Further evidence that transaction banking is a good place to work in the Middle East

Further evidence that transaction banking is a good place to work in the Middle East

Transaction banking, or global transaction services/banking as many international firms call it, has never been an overly-glamorous or well-paid place to work, but it certainly seems to be…

Barclays would like to reassure its investment bankers that all their services are still very much needed and everything will continue much as before. This is why

Barclays would like to reassure its investment bankers that all their services are still very much needed and everything will continue much as before. This is why

Since Bob Diamond went, people have been speculating that Barclays' strategy for its investment bank would need to change. We have been speculating that Barclays' strategy for its…

Nomura’s fixed income professionals have good reason to fear displacement by new improved hires. Recruitment IS happening elsewhere

Nomura’s fixed income professionals have good reason to fear displacement by new improved hires. Recruitment IS happening elsewhere

When Steve Ashley was made global head of fixed income at Nomura in January, we suggested it may not be a good thing. Three months later, Nomura got…

DCM bankers in the Middle East would be wise to skill up in Islamic finance….and apply to HSBC

DCM bankers in the Middle East would be wise to skill up in Islamic finance….and apply to HSBC

In contrast to other parts of investment banking, debt capital markets (DCM) in the Middle East are booming. Issuance is surging year-on-year and many are talking up a…

Hey. It’s ok. You could get a job in trade finance. Or not.

Hey. It’s ok. You could get a job in trade finance. Or not.

With the LIBOR scandal running rampant through the banking industry, daubing everyone from Bob and Barclays to Deutsche to RBS and HSBC and others with the faint taint of corruption, now may…

This regional bank could recruit up to 300 people this year

This regional bank could recruit up to 300 people this year

It’s rare that there’s a bullish sentiment around recruitment in the current climate, but if it was going to come from anywhere, it would be a regional bank.…

This bank has just been deemed the best to work for globally in flow trading, the best to work for globally in DCM, the best in the US and the best in the UK. It is not what you think

This bank has just been deemed the best to work for globally in flow trading, the best to work for globally in DCM, the best in the US and the best in the UK. It is not what you think

Forget the future, if you want to work for a great investment bank in the present, try Barclays (Capital). So say the latest Euromoney Awards for Excellence. Barclays has…

A detailed look at why and where the redundancies are going to be coming at Barclays Capital

A detailed look at why and where the redundancies are going to be coming at Barclays Capital

Irrespective of whether Bob Diamond and Barclays have been maligned and how Bob acquits himself in front of the Treasury Select Committee, a process has been set in place. Unfortunately,…

A list of firms that may be expanding in the DIFC

A list of firms that may be expanding in the DIFC

The DIFC Authority has released its first ever annual report this week. Calm yourself, it’s largely a promotional document. However, nestled within this is some interesting info about…

GUEST COMMENT: Bob’s bust says one thing – human capital risk is massively underestimated

GUEST COMMENT: Bob’s bust says one thing – human capital risk is massively underestimated

Finding a replacement for Bob Diamond will be a lengthy and difficult process. Barclays’ board must identify someone can not only lead a highly complex multinational empire, but…

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