Private equity firm Altius still hiring after boosting headcount 20%

Private equity firm Altius still hiring after boosting headcount 20%

Bucking the trend among smaller private equity houses, Altius Associates has increased its headcount by around 20% over the past 12 months and is still hiring. Altius has…

Is Barings destroyer Nick Leeson leaving $60k a week for $235k a year?

Is Barings destroyer Nick Leeson leaving $60k a week for $235k a year?

Nick Leeson, the Barings Bank derivatives broker whose fraudulent trades who brought down Britain's oldest investment bank in 1995, has carved out a good living as an after-dinner…

SocGen offers its bankers another bite at €300k voluntary redundancy packages

SocGen offers its bankers another bite at €300k voluntary redundancy packages

Good news for anyone who wants to leave SocGen and didn't get a chance to claim the bank's extremely generous voluntary redundancy packages in 2012: they're allegedly on…

Why the Awful Jobs Report Isn’t So Awful for You

Why the Awful Jobs Report Isn’t So Awful for You

There is no sugarcoating it: the March jobs report was bad. The U.S. economy added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest since June. The good news:  losses…

No layoffs at Goldman Sachs? Loads of layoffs at Bank of America?

No layoffs at Goldman Sachs? Loads of layoffs at Bank of America?

Which is the safest bank in London to work for now? If recent changes to the Financial Services Authority (FSA) register are anything to by, it’s Goldman Sachs.…

Daily Dispatches: Investment banks not hiring in Asia as fees fall

Daily Dispatches: Investment banks not hiring in Asia as fees fall

More bad news for anyone expecting a recovery in recruitment in Asian investment banking any time soon. Fees at investment banks were down 6.6% across Asia in the…

Six Essential Skills for Risk Managers in Investment Banks

Six Essential Skills for Risk Managers in Investment Banks

Since the credit crisis, risk management in banks has become a far more heavyweight, far more respected and a far more popular career. If you want to join…

MF Global Car Wreck Had One Driver

MF Global Car Wreck Had One Driver

Another day, another scathing report condemning the actions of Wall Street’s former elite. Earlier this week, the crosshairs focused on the cultural evils fostered by Barclays’ upper management.&hellip

Asian equity researchers face 25% comp cuts and pin hopes on CIMB

Asian equity researchers face 25% comp cuts and pin hopes on CIMB

Equity researchers who’ve been cut from banks in Asia during a recent wave of redundancies had better send their CVs to CIMB, the Malaysian bank. Not many other…

Daily Dispatches: Leading J.P. Morgan banker quits the sector

Daily Dispatches: Leading J.P. Morgan banker quits the sector

J.P. Morgan’s chairman of equity capital markets in Asia-Pacific, Kester Ng, is quitting after seven years at the US firm and almost 20 years in investment banking. But…

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