SEB employs more women than men, bonuses are shrinking and other reflections on its annual report

SEB employs more women than men, bonuses are shrinking and other reflections on its annual report

  Like many European banks, SEB is being more open with the political hot potato of compensation, and it's revealed that bonuses are starting to tumble. SEB's annual…

Late Lunchtime Links: Could you maybe make more selling stories about working in investment banking than actually doing your job?

Late Lunchtime Links: Could you maybe make more selling stories about working in investment banking than actually doing your job?

With investment bankers firmly embedded as villains in the public psyche, there appears to be an appetite for fiction and non-fiction with banking as its theme. Hence, the…

Morgan Stanley and Oliver Wyman have produced their annual report on the state of the investment banking industry. This is what you need to know if you want your career to last

Morgan Stanley and Oliver Wyman have produced their annual report on the state of the investment banking industry. This is what you need to know if you want your career to last

First there was the enormous report from JPMorgan on the state of the investment banking industry. Now we have another enormous report from Morgan Stanley and Oliver Wyman,…

Goldman Sachs has banned Sunday working and has been coaching its employees on the art of happiness

Goldman Sachs has banned Sunday working and has been coaching its employees on the art of happiness

If you work at Goldman Sachs, you are now absolved of the need to work on a Sunday – but only if you work at Goldman Sachs in…

While BarCap is capping cash bonuses at £65k, persons at Credit Suisse can earn £346k in cash this year

While BarCap is capping cash bonuses at £65k, persons at Credit Suisse can earn £346k in cash this year

Where would you rather work? Somewhere at which your cash bonus will be restricted to £65k, fin d’histoire, or somewhere where you can earn £346k in clean cash?…

This very detailed compensation survey for corporate finance, equity research and sales, suggests the only place people got paid more for 2011 was…Moscow

This very detailed compensation survey for corporate finance, equity research and sales, suggests the only place people got paid more for 2011 was…Moscow

Do you work in equity research, equity sales or corporate finance? Within corporate finance, do you work in mining and metals, oil/gas/energy/utilities, alternatives/renewables/biotech, or FIG, telecoms/me

Deutsche and UBS both paid their risk-taking staff exactly staff the same for 2011. Deutsche bankers are now fully incentivised to get rid of their unproductive colleagues ASAP

Deutsche and UBS both paid their risk-taking staff exactly staff the same for 2011. Deutsche bankers are now fully incentivised to get rid of their unproductive colleagues ASAP

In theory, Deutsche Bank is an amazing payer. When you look at average compensation per head in its corporate and investment bank, it appears to pay considerably more…

You really don’t want to be working in the back office of a Nordic investment bank

You really don’t want to be working in the back office of a Nordic investment bank

We've mentioned previously that there's an argument for some of the Nordic investment banks to start paring back headcount in the front office, but it seems that the…

Goldman has 12,000 VPs and only promotes 261 MDs annually. There appears to be a 2% chance of getting promoted

Goldman has 12,000 VPs and only promotes 261 MDs annually. There appears to be a 2% chance of getting promoted

The Greg Smith debacle has thrown up an interesting and potentially depressing statistic: Lloyd Blankfein wrote a memo pointing out that Smith (allegedly a Vice President or VP)…

JPMorgan’s analysts have produced another report full of essential information for anyone with a career in global banking. This is what it says

JPMorgan’s analysts have produced another report full of essential information for anyone with a career in global banking. This is what it says

Intermittently, the banking team at JPMorgan will produce an exceptional report on the state of the industry. They did it in November and they did it in February.They’ve…

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