Macquarie pays London rates

Macquarie pays London rates

Australian investment bank Macquarie is moving into the big league by paying its senior staff London-style salaries and recruiting homegrown graduates for its UK business. "We are...competing for…

Good times roll in Western Australia

Good times roll in Western Australia

Investment analysts, financial controllers, and finance managers are all in high demand according to Simon Lynch of Michael Page's Perth office. He says CA and CPA qualified accountants…

Accelerating demand for financial planners

Accelerating demand for financial planners

The Australian job market is crying out for financial planners and paraplanners, with demand up nearly 100% according to some reports. Recruitment specialist eJobs noted 460 advertised roles…

Credit Suisse adding prime brokers

Credit Suisse adding prime brokers

Credit Suisse is gearing up in Asian prime services. The Swiss bank has appointed Jupiter Asset Management's Kevin Meehan as director and head of Asian prime services coverage…

Rich private equity deals mean more hires

Rich private equity deals mean more hires

Private equity firms playing in Australia's M&A markets may make up a smaller percentage of the whole compared to their UK and US counterparts, but the private equity…

IT professionals are hot

IT professionals are hot

Australian IT recruiters report a rush of hiring as investment banks seek to enhance their technology systems. "We've seen a marked increase in demand for technologists," says Sam…

Deutsche has much to prove in global plans

Deutsche has much to prove in global plans

It is a year this Friday since Deutsche Bank sold its 46bn (€67bn) UK investment management business to Aberdeen Asset Management, which led to a drastic restructure in…

Australian accountants to go from famine to feast?

Australian accountants to go from famine to feast?

Australia's shortage of accounting staff could yet turn into a glut, according to one academic. Kevin McKenna, vice chancellor of Curtin University, told an audience at a Perth-based…

Overheating finance market drains brains from Sydney

Overheating finance market drains brains from Sydney

An international shortage of financial services talent is creating a brain drain from smaller markets according to one recruiter. "Whenever conditions are strong in Asia, London, or New…

JPMorgan sets up credit trading desk

JPMorgan sets up credit trading desk

JP Morgan has followed Citigroup and Deutsche Bank in setting up a credit trading desk in Australia to place traders closer to the marketing and credit structuring staff…

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