Morning Coffee: Time to preemptively escape Deutsche Bank and Barclays’ FICC businesses? Banker tantrums

Morning Coffee: Time to preemptively escape Deutsche Bank and Barclays’ FICC businesses? Banker tantrums

If you work in fixed income for Barclays or Deutsche Bank and you receive a better job offer, you may want to do some serious weighing-up. As we…

The bankers’ dilemma: moving jobs won’t achieve a higher bonus. Nor will a promotion

The bankers’ dilemma: moving jobs won’t achieve a higher bonus. Nor will a promotion

Post-bonus job-hopping is fuelled by investment bankers feeling short-changed and looking for a bigger package elsewhere. However, switching jobs doesn’t automatically equate to a bigger bonus, and nor&h

Bankers in Asia most likely to change jobs post-bonuses in 2014

Bankers in Asia most likely to change jobs post-bonuses in 2014

Bankers in Hong Kong and Singapore are now clamouring to change companies after pocketing their bonuses, egged on by skill shortages, vacancies at expansionist Asian banks and an…

Fifteen powerful Russia-focused bankers you should probably know

Fifteen powerful Russia-focused bankers you should probably know

The Russian investment banking market isn't what it was: banks have scaled back their ambitions and repatriated staff to London. But there are still some powerful men and…

Cubist Systematic and other stupidly named hedge funds of the world

Cubist Systematic and other stupidly named hedge funds of the world

Remember the hedge fund name generator? The site has generated so many hits that it's attracting advertising from JPMorgan, among others. Steve Cohen does not seem to have…

Star bankers win bonus season at the expense of colleagues

Star bankers win bonus season at the expense of colleagues

US bankers took home an average bonus that falls roughly in line with what they were paid over the previous five years, according to a new eFinancialCareers survey.…

The rise of the investment banker ‘thriller’

The rise of the investment banker ‘thriller’

The golden rule of writing fiction is stick to what you know. For financial services professionals with a taste for creative writing, this invariably means hanging a plot…

22 financial services firms that will hire you in the second quarter

22 financial services firms that will hire you in the second quarter

We're moving into the second quarter. Needless to say, this is the time of year when people in banking traditionally swap jobs after being paid a bonus. If…

The warped psychology of the underpaid investment banker

The warped psychology of the underpaid investment banker

Bonuses are a funny thing. While it’s mostly about the money, there’s plenty of ego riding on that check, too. Bankers are being judged through a dollar sign…

Last huzzah in the City as UK banking bonuses rise 30% in 2013

Last huzzah in the City as UK banking bonuses rise 30% in 2013

One of the most surprising findings of this year’s eFinancialCareers global bonus survey is the dramatic increase in the average UK bonus between 2012 and 2013. In 2012,…

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