Thomas Weisel to Cut 13 Percent of Workforce

Thomas Weisel to Cut 13 Percent of Workforce

Boutique investment bank Thomas Weisel Partners Group plans to reduce its workforce by 13 percent "over the next couple of weeks." In releasing its first-quarter results, the San…

Beyond Mortgages, Fixed-Income Lives

Beyond Mortgages, Fixed-Income Lives

There is life in fixed-income - surprising though it may seem. In a market devastated by losses from sub-prime mortgages and leveraged loans, several niches are seeing hiring…

A New Appeal for Older Workers?

A New Appeal for Older Workers?

With the Baby Boomers aging and the labor force shrinking, financial services firms will need to keep and court an older contingent. But is Wall Street ready to…

Wellington West Hires in Agriculture, Metals

Wellington West Hires in Agriculture, Metals

Winnipeg-based Wellington West added a special-situations investment banker to focus on agriculture companies, and a mining analyst to cover base metals. Steve Burleton joined Wellington's capital markets

Quantitative Analytics Hiring Strong in Chicago

Quantitative Analytics Hiring Strong in Chicago

While many financial professionals are concerned about job security and plummeting compensation, at least one segment remains healthy: quantitative analytics. Mid- to high-level professionals with advanced

Demand for Financial Advisors Remains Strong

Demand for Financial Advisors Remains Strong

Demand for financial advisors is expected to be brisk even as the growth in the overall Canadian job market slows. The need for professionals to help people with…

Play Leapfrog, Not Catchup

Play Leapfrog, Not Catchup

A candidate's present compensation can hurt their chances if it's too high, but won't help if it's low. So beware of sticking with the same employer over a…

Scotia Capital Fills Energy Research Opening

Scotia Capital Fills Energy Research Opening

Scotia Capital hired an analyst from RBC Dominion Securities to cover energy stocks from its Calgary office. Mark Polak fills a slot formerly held by senior oil and…

Hedge Fund Riches:  Another Look

Hedge Fund Riches: Another Look

A new tally indicates the top hedge fund tycoons earned even more in 2007 than indicated by a set of estimates published earlier this month. John Paulson, whose…

OSC Chairman Wants ‘Specialized’ Teams of Prosecutors

OSC Chairman Wants ‘Specialized’ Teams of Prosecutors

There may be more opportunities coming for securities attorneys interested in government service. Ontario Securities Commission Chairman David Wilson says Canada should create specialized teams of prosecut

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