Swedish banks cut local teams

Swedish banks cut local teams

With both Swedbank and SEB reporting their Q2 results in the space of a week, the focus has been on the need to pull back from the bad…

Compensation – Going Up?

Compensation – Going Up?

With both trading profit and underwriting business rebounding in many markets, the newspapers are rife with stories about the return of boom-era paydays. Goldman allocated $11.36 billion for…

Nordic banks look to pull in regulatory experts

Nordic banks look to pull in regulatory experts

There is going to be greater demand for people with high-level economic or legal expertise to help banks navigate the tougher regulatory climate in Europe in the years…

Private equity firms open to hiring

Private equity firms open to hiring

It may still be tentative, but there are indications that private equity firms are finally hiring again in the Nordics as confidence begins to return. UK-based Bridgepoint, which…

Government intervention may not diminish Swedish banks’ appeal

Government intervention may not diminish Swedish banks’ appeal

With Sweden's political leaders threatening part-nationalisation of the banking system if their disastrous Baltic loans take another tumble, the country's banks are clearly not out of the woods…

Repairing Bank Regulation

Repairing Bank Regulation

The broad dimensions of the Obama administration's regulatory overhaul set for release this week have been sketched out in media reports. According to The Wall Street Journal, the…

Nordic banks set to add to private banking teams

Nordic banks set to add to private banking teams

There are signs that Nordic banks are making their first tentative moves back into hiring within the private banking and wealth management arena, driven mainly by the prospect…

Financial services firms not high on Danish graduates’ wishlist

Financial services firms not high on Danish graduates’ wishlist

The credit crunch hasn't affected Danish graduates' desire to work in financial services, but that's not to say it's a particularly popular industry. Instead, the top 10 of…

Pessimistic Swedes may have a point

Pessimistic Swedes may have a point

With more than half of Swedish companies expecting to cut jobs this year, don't hold your breath for a turnaround in bank hiring - but it will come,…

Could fresh Finnish recruitment freeze create yet more problems?

Could fresh Finnish recruitment freeze create yet more problems?

Finland's banking sector was cut back to the bone following its near collapse in the early-1990s, but with recruitment largely frozen this year and further redundancies likely, concerns…

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