Late Lunchtime Links: Blackstone staff nearly living off their salaries. Pay pain at Morgan Stanley

Late Lunchtime Links: Blackstone staff nearly living off their salaries. Pay pain at Morgan Stanley

So much for private equity offering a good way to get rich through carried interest payments and bonuses. Today's annual results from Blackstone suggest that something nasty has happened…

Three very profitable insurance firms that are on a recruitment spree

Three very profitable insurance firms that are on a recruitment spree

Insurance recruitment may be comparatively buoyant, but large publicly-listed firms like Aviva, Axa, Royal Sun Alliance, Standard Life and Direct Line have been cutting jobs over the past…

The ten real reasons Rich Ricci had to go from Barclays

The ten real reasons Rich Ricci had to go from Barclays

Rich Ricci is no more. Despite being comparatively youthful and only recently telling  Financial News he planned to go nowhere at all, the 49 year old banker with the…

Dissecting BofA’s Muddled Mortgage Plan

Dissecting BofA’s Muddled Mortgage Plan

Bank of America is hiring – and firing – within its mortgage business. Sounds crazy, but it actually makes sense. The lender cut 4,378 jobs in the first…

A chart explaining why Goldman, JPMorgan, BofA, Citi won’t be hiring

A chart explaining why Goldman, JPMorgan, BofA, Citi won’t be hiring

If you're looking for a job in an investment bank, you'll need to be good. In fact, you'll need to be very, very good. These days, most banks…

Eleven ways to get your resume past a recruiter in Asia

Eleven ways to get your resume past a recruiter in Asia

Recruiters in Singapore and Hong Kong are spending much of their time fielding enquiries from candidates in the US, Europe and Australia. But many such job seekers are…

Big Four Accountants Have Prestige, Not Quality of Life, Survey Says

Big Four Accountants Have Prestige, Not Quality of Life, Survey Says

If you’re an accountant, you likely want to work for one of the Big Four: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, KPMG and Ernst & Young. Beware believing the grass is greener,…

Risk teams get brutal shake-up as fund managers hire

Risk teams get brutal shake-up as fund managers hire

As fund managers face a “tsunami” of regulation, executives are parachuting in elite risk managers, disrupting what was once a staid and cozy specialty. Risk professionals have long been viewed&helli

The five hottest tech pros in mobile banking

The five hottest tech pros in mobile banking

If you’re a technologist with experience in digital or mobile banking, you can consider yourself hot property. According to research from financial services recruiters Brightpool, mobile is likely&hellip

Lunchtime Links: BoA trading gains skewed by accounting technique

Lunchtime Links: BoA trading gains skewed by accounting technique

If you want to assess how debt value adjustments (DVA), an accounting technique used to value banks’ own debt, skewed earnings last year, take a look at Bank…

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