cut

Deutsche and BarCap confirm it: there will no hiring, no firing. Deutsche sets the pace with a 20% compensation cut

If you’re going to get a new job in financial services, you should be able to pick one up in the second quarter. Historically, this is when most…

How parental wealth is proving a game-changer at pivotal points of banking careers

How parental wealth is proving a game-changer at pivotal points of banking careers

Generally, it helps in life to have rich parents. Yes, there are plenty examples of prominent bankers who don’t (Lloyd Blankfein, Ian Hannam). And yes, Goldman is known…

Excitement as a bank declares its intention to hire 200 traders, sales and research staff

Excitement as a bank declares its intention to hire 200 traders, sales and research staff

It all appears to be happening at Mitsubishi UFJ. The Japanese bank has placed itself above the parapet and said it wants to hire 50 currency and interest…

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