In the latest hiring roundup, Goldman is adding headcount in pockets, one firm is actually hiring in fixed income and Cantor Fitzgerald is hiring…again.
Designers in high demand
The new in-demand job on Wall Street: design talent. Banks are looking to improve the look and user experience of the mobile and desktop platforms that they provide to buy-side clients. Creative techies are needed.
One firm hiring in fixed income
Mizuho International has been very quietly scooping up fixed income sales, trading and strategy types.
Singaporean fund desperate for analysts
Earlier this decade hedge funds in Singapore were adding traders, now they need more research analysts.
Cantor growing in Canada
New York broker Cantor Fitzgerald is expanding its footprint in Canada. The firm just hired two institutional equity-sales traders and a senior technology analyst. Cantor now employs 21 people in Canada but said it plans to continue hiring.
Where you can find a job in Switzerland
Hiring in the front office is slow in Switzerland, which is a good place to work with the changing of the value of the Swiss franc. However, “Specialists in regulation, risk calculation and analysis [are] the most sought after within the sector.”
Goldman’s new hiring strategy?
During last week’s conference call, Goldman Sachs CFO Harvey Schwartz said that the firm wants to take a “leadership role” in creating global trading venues and processing systems, suggesting that Goldman’s emphasis is going to be on hiring technologists and individuals with operational expertise.
Senior females needed in investment banking?
Women currently account for less than 20% of managing director or equivalent roles in investment banking. Advocates are now calling for quotas, which could be a boon to experienced women in finance who may previously have been looked over.
Brazilian firm BTG Pactual announced last year that it would be adding an additional 100 heads globally as other banks pull out of commodities. It’s already made several hires this year, including two poaches from BNP in London.
Digital banking hot in Asia
The likes of Citi, HSBC and Standard Chartered are belatedly beefing up their digital banking teams in Singapore and Hong Kong. Regional firms Dah Sing Bank, DBS and Bank of East Asia are also hiring.
Goldman hiring, but not in a sexy way
Goldman Sachs added 1,100 people last year, with 500 people joining since September. The only problem: most are joining in low-cost cities like Mumbai and Salt Lake City.
More compliance openings at HSBC
U.S. officials are not fully satisfied with HSBC’s efforts to crack down on money laundering. Typically, banks add more controls staffers following any edict from the government.