Daily Dispatches – A Bad Day to work at Booz Allen

Daily Dispatches – A Bad Day to work at Booz Allen

While Edward Snowden is on the run in Asia - last seen checking out of a hotel in Hong Kong yesterday - his former employers Booz Allen (majority-owned…

Unwanted bank staff can try $200k intelligence jobs, like Snowden’s

Unwanted bank staff can try $200k intelligence jobs, like Snowden’s

If you're an unemployed, underpaid, morally ambivalent banker or ex-banker who's fed up with the grunge of Wall Street or the City of London, you could be forgiven…

Are We Ready for the Revival of the Investment Banker Bonus?

Are We Ready for the Revival of the Investment Banker Bonus?

Bonuses for investment bankers should increase significantly this year, but that’s only if firms continue to follow their traditional compensation model and ignore calls to slash banker pay.…

Even a $90k MBA is no guarantee of a job in banking

Even a $90k MBA is no guarantee of a job in banking

A Masters of Business Administration (MBA) has always been an expensive investment - if you study at Harvard or the London Business School, you'll need to whop out…

Daily Dispatches – Growth stories

Daily Dispatches – Growth stories

Key news on Monday centred on unexpected growth in Japan, contrasting with yet further indications of a slowing economy in China. Japan’s economy grew more than the government initially estimated&helli

Things headhunters can do for your career. Things they can’t

Things headhunters can do for your career. Things they can’t

Next time a headhunter calls with a tantalizing opportunity at an unnamed bank with plans for business domination, you might want to listen. New research suggests that if…

Gary Cohn and Lloyd Blankfein agree: ignore career advice from a wife

Gary Cohn and Lloyd Blankfein agree: ignore career advice from a wife

Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive officer (CEO) of Goldman Sachs and Gary Cohn, chief operating officer (COO) of Goldman Sachs, are very different personalities. If this wasn't clear already,…

Is Steven Cohen Crazy Enough to Not Fire You?

Is Steven Cohen Crazy Enough to Not Fire You?

We assure you, your job is (likely) safe, SAC Capital told its employees in an email that surely won’t make anyone sleep well at night. The beleaguered hedge…

From second class citizens to the forefront of banking tech projects

From second class citizens to the forefront of banking tech projects

Recent technology blow-ups in the banking sector have not necessarily prompted firms to hire better developers, but have instead placed a greater emphasis on the much-maligned testing (or…

Daily Dispatches – China IPO freeze extended

Daily Dispatches – China IPO freeze extended

Bad news for Chinese investors whose wealth creation options were limited by the decision last year to call a halt to 700 planned IPOs. Asian Banking & Finance…

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